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How good is the canon 17-40l lens

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by mark35, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. mark35

    Wise Guy

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    how good a lens is this or are there any better ones out for round the same price
     
  2. Johnny|lucidcomposure

    Sgarrista

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    Very good. It probably wont be considered as a walkabout lens due to the limit of 40mm. But if you want quality through the range then its a great choice.

    There is a 17 - 35 aswel I think ? :S (please confirm)
     
  3. THE BEAST

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

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    Location: BRAMPTON, CUMBRIA

    I Doubt if you'll beat it, mine is on my camera all the time. If your in the position to buy one don't hesitate you won't be disappointed.
     
  4. glitch

    Mobster

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    16-35mm f/2.8. Unfortunately it's almost double the price.
     
  5. Johnny|lucidcomposure

    Sgarrista

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    Thats what you get when you combine L & f2.8
     
  6. saddler

    Hitman

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    Worth trying out a Sigma 18-50 2.8. I couldnt tell the difference in picture quality and it is £200 cheaper.
     
  7. JET_PILOT

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  8. Ghost in the Shell

    Wise Guy

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    yes i have one and its a very nice lens. good and specific at the wider ranges and i think an excellent investment
     
  9. xolotl

    Man of Honour

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    There is also a 17-35 2.8. It was replaced with the 16-35.
     
  10. MrSix

    Soldato

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    Location: Los Angeles

    Fan-ruddy-tastic
     
  11. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    No other lens available for around £500 or less offers what the 17-40L F4 does.

    Very Sharp from F4
    Excellent colour and Contrast
    Fast USM Focus
    Tank build quality
    Weather sealed
    Full time manual focus
     
  12. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

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    It's not worth double the price though, is it?

    Providing you have a filter on the front.
     
  13. Johnny|lucidcomposure

    Sgarrista

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    I dont find I require that depth of field from that focal range.. Only on a macro & telephoto do I need that. I wouldnt say its not worth it.. Its just I doubt you'l find anyone tell you a bad thing regarding the 17-40. Its on my camera more than any other.
     
  14. Ghost in the Shell

    Wise Guy

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    if your working with a 1.6 coversion its an essential HQ wide lens