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Which Body Will Work Best With Canon 17-40L

 
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May 22, 2012 20:52 |  #16

rollsman wrote in post #14465426external link
I have the 17-40 f4L lens from Canon. I know a FF would be best to use with this lens. I only have apps 550.00 to spend on a body. Can you recommend one?
I use it many for groups, some portraits and walk around camera. Thanks, rollsman

I use it on Rebel. It works as portrait lens, but for indoors you need flash. But you are going to need a lot of light for groups indoors anyway.
As walkaround it is good, but heavy.
And it doesn't vignette a lot from 17 to 22 mm even at FF, as long as you not using two filters on it. In fact, I don't recal I have to correct it after I took two hundreds pictures with it in and outdoors on 5dc two days ago.


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May 22, 2012 21:24 |  #17

SnapFire wrote in post #14471167 (external link)
Are you running a filter on the lens? I use it on my 5D with no filter and I get no noticeable vignetting...

More than likely I did have a filter on when I noticed the vignetting but it's pretty limiting if you can't use a filter of any kind ... for example, I always have some sort of filter on all my lenses. Found out the hard way that a filter is a LOT cheaper to replace than the front element of an "L" lens.
So without a filter, the 17-40 is not an ideal lens, IMHO, for FF cameras!

A couple examples ...

First is at 17mm ...
second is at 22mm ...

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May 22, 2012 21:35 |  #18

johneo wrote in post #14471308external link
it's pretty limiting if you can't use a filter of any kind ..

You mean it's limiting if you can't use TWO filters? One filter, any filter is fine on FF. I guess you are stacking a polarizer on top of a UV filter.

Now at f4 17mm, yes there is appreciable vignetting (not the mechanical vignetting show above) with or without a filter, but the corners are soft enough that you probably don't want them too bright anyway. That 'normal' vignetting is what I thought you were talking about in your first post. And yes, wide open, there is some darkening in the corners.

Actually though as a comparison, the vignetting is not as bad as the 24-105 @24mm.


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May 22, 2012 21:48 |  #19

The Canon 17-40mm f/4L works good with a FF body and one filter. At 17mm it does not vignette at all.

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May 22, 2012 21:58 |  #20

johneo wrote in post #14471308 (external link)
More than likely I did have a filter on when I noticed the vignetting but it's pretty limiting if you can't use a filter of any kind ... for example, I always have some sort of filter on all my lenses. Found out the hard way that a filter is a LOT cheaper to replace than the front element of an "L" lens.
So without a filter, the 17-40 is not an ideal lens, IMHO, for FF cameras!

A couple examples ...

First is at 17mm ...
second is at 22mm ...
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jeez.... do you stack like 3 filters for super protection?

i use a hoya hmc on my 16-35L and get nothing. i use a polarizer on it too... but of course not on top of the hoya.




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May 22, 2012 23:20 as a reply to booja's post |  #21

^^^ Soo wierd. Like hood is not turned in properly. ^^^

5Dc and 17-40 at wide end from this Sunday.

17mm, 5.6

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17mm, 5.6
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17mm, 5.6
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May 23, 2012 01:17 |  #22

I use a hoya cpl on my 17-40 and don't get any vignetting from it.


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