View Full Version : price rise on 17-55 F 2.8?? why

fairy bombs
03-05-2010, 1:57pm
Just wondering if anyone knows why the price on canon 17-55 F 2.8 lenses keeps rising??

I may be buying one soon,last year I bought 2 canon L lenses,a 400 prime and 70-200 f2.8 both of these have droped hundreds of dollars,( I paid $1637 for 70-200 now$1550) and a bigger drop for 400 prime.

I looked at buying a 17-55 F2.8 to fill in the focal range gap a few times and it has risen $100 since I have looked,added the price of the hood,and it will be dearer than the 70-200 F 2.8,and its a L lenses,why is a plastic EF-S lens dearer???:confused013

might look at a Tamron 17-50 VC half the price,

regards FB

03-05-2010, 4:38pm
I believe the this lens has UD element which makes it almost as good as an L Series lens. I believe it not an L series because of its EFS mount.

This lens has got many very good review :)

JM Tran
03-05-2010, 4:41pm
I would make an educated guess and suggest that with the release of the 7D, the high pixel sensor demands a high quality lens, and the 17-55 delivers it for an APSC lens without resorting to an L lens and dealing with the crop factor etc.

But im sure there are other factors also

fairy bombs
04-05-2010, 7:08am
Yes.JM Tran,thats some good reasoning there,re release of 7D.