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Argh, this is a hard one.. advices.

 
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Feb 05, 2013 12:00 |  #1

Today i ran across a used 17-40 f/4 L with the pricetag of £454/$710 at a local photodealer.
It looks to be in mint condition and he gives 6 months warranty.

I been looking at a 24-105 L and the 17-40 L mainly for the versatility, glas quality and weatherproof.

The thing is, i'm broke(spent waaaaaay too much money on camera gear).. but since, too me, it's a great deal and with minimum fuzz, i been thinking about trading in my lenses for the 17-40.

The ones i will be trading in are:
Samyang 8mm
Canon 28-80 USM
Canon 85 USM
Canon 40 STM.

I might sell the 85 to a friend for $316/£202 and trade in the other three.

Problem is, i will loose diversity in different primes and the bokeh and portrait stuff.
Mind you that i have a crop so the focal length will be 27-65mm and i think i can use that as an allround, and get away with most shots.

If i do a musicvideo or a job that demand a higher focallength i could always borrow/rent.

But as it is now, i want to take the leap to L glases.
From what i've heard the 17-40 is the cheapest of them, and far from the best quality. But it is still a better alternative to my other glases. And quite frankly.. i'm a wee bit tired of carrying around/switching lenses for every day random photographing.

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Feb 05, 2013 12:02 |  #2

Keep the 85mm. Trust me on this one. Buy the 17-40 only if you need UWA.


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Feb 05, 2013 12:04 |  #3

Neither of those lenses does its best work on a crop camera. I'd pass and look for a 17-55 2.8




  
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Feb 05, 2013 12:04 |  #4

Moments Media wrote in post #15575210 (external link)
Keep the 85mm. Trust me on this one. Buy the 17-40 only if you need UWA.

UWA?


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Feb 05, 2013 12:06 |  #5

bent toe wrote in post #15575223 (external link)
UWA?

the 17-40 is an ultra wide angle on a ff body.




  
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Feb 05, 2013 12:09 |  #6

gonzogolf wrote in post #15575230 (external link)
the 17-40 is an ultra wide angle on a ff body.

Ah.. short for ultra winde angle :D
No, i don't need an UWA right now since i got the 8mm.. but when i do the leap to FF, it will probably be nice to have a 17-40 and then get the 85 L maybe?

Money.. it's always those gawd damn money. :mad:


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Feb 05, 2013 12:11 |  #7

Considering a new 17-40 is $749 right now, that's not that good of a deal for a used one.


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Feb 05, 2013 12:13 |  #8

bent toe wrote in post #15575240 (external link)
Ah.. short for ultra winde angle :D
No, i don't need an UWA right now since i got the 8mm.. but when i do the leap to FF, it will probably be nice to have a 17-40 and then get the 85 L maybe?

Money.. it's always those gawd damn money. :mad:

Don't buy lenses now based on what you might do in the future unless that future has a date certain. If you buy used these lenses dont depreciate much, in fact some appreciate over time. Buy what you need, then sell when its time to change.




  
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Feb 05, 2013 12:19 |  #9

Numenorean wrote in post #15575244 (external link)
Considering a new 17-40 is $749 right now, that's not that good of a deal for a used one.

I converted from Swedish, i don't think it does justice to US dollars, taxes etc.
Probably work better with pounds.

I can put it like this, it's roughly 35% off the price for a new one here in Sweden.


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