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Thread: price rise on 17-55 F 2.8?? why

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    price rise on 17-55 F 2.8?? why

    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???

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

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    Canon 50D and 450D - Canon 10-22 F3.5-5.6, 17-55 F2.8 L, 70-200 F2.8 L, 400 prime F5.6 L, 60mm F2.8 macro, EX 430 Flash,and all sorts of other bits and pieces

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    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

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    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

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    re lens

    Yes.JM Tran,thats some good reasoning there,re release of 7D.

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