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17-40L = my new favorite lens!

 
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Oct 22, 2013 20:28 |  #1

Hello everyone. I recently upgraded to the 6D and finally decided to purchase the 17-40L and wanted to share my excitement. I've been wanting to get into more landscape and wider fov. I used to mostly shoot on the longer end with my 7D. Maybe it's because I'm new to full frame, but I absolutely love the combination. A lot more than I did when I had an ultra wide on the 7D. However, I do miss shooting telephoto on the 7D. Anyway, I wanted to share some pictures and maybe offer some encouragement for those on the fence. These are mostly just general pictures walking around. Can't wait to get out and shoot more! Thank for looking. Advice/comments are welcome!


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Oct 22, 2013 20:34 |  #2

Great set!! I still learning how to frame with UWA.


6D, 100L,24-70 F4L, 40mm pancake, 70-300L
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Oct 22, 2013 21:30 as a reply to  @ tat3406's post |  #3

Nice set fellow GMU-er. It is a nice lens, especially if you get a good deal on it.




  
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Oct 22, 2013 21:40 as a reply to  @ raid3's post |  #4

nice lens- have fun! :cool:

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Oct 22, 2013 21:48 |  #5
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Ahh, that lens is a classic.

Don't neglect your telephoto, however. With a full frame, the 70-200mm is as good as the 24mm for landscapes, if not better.


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Oct 22, 2013 22:09 |  #6

Nice set fellow GMU-er. It is a nice lens, especially if you get a good deal on it.

I was actually just visiting though. Love the campus, much nicer than where I go down here at ODU lol. And I got the lens refurbished for 570. The codes dates it to spring of this year!

Ahh, that lens is a classic.

Don't neglect your telephoto, however. With a full frame, the 70-200mm is as good as the 24mm for landscapes, if not better.

Yeah the 70-200 will still get plenty of use. It feels like a completely different lens on the 6D. I mostly miss the extra reach though.


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Oct 22, 2013 22:59 |  #7

RX7 :D




  
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Oct 22, 2013 23:20 |  #8

I remember when I first got that lens on my 5d ii. I took it to Panama with my 70-200. Unfortunately I sold it as soon as i got home (17-40). Didnt care for the focal length. 40mm too short for a walkaround and 17mm too wide for my taste. I did get some great landscape shots tho. Enjoy!!!




  
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Oct 22, 2013 23:29 |  #9

How do you like the lens ? Could you tell me about quality build and the pictures quality ?

Just like you , i just upgrade form CF to FF and still looking for the advice for walk around and landscape shooting




  
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Oct 23, 2013 00:22 |  #10
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Build quality is top notch: metal body. The picture quality is superb. This is not one of those lenses of which you say, 'good quality for the price'; this lens is just good quality, period. It's an L-lens. I'm surprised Canon doesn't charge more for it.

That being said, I did find the 40mm too short to be used as walk round. A walk round lens would be the 24-70mm, but that's three times the price of the 17-40.


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Oct 23, 2013 02:41 |  #11

RX7

Hahaha yes. Glad you noticed!

How do you like the lens ? Could you tell me about quality build and the pictures quality ?

Just like you , i just upgrade form CF to FF and still looking for the advice for walk around and landscape shooting

I think Alveric pretty much summed it up. It's amazing. Don't worry about all the reviews saying its not sharp, it's canon's cheapest L lens, etc. It is still an L lens. It feels and shoots like one. I love the colors it gives. The color in the first 3 images are sooc. So far I don't find it too wide, and I think in the future I may throw an 85 in my pocket for walkaround.


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Oct 23, 2013 02:45 |  #12
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The only weakest point of this lens is the uneven polarisation at focal lengths under 24mm; but then again, all wide angles have that.


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Oct 23, 2013 02:46 |  #13
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The 17-40L was the first lens I bought and owned. Took good pictures, but at times it was too slow, and had a wee bit too much Barrel at the wide end for my tastes. Oh yeah, the zoom ring was also a bit under-damped.




  
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Oct 23, 2013 12:26 |  #14

Thank you for your reply , but I have another question : on the first picture there is a vignette on both corner , what is focal length that you used for this one ,FF or CF body ?




  
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Oct 23, 2013 13:08 |  #15

I've enjoyed the 17-40L a lot more than I thought I would when I first replaced the 10-22 with it. I only bring it out for outdoors trips where landscapes are on offer, where its light weight in the bag justifies it completely. Its main limitation is that it needs to be stopped down for best IQ, so in practice it's really slower than f/4 if corner sharpness is a priority for you. Personally I find the blurry corners a bit distracting, but when I'm using this lens I'm stopping down due to my subject anyway, so the performance at f/4 is irrelevant to me. It's not a good lens for shooting indoors at night anyway, but short of that it's a good performer, in my book.


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