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buying a 17-40 if owning a 24-70 ?

 
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Dec 07, 2011 01:53 |  #1

Hi all

i already own a 24-70 f2.8 with my 5Dm2 and just got a 70-200 f4 IS to get a complete zoom range

i recently had a getaway weekend and felt that i was lacking ultra wide angle for some of my visits

but i'm questioning myself about getting this lens

as the 24-70 would be my primary lens, i'm having doubts about spending money into a lens that i would only use from time to time for shooting at 17mm

i wish the tamron 17-70 would be compatible with FF :(

what do you think ?

is there any user in my case too ? how often do you use a 17-40 while owning a 24-70 ?


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Dec 07, 2011 01:57 |  #2

I have a 17-40 and use it quite often. I especially like that the filter size is the same as my 24-70 and 70-200. Plenty of people get this combination. On a 5D2 the 17-40 really sings so to speak. Personally, I don't think you'll be disappointed.


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Dec 07, 2011 02:02 |  #3

The 17-40L is a beast on a 5D2!


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Dec 07, 2011 02:24 |  #4

Get 17-40. You won't regret it. Ultra wide angle is really a whole different story!




  
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Dec 07, 2011 03:16 |  #5

On a 5D it will be a great addition.


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Dec 07, 2011 03:24 as a reply to  @ MGiddings Photography's post |  #6

I wish they had a Canon version of 12-24mm Sigma for full frame. Then there would be no overlap.


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Dec 07, 2011 03:28 |  #7

Canon does offer a 8-15 & 16-35....

If you're anal about overlap, 8-15, but that doesn't work too well on FF, the 16-35 offers less overlap & 2.8

Not sure how it compares by f4 to the 17-40 though, i did not like the amount of CA i was getting on my old 17-40.


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Dec 07, 2011 06:50 |  #8

Some overlap is a good thing. You end up switching lenses far less often, if you feel the need to have to switch.

With that said I have a 17-40 and a 28-75 and which lens to use is almost always a straight forward decision. It does depend what you like to shoot.


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Dec 07, 2011 07:01 |  #9

Don't worry about the overlap - get the lens you need for what you shoot. The 7 mm gap from 17-24mm is quite different at the wide end.


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Dec 07, 2011 07:44 as a reply to  @ hieu1004's post |  #10

ok thanks a million for your feedbacks

indeed, i was wondering if i was considering money for small amounts of shoots at 17mm only

how's the sharpness of the 17-40 compared to the 24-70 ?

is the image quality as nice from edge to edge ?


any significant vignetting ? or should it corrected easily by software?


thanks again


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Dec 07, 2011 07:48 |  #11

there is no such thing as overlap
you can only have 1 lens on the body at a time


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Dec 07, 2011 07:50 |  #12

Since you have the 5D which is full frame, you are currently filling the need for an Ultra Wide Angle lens. The 17-40 f/4 L fits that need.
On my 7D which has a 1.6x cropped sensor, the 10-22 fits the UWA need for me.
Enjoy your new 17-40 f/4 L.


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Dec 07, 2011 08:05 |  #13

I don't use my 17-40 all that much - and I know I will eventually sell it and move up to the 16-35, probably before the start of the next wedding season


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Dec 07, 2011 08:15 |  #14

I use my 17-40L quite often although I have 28-70. Just for starters the f/2.8 is just too damn heavy for many outings. And even of FF 17mm is much better for landscaping than 24 or 28 mm.

The 17-40 is also a reasonably cheap and weather-sealed, light and smallish lens. It's easier to run around with it in rain or other adverse conditions.


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Dec 07, 2011 08:28 as a reply to  @ uOpt's post |  #15

I would say it will definitely give you a lot wider for shoots than @ 24mm.

I love my 17-40L on my 5DII personally, it gets used a ton! :cool:

I wouldn't recommend them on a crop if intended for UWA, but with the FF it is fantastic!


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