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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, reviewed by I Simonius

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I ­ Simonius
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Feb 04, 2015 11:18 |  #1

for the money you cannot beat this W/a zoom for image quality, weather-sealing, lightness and responsivness

The only thing that lets it down is the edges which at the extreme corners are mush on Full frame. However the rest of the image , especially the centre is so good that you'll forgive it unless you can afford the new 16-35 f4L (which I did) so if you are ona crop camera then teh extreme edges are nota problem and theres no point spending more, the newer lens is not noticable sharper in the ctntre. In this area this lens is absolutely cracking!


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DoughnutPhoto
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Mar 15, 2015 13:39 |  #2

I've noticed that on my crop camera, the edges are far worse than on my full frame. The crop sensor has the benefit of not using the lenses extreme edges, but its pixel density is much higher and the 17-40 just can't handle it until about f/8. At least that's my experience on the 60d.


Canon 5d, 60d, 17-40mm L, 30mm Art, 50mm, 85mm

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Mar 15, 2015 14:37 |  #3

I was using 5Dmk2. Looked darn good to me. What I would say though is that I have had five copies of this in total over the years, the first three two had shiftend elements and were mush all down one side, third was OK til I wmnt FF then I got a better copy, which I damaged in fall and was replaced by an equally good version
Wht this shows is that (for a while at least ) quality control on this lens was all over the place.

At the end I did have avery good copy indeed, and this just goes to show what this lens is capable of when they get it right


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