A&P Experiences with the canon 17-40 f/4L

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    With that rebate offer and overall cheap prices on the body I'm thinking of getting a DRebel + 17-40mm f/4L + 50mm f/1.8 mid Januaryish...$250 off with that combo.

    Question is your experience with the zoom lens...I've read a couple reviews, but I'd like to hear "real world" results.

    Looks nice and sharp in comparison to the 17-35 2.8, beating it wide open and losing just a bit at the telephoto end for half the price but a stop slower at the fast end.
     
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    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    yep...but at $75 you almost can't afford not to buy it :o

    though I guess that 1.4 would give me another $125 + 3 times the rebate of the 1.4...might be a similar price to the 1.8 hmmmmmm
     
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    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    With that tripple rebate it's $125 for the 50mm 1.4 compared to $70 for the 50mm 1.8 with only the double rebate.

    Maybe, though I might have a coworker who wants a lens to split the extra rebate when going from double to tripple so I'd probably just stick with the 1.8.
     
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    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    a bit is expected for something this wide, but is it really bad?

    does it get better stopped down a bit?
     
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    It might besensor bloom and not CA. It happens whenever I shoot bright objects with large apatures (1.4/1.8.. sometimes 2.8). :hs:
     
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    Yeah it does.
     
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    I love it.

    Once you go L - you can't go back.
     
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    Its a great lens, I love mine.

    heres a sample

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