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Need advice on Canon 17-40mm f/4L

 
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Oct 12, 2011 15:34 |  #46

I haven't read through all these replies but I'm going to give my opinion.

I love my 17-40L so far, I've only had it a short time. I wouldn't ever seriously compare a 30mm prime to a 17-40L. Two totally different lenses with different specialties. 95% of the time with my 17-40, I shoot at 17mm. I love wide angle shots.

I would almost always expect a zoom to not have the same IQ as a prime. From my experience, primes are almost always sharper.


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Oct 12, 2011 17:30 |  #47

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We've hijacked the thread, but I think you are wrong both about your conclusion and about my experience. I won't go on other than to say I suspect you are conflating usefulness with image quality. You may subjectively like a lens more on crop or full-frame, but that doesn't mean it is more sharp, has less vignetting, etc.

Who are you replying to?


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
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Oct 12, 2011 19:29 |  #48

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Who are you replying to?

MGiddings...


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Oct 12, 2011 23:45 |  #49

You would definitely see the IQ difference between the 60D and a 5D Mark II. A 35L + 5D Mark II is amazing.


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Oct 13, 2011 12:44 |  #50

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You would definitely see the IQ difference between the 60D and a 5D Mark II. A 35L + 5D Mark II is amazing.

I can only imagine. Unfortunately, I can't afford both at the same time. I can buy a 5DII, but I have to sell my lens and camera to be able to get one, and only use a kit lens on the 5DII. Hehehehe


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Oct 13, 2011 14:21 |  #51

Anyways, just want to update this thread. I finally bit the bullet and bought a 35L last night. I've been playing around with it since last night, and all I can say is that I'm satisfied and very happy with the purchase. And I can tell myself now that I made the right decision this time;)

Thanks everyone for the inputs!


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Oct 13, 2011 14:56 |  #52

I personally don't have experience with the 5dII's autofocus speed but as your child gets older it may or may not be able to keep up with him/her all the time. I imagine the 5dIII will probably remedy this however.


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Oct 13, 2011 15:03 |  #53
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17-55IS would be much better for crop


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Oct 13, 2011 22:10 |  #54

17-40 it has a low zoomrange for walkaround lens..try 17-55 perhaps, its sharper at the same aperture :) but its an ef-s


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Oct 14, 2011 01:48 |  #55

I tested my friends 70-200L II, and I liked it, I think that's gonna be my next lens. I don't think I won't be needing a UWA lens in the near future.


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