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Debating on buying the 17-40mm f/4 L

 
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Feb 15, 2012 14:33 |  #1

My sigma 10-20 is sold as I sold my 60d earlier this year! Thinking about picking up a wide angle for the 5d mk II. Any comments on the 17-40mm f/4 L? Thanks guys!


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Feb 15, 2012 15:28 |  #2

Great lens!! It will satisfy the void the 10-20mm left and give sharper results.


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Feb 15, 2012 15:56 |  #3

Anymore comments guys?


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Feb 15, 2012 15:59 |  #4

I was thinking about the same, but I think people are not responding because you can easily search the threads for hundreds of posts on this lens or visit the lens sample archives for your answer.


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Feb 15, 2012 16:00 |  #5

It's a great lens, and excellent value too. But you knew that already, didn't you?


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Feb 15, 2012 16:01 |  #6

It's a great lens on a full frame camera. You may read some bad reviews, but they are often because crop users try to make it something that it isnt.




  
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Feb 15, 2012 16:08 |  #7

wish it was f/2.8. great lens for half the money of the 16-35 though!




  
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Feb 15, 2012 16:10 |  #8

zyndurai wrote in post #13903916 (external link)
I was thinking about the same, but I think people are not responding because you can easily search the threads for hundreds of posts on this lens or visit the lens sample archives for your answer.

Just want some quick replies, stuck at work right now! Camera store is close to work so may make the decision on my break haha


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Feb 15, 2012 16:12 |  #9

robertwsimpson wrote in post #13903961 (external link)
wish it was f/2.8. great lens for half the money of the 16-35 though!

I've read that its 90% of the lens, for half the price.




  
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Feb 15, 2012 16:14 |  #10

gonzogolf wrote in post #13903983 (external link)
I've read that its 90% of the lens, for half the price.

well, it depends if you need that extra stop of light or not. I'd say it's more like 60% of the lens for half the price. It's definitely in the "More than adequate" category. Very sharp wide open, good colors, quick to focus.




  
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Feb 15, 2012 16:20 |  #11

I needed a replacement for the 10-22 when I upgraded the 50D to a 5D2 and the 17-40 was the obvious choice for me. I use it for landscapes so don't use a UWA under about f/8 anyway and did not want the expense and weight of the 16-35. I have not regretted it for one second. The 17-40 is a great lens to use. IQ for buck it is probably the best L.


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Feb 15, 2012 16:23 |  #12

It's a great lens, which I own. I doubt I'd ever need f2.8 and buying the 16-35 was not really an option for me at that price anyway.


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Feb 15, 2012 16:27 |  #13

I love mine. Great distortion at 17mm. Gives a really cool look. Its a really solid lens.

Although I am planning on selling mine soon lol. Need the money.




  
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Feb 15, 2012 16:32 |  #14

It's a very good lens, but it didn't suit my needs because I needed f/2.8 for low-light wedding receptions. I then switched to the 16-35 2.8L (original version) and was mostly happy with it. I finally switched to the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 because of tests I'd seen where it showed lower distortion and superior corner sharpness to the Canon. I am very happy with it on my 5D, and it's gotten me out of some tight situations where I had to photograph a large group of people in a very tight spot. With a little distortion correction in PS, the images are fantastic.




  
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Feb 15, 2012 16:38 |  #15

oh, another up side to the 17-40 is that its the same filter size as my 70-200 and 100-400. the 16-35 mkII is larger.




  
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