06-17-2017, 08:03 PM
Quote:Canon EFs 17-55f2,8 was and still is my preferred lens, never let me down, always delivering excellent performance. Tried many others they slightly beat it in some areas, however generally speaking this is the best lens I have used.
I own it since 2006 and since then it has been my main lens, it survived three camera bodies and took more than 200.000 pictures, I traveled a lot with it and it has been through very harsh conditions, now it's showing signs of deterioration from long heavy use, I think it did its job and it deserves retiring.
Should I buy it new again ?? or you have any other decent suggestion ?
What signs of deterioration does it show?
If it's nothing critical and if it's not broken then just keep on shooting it.
I have an old Tamron 17-50/2.8 that has been through countless backpacking trips and is definitely aging, but it still takes tack sharp photos. And that's all that matters.