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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II vs Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II vs Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Canon EF-S Mount
  • Weight: 200g.
  • Diameter: 69mm
  • Length: 70mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.25m
  • Max Magnification:0.34x

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II

Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM Top Features

  • 17-55mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF-S Mount
  • Weight: 645g.
  • Diameter: 84mm
  • Length: 111mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.35m
  • Max Magnification:0.17x

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM

Our Winner: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II over Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM

Weight 200g vs 645g
Diameter 69mm vs 84mm
Length 70mm vs 111mm
Filter Thread 58mm vs 77mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m vs 0.35m
Max Magnification 0.34x vs 0.17x

Pros Of Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM over Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II
Focal Length – Wide 17mm vs 18mm
Optical Zoom 3.20x vs 3.10x
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Diaphgragm Blades 7 vs 6
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front
Distance Scale Yes vs No

Cons Of Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II and Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM
Internal Zoom No vs No
Weather Sealing No vs No

Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II vs Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM All Features

General Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM
Brand Canon Canon
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Canon EF-S Canon EF-S
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 18-55mm 17-55mm
Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom No
Zoom Lock No
Zoom Ratio 3.1X 3.2X
Aperture
Max Aperture F3.5 – F5.6 F2.8
Min Aperture F22.0 – F38.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 6 7
Optics
Optical Elements 11 19
Optical Groups 9 12
Special Elements 1 Aspherical element Super Spectra coatings
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.25m 0.35m
Max Magnification 0.34X 0.17X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Ring-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes
Focus Method Extending front Internal
Distance Scale No Yes
DoF Scale No Unknown
Distance Scale No Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 200g 645g
Diameter 69mm 84mm
Length 70mm 111mm
Materials Unknown Plastic barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown No
Filter Thread 58mm 77mm
Filter Notes rotates on focus
Hood Supplied No No
Hood Code EW-60C EW-83J
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories Soft Case LP1219
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