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Jun 27, 2011 16:27 |  #1

I thought about 17-40L, but some friends dont recommend it due to its price. What are other very good alternatives? <$1,000 ?

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated


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Jun 27, 2011 16:31 |  #2

Canon 15mm Fisheye f2.8 they can be found for 650. You can find the 17-40's for that much too.

I have a Quantaray 19-35 $60 el-cheapo on my 5Dc that I am quite pleased with. At some focal lengths between 22mm and 33mm it will not focus at all even in manual focus but if I want that range I just use my 24-105/4 L


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Jun 27, 2011 17:51 |  #3

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #12666770 (external link)
I thought about 17-40L, but some friends dont recommend it due to its price. What are other very good alternatives? <$1,000 ?

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated

Uhm, No offense, are your friends photographers? Do they have any knowledge of lenses whatsoever?

The 17-40 is pretty much unbeatable in its price range, its a full monty professional-grade lens, it offers excellent image quality, its weather sealed, and its affordable for everything it offers

For the budget <$1000 unless you need speed, the 17-40 is perfect


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Jun 27, 2011 17:53 |  #4
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Uhm, No offense, are your friends photographers? Do they have any knowledge of lenses whatsoever?

The 17-40 is pretty much unbeatable in its price range, its a full monty professional-grade lens, it offers excellent image quality, its weather sealed, and its affordable for everything it offers

For the budget <$1000 unless you need speed, the 17-40 is perfect

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It is one of the better L grade buys from Canon.


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Jun 27, 2011 18:04 |  #5

As far as ultrawide zooms go, you're not going to find anything better from Canon, Sigma, or Tamron - except for the 16-35 which is really only marginally better and only worth it if you need f2.8.

The 17-40 is a great price and is pretty sharp across the frame when stopped down to landscape type apertures and in the center wide open.

Might find some ultrawide primes for cheaper that offer better IQ, but the 17-40 has the market on FF zooms IMO.


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Jun 27, 2011 18:07 as a reply to  @ MNUplander's post |  #6

the 17-40 is a fantastic lens and a great value for the money. the only drawback being an f4 but it's never really bothered me.

on FF it is an awesome lens.


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Jun 27, 2011 18:08 |  #7

For FF, the 17-40mm L is a great lens. It is one of the best price L lens in the L series lineup too. For less than $1000, you are getting one of the best wide angle lens from Canon. Ideally, the 16-35mm will be the best from Canon if talking about wide angle zoom~!


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Jun 27, 2011 19:04 as a reply to  @ thestone11's post |  #8

They recommend me the tamron 17-35 f2.8 for ~$300. I dont know if you guys have any experiemce with it.


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Jun 27, 2011 19:28 as a reply to  @ cfvisuals's post |  #9

Thumbs up for the 17-40 and there is one on Canon refurb for $671.


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Jun 27, 2011 19:49 |  #10

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #12667560 (external link)
They recommend me the tamron 17-35 f2.8 for ~$300. I dont know if you guys have any experiemce with it.

The Tam 17-35 is f2.8-4, and its discontinued if I'm not mistaken. I don't recall ever finding a review that put it even near the 17-40L on a FF. The price is nice for the Tam, and I've found reviews/opinions that it was a good value lens, but as you can tell by the responses already, on FF the 17-40 is HIGHLY regarded.


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Jun 27, 2011 19:53 |  #11

zeiss 21mm. it was expensive and i had to save, but man is this thing gorgeous. MF is not an issue at this focal length either imo


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Jun 28, 2011 00:01 |  #12

Pingman wrote in post #12667660 (external link)
Thumbs up for the 17-40 and there is one on Canon refurb for $671.

its a decent lens on a budget but no where near L image quality....and i bought mine for 150, they are very cheap now days....get the L for sure if you can afford it!


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Jun 28, 2011 01:01 |  #13

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #12667560 (external link)
They recommend me the tamron 17-35 f2.8 for ~$300. I dont know if you guys have any experiemce with it.

well they're broke or full of ****, or trolling you. Get the damn 17-40 and tell them to shove it. :lol:


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Jun 28, 2011 01:37 |  #14

Andy R wrote in post #12669049 (external link)
its a decent lens on a budget but no where near L image quality....and i bought mine for 150, they are very cheap now days....get the L for sure if you can afford it!

I think you are mistaken, I am talking about the L lens.
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