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Canon 17-35L - good buy at the right price?

 
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Sep 06, 2012 20:36 |  #1

I found a local seller with a 17-35L for $450. The glass is clean and clear, but it looks like.....well an old lens (which of course it is).

I am looking for an UWA for my 5dii. Good buy?


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Sep 06, 2012 20:41 |  #2

I see them for $700-$850 so $450 is a decent price. I've never used one though, so I don't know how they perform. I've heard the 17-40L is sharper, but I bet if you look at sample pics you'll see some amazing ones taken with the 17-35L


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Sep 07, 2012 16:05 |  #3

kawi_200 wrote in post #14957437 (external link)
I see them for $700-$850 so $450 is a decent price. I've never used one though, so I don't know how they perform. I've heard the 17-40L is sharper, but I bet if you look at sample pics you'll see some amazing ones taken with the 17-35L

Price is right for sure. I actually sold my 17-40 for one a few years back, took a handful of shots with it, then promptly packaged it back up and returned it to the seller. Bought another 17-40. IMO, its not on par with the 17-40 in terms of sharpness (particularly edges) but what really got to me was the amount of CA it had compared to the 17-40. Might have been copy specific but I was not impressed at all and would be very unlikely to take another shot at one at any price. Well, almost any price at least....


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Sep 07, 2012 17:44 |  #4

personally I would buy the 17-40L or jump to the 16-35 ii. They are better. But that seems like a price for one. (never used the 17-35L so no personal experience)


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Sep 07, 2012 17:50 |  #5

Well, I ended up buying it. I will give it a shot and see how I like it. Seems to be some nice pics in the sample thread. Worst case, I think I could sell it and recoup the $450, even if I have to sell it in eBay.


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Sep 07, 2012 18:17 |  #6

I used the 17-35 for years. Actually I used two of them over the years because when one broke I replaced it with another. The downside to using them these days is that if something happens to it Canon refuses to service it because it is too old. I finally switched to the 16-35 and have been happy. The 17-35 (for the right price) would be a great bargain because it gets you into the wide angle L game.


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