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Jun 18, 2008 07:53 |  #1

I am thinking of buying this lens for some landscape. Do any of you have this lens for landscape on a 40D?

I have a sig 10-20 but i am not really satisfied with its performance.

How does a 17-40 perform on this body. Any samples would be great.

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Jun 18, 2008 08:07 |  #2

Here is one of the first "landscapes" I have take with the 17-40. It is truely a nice sharp lens. If you get a sharp copy it can't be beat.


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Jun 18, 2008 08:09 |  #3

lens but its not wide enough. Think about the canon 10-22.


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Jun 18, 2008 08:15 |  #4

The 17-40 is FANTASTIC on the 5D but ok on the 40D---- here is a shot I took last night using the 40D and 17-40.......and yes I used the onboard flash for this shot. (was doing a little experimenting with this setup)
No it is not photoshopped it is the real deal......just laying on the ground taking the shot shooting straight up--- makes him look like he is flying ---he actually jumped off a small rock.

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Jun 18, 2008 08:20 as a reply to  @ stathunter's post |  #5

As already referenced, on the 5D the 17-40 is tremendous, but if your focus is wide angle, there are better solutions for the 1.6 crop.


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Jun 18, 2008 08:37 |  #6

Canon 10-22 or Sigma 10-20 are better WA choices for a cropped camera.


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Jun 18, 2008 08:46 |  #7

I absolutely love my 17-40 on my 40D


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Jun 18, 2008 08:50 |  #8

I use it for landscapes on my 30D. Works well! Mine performs very well stopped down to f/4.5+ with excellent colour and contrast.

I'd also take a look at the 17-55, which makes for an excellent walkaround lens on a 40D. The f/2.8 and IS makes it a much versatile lens.


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Jun 18, 2008 08:51 as a reply to  @ mdorroh's post |  #9

Me too -- love my 17-40 on the 40D -- I use it quite often. Others may disagree, but for my purposes, it is "wide enough."

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Jun 18, 2008 08:51 |  #10

THE TROOPER,
My 17-40 f/4L works great on my 40D, however I would much rather have/use my 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 for landscape photos.

It really boils down to if 27mm (the 35mm equivalent FOV) is wide enough for you, then the 17-40 f/4L should be perfect. ;)


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Jun 18, 2008 08:52 |  #11

John makes a good point. 10mm is significantly wider than 17mm.. so if the FL of the Sigma is suiting you fine, just not the output quality.. consider trying out the 10-22 EF-S. Personally I had a horrendous experience with my Sigma which I later traded for a 10-22, so perhaps you just got a so-so copy.


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Jun 18, 2008 09:17 |  #12

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Here is one of the first "landscapes" I have take with the 17-40. It is truely a nice sharp lens. If you get a sharp copy it can't be beat.

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OP: I have not used the 17-40 yet but the Canon 10-22 is working great for me.


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Jun 18, 2008 09:56 |  #13

The 17-40 is plenty wide enough on the 40D for my tastes. Depends on how much of your 10-22 shots fell within the 10-17 range.


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Jun 18, 2008 10:04 |  #14

bagtagsell wrote in post #5744593 (external link)
Canon 10-22 or Sigma 10-20 are better WA choices for a cropped camera.

i'd say that really depends on whether you want WA or UWA. frankly i would take the 17-40L over the the 10-22 but i'm not an UWA fan.

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Jun 18, 2008 10:07 as a reply to  @ jdaly's post |  #15

17-40L is awsome lens. Very sharp.

But its my least used lens on 40D.

Not fast enough, not long enough to be a general zoom.
Not wide enought to be a landscape wide zoom.

I'm keeping it just becasue I hope I can go FF in near future. Plus my copy is so damn sharp I can't let it go.


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