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Got my new 17-40L - very disappointed

 
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Oct 26, 2009 20:45 |  #16

K6AZ wrote in post #8900417 (external link)
Is there a known issue with some 17-40s?

No, of course not. However, there is a chance of getting a defective one. Looks to be the case here.


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Oct 26, 2009 20:47 |  #17

I would say there is definitely something wrong with yours. I have a 17-40 that is sharp right from f/4, and I've never had focus issues. Take it back if you can, but I wouldn't hesitate to get the lens again, as I've rarely heard of people having problems with this lens.




  
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Oct 26, 2009 20:47 |  #18

DANATTHEROCK wrote in post #8900588 (external link)
You got a dud!! Exchange it ASAP. I have been reading up on this lens for over a year and it is a very sharp lens. I say you got a lemon. Some stock boy could have dropped it, who knows? Anything could have happened.

It's going back tomorrow for an exchange. Hard to believe but landscape shots are even worse.

Yeah, I studied sample shots posted here for a long time and the reviews. I'm thinking there is some sort of hidden damage to it.


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Oct 26, 2009 20:59 |  #19

My 17-40 is tack sharp, take it back...

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Oct 26, 2009 21:02 |  #20

thats a shame! Take it to get calibrated, or if you are within your return period, return it.

The 17-40 is probably my favorite lens, and is on my camera at least 60% of the time.


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Oct 26, 2009 21:02 |  #21

K6AZ wrote in post #8900605 (external link)
It's going back tomorrow for an exchange. Hard to believe but landscape shots are even worse.
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Good move for sure. I would say you have a better chance of getting stuck by lightning than getting two 17-40 duds in a row:)


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Oct 26, 2009 21:03 |  #22

Yeah, hopefully your second one is good. Mine is extremely sharp, straight from f/4.


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Oct 26, 2009 21:11 |  #23

Good thing I didn't sell my 20-35 non-L, I can use that for sharp landscape shots while I wait for the exchange. The 17-85 does have some distortion issues at the wide end.


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Oct 26, 2009 21:44 |  #24

It always seems to be inconvenient when these things happen, however it really is simple as can be to get it fixed by Canon if you can't or don't want to exchange it. I had a focusing issue with my 24L and after a brief email to Canon I sent it in to the service center. I was expecting to have to go back and forth after they found out what was wrong with it but to my surprise it arrived back on my doorstep within a week and performs flawlessly now. So my experience was fast and easy service.


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Oct 26, 2009 21:50 |  #25

I thought about sending it to Canon but I just received it Thursday and today was the first decent day to go out and shoot. I'm leaning more towards handling/shipping damage than a defect from Canon. I would rather get one working properly then go through the service route.


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Oct 26, 2009 21:57 |  #26

Well, this is what you have to look forward to when you get a normal one (though, not this wide, since you're on a 7D):

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Oct 26, 2009 22:03 |  #27

I saw those over in the sample archive, pretty good shots. Samples like that are what led me to buy the 17-40.


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Oct 26, 2009 22:06 |  #28

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Oct 26, 2009 22:21 |  #29

Jman13 wrote in post #8901016 (external link)
(though, not this wide, since you're on a 7D):

I meant to add the reason I bought this was primarily for my 35mm body, so yes I can go that wide! ;)


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Oct 26, 2009 22:38 |  #30

You bought a bad copy. Mine is just tack sharp. I use it on my 5D Mark I and never have any issue.


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