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Should I buy the Canon 17-40L?

 
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Jan 29, 2014 22:22 |  #16

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #16648746 (external link)
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I agree with Ted. The Canon 10-22 is a wonderful lens for a crop.




  
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Jan 30, 2014 07:28 |  #17

eddieb1 wrote in post #16648805 (external link)
I agree with Ted. The Canon 10-22 is a wonderful lens for a crop.

Yes, it is a very nice lens (I used to own one), but probably not for what the OP shoots -- weddings and nightlife. The OP has not indicated he needs anything wider than 17mm, and if he does, then a f/2.8 UWA like the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 would probably be a better choice for the subject matter.


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Jan 30, 2014 08:40 |  #18

Scott has well summarized... The 17-40L is a good lens on crop or full frame, but on crop there are more obvious alternatives.


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Jan 30, 2014 08:44 |  #19

jimewall wrote in post #16648744 (external link)
Nobody said the 17-40 was a bad lens, just that it was not the right lens for what the OP shoots and his camera.

If you read the entire post, he is asking if it would be better for him (the OP). He HAS a 17-50mm f/3.8. It would not be beneficial for him to pick up an f/4 for what he shoots, when he has that range plus already covered with an f/2.8. This is especially true since he says he shoots mainly nightlife and weddings.

I would say when he goes FF then he might look into the 17-40, but based on what he shoots he should save for a 16-35mm f/2.8. IMO he is going to want at least an f/2.8 if he wants to use that range for those venues.

If the OP was looking to upgrade to a FF real soon and did not have the 17-50, then I might agree with you. Though I still thing a f/2.8 would be better.

Couple of good observations there. I was looking at it from the point of view that the change to FF was imminent, if not then the 17-40 may not be appropriate at this stage.


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Jan 30, 2014 21:23 |  #20

johnf3f wrote in post #16648679 (external link)
Going against the grain here, but I have had my 17-40 for about 7 years and LOVE IT!
Yes it is a lovely lens. No it's not too sharp and it isn't the right tool for weddings, but when you go full frame this is a really fun lens to use, especially if you can get really close. It also produces the best colour of any of my Canon L lenses (from 17 to 800mm).


Yeah it's weird, isn't it? The 17-40L color is wonderful. Amazing landscape results, especially with a good CP.


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Jan 31, 2014 13:16 |  #21

Take a look at the 15-85. It is quite a performer.


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Jan 31, 2014 13:28 |  #22

if you want to go to the FF in future
and you want to get rid of the tamron 17-50 f/2.8
get the sigma 50 f/1.4 and use it for the crop and the FF in the future


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Jan 31, 2014 13:33 |  #23

by the way
i like this tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non VC on the crop
I have it before and i like it for shooting indoors without using flash


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Feb 01, 2014 08:49 |  #24

today i sent all my L lenses for sell
and return my Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non VC
i will use this lens only
no more lenses :)
it's a good lens for my needs


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