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Get Rid of 17-40 for 35L?

 
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Oct 10, 2010 05:59 |  #16

ninhja wrote in post #11065075 (external link)
The other option I have thought about is maybe picking up a 50 f/1.4 instead and keeping the 17-40. I'm not particularly fond of the 50mm focal length, but I could force myself to use it. Thanks for all the input so far guys.

35mm f/2? Still cheap, just see how it goes.




  
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Oct 10, 2010 06:50 |  #17

Very good choice!
I don't like the 17-40mm :-).


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Oct 10, 2010 08:04 |  #18

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35mm f/2? Still cheap, just see how it goes.

Horrible plaskicy noisy thing:(:rolleyes:


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Oct 10, 2010 08:14 as a reply to  @ I Simonius's post |  #19

Get the 35L. Color and sharpness is much better than the 17-40.


Having a 1.4 iaperture is also handy.




  
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Oct 10, 2010 08:15 |  #20

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Horrible plaskicy noisy thing:(:rolleyes:

Indeed, I loved the lens when I had it, but when I focused, it sounded like I was getting attacked by bees. :lol:


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Oct 10, 2010 11:11 |  #21

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Get the 35L. Color and sharpness is much better than the 17-40.

y.

only in the corners.


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Oct 10, 2010 11:13 |  #22

I Simonius wrote in post #11068564 (external link)
only in the corners.

Corner sharpness is always good.




  
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Oct 10, 2010 15:49 |  #23

The 35L is certainly sharper than the 17-40 @ 35mm and F4. It's not that great in the corners once you start going to 2.8 or faster from what I have read.

I think this is a lens that one buys mostly because you absolutely need the speed, not that it's all that great wide open on a FF.

Canon needs to improve a lot of their wide angle primes, imho.


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Oct 10, 2010 16:53 |  #24

bohdank wrote in post #11069770 (external link)
The 35L is certainly sharper than the 17-40 @ 35mm and F4. It's not that great in the corners once you start going to 2.8 or faster from what I have read.
o.

disagree - not true on my copies at least;)

I did some test exactly on that and was surpoised that the 35L was not sharper than the zoom at 35 except in the corners where the zoom sucks


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Oct 10, 2010 17:06 |  #25

35L first, but then I want 'em both!

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Oct 13, 2010 12:54 |  #26

I'm in the same spot. I really wanted it for car shoots but I find that I've been shooting portraits more so I'm going to list the 17-40L for sale along with my 50 f/1.4 to fund the 35L


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Oct 13, 2010 14:55 |  #27

ninhja wrote in post #11065075 (external link)
The other option I have thought about is maybe picking up a 50 f/1.4 instead and keeping the 17-40. I'm not particularly fond of the 50mm focal length, but I could force myself to use it. Thanks for all the input so far guys.

I never liked 50mm either, not on crop and not on FF. (sold my nifty fifty) So I decided to go for 35mm. Sadly there aren't many choices on FF, for now I bought the F2. Who knows I'll be selling one of my zooms one day to fund the 35L.


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Oct 13, 2010 15:12 |  #28

I did sell my 24-70L for 35L. My next move is sell 17-40L for 24L. 24L is the ultimate Canon landscape lens i think.


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Oct 13, 2010 15:13 |  #29

I've chosen to keep 17-40 and completed with 35L. Very happy with that choice. Selling a 17-40 is easy but don't bring much money back. A UWA is always useful.


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Oct 13, 2010 15:27 |  #30

Depends on what you like to shoot.

I'm looking to reacquire the 35L sometime, but not at the expense of my 17-40L. Does that mean that I think that the 17-40L is a better lens than the 35L? Hell no, but the 17-40L is invaluable in certain situations... like this :D -

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