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Apr 22, 2012 15:15 |  #1

Noticed there have been a ton for sale lately. What's going on?


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Apr 22, 2012 15:33 |  #2

Cause everybody is selling it to fund the 5D Mark III..:D




  
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Apr 22, 2012 15:40 |  #3

IMHO the 5DM3 is a little pricey vs 5D2 and D800.


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Apr 22, 2012 15:43 |  #4
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I had one for about a week and sold it as well :p
It's a great lens ad all but a lot of people have the 24-70L and sometimes they want something better (like me, I funded for an 85L II instead)


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Apr 22, 2012 15:56 |  #5

I love my 17-40 as my wide angle landscape lens.


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Apr 22, 2012 15:59 as a reply to  @ J.Litton's post |  #6

One of the cheaper "L" lenses. Really I consider it an entry level "L" lens, therefore once a new guy gets the "I want better" it gets sold.

"get it" haha


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Apr 22, 2012 16:00 |  #7

probably people that are buying it on crop. i don't think i'll ever sell my 17-40 as long as i have my 5d2 because where else can you buy an UWA with L build quality and get ultra sharp pictures for 6-700$? if you need a UWA and don't necessarily need the 2.8, there's no better decision than this. but if you are buying it to replace a normal zoom on crop, look elsewhere.


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Apr 22, 2012 16:05 |  #8

Talley wrote in post #14309404 (external link)
One of the cheaper "L" lenses. Really I consider it an entry level "L" lens, therefore once a new guy gets the "I want better" it gets sold.

"get it" haha

i don't agree with it being an entry level L lens. it's built and performs as well as any other L lenses (even as good as the twice as expensive 16-35 II) and only at a fraction of the price most go for. :cool:


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Apr 22, 2012 16:22 |  #9

nikesupremedunk wrote in post #14309428 (external link)
i don't agree with it being an entry level L lens. it's built and performs as well as any other L lenses (even as good as the twice as expensive 16-35 II) and only at a fraction of the price most go for. :cool:


Key word... price. it's an entry level L lens. No different than always seeing a bunch of 70-200 F4 nonIS lenses... it's an entry level L lens. The F4 is entry the 16-35II is the top dog and price reflects it.


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Apr 22, 2012 16:31 |  #10

I use mine in the 7D and it's grewt


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Apr 22, 2012 16:58 as a reply to  @ J.Litton's post |  #11

If I had a FF body, I'd still have my 17-40. As it is, I'm going to be a crop shooter, probably for life, so I sold it and got what I consider a better lens for a crop body, the 17-55 f2.8.


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Apr 22, 2012 17:05 |  #12

Why do you think it's better? What do you use it for?


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Apr 22, 2012 17:05 as a reply to  @ Preeb's post |  #13

I got rid of two of them. :lol:

Good for the price, but my 16-35II just kills it in landscapes. :p


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Apr 22, 2012 17:27 |  #14

J.Litton wrote in post #14309651 (external link)
Why do you think it's better? What do you use it for?

The 17-55 is sharper and faster than the 17-40. What else does it need to be? It's my primary lens, stays on my camera more than any other.


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Apr 22, 2012 17:31 |  #15

Canon_Lover wrote in post #14309652 (external link)
I got rid of two of them. :lol:

Good for the price, but my 16-35II just kills it in landscapes. :p

Do you take them at F2.8?




  
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