02-08-2010 07:30 PM
Was wondering if Best Buy had any plans to carry the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM ? It's a great lens and would love to buy it from Best Buy, either online or in-store. Any Best Buy reps have any info? Thanks!
02-10-2010 01:04 PM
Being that this is an older lens it is unlikely that we will be carrying this lens, but I can't say for sure. I agree that this is a great lens for Canon APS-C sensor DSLRs, and the constant large aperture is very nice.
There are actually two other Canon lenses that we do carry that would cost less than this lens sells for, and produce superior results in most situations. You could look at the new Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. This lens will produce a significantly wider angle of view, a farther reach on the long end, and uses the latest version of Canon’s optical image stabilization technology. The only disadvantage is that it has a smaller maximum aperture, and its aperture isn't constant.
The second lens I would suggest would be the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L series lens. This lens is an L series lens that is built to the standards of a professional photographer, provides a constant aperture, is weather sealed to protect your investment from the elements, and provides an image circle that can fully cover a Full Frame sensor DSLR in case you ever decide to upgrade to a professional model camera. You of course will lose some of the reach in comparison to the 17-55 f/2.8 lens, but the quality of the glass (and in the manufacturer of this lens) will far out perform a non L series lens.
I hope this helps!