A&P What can you guys tell me about the 17-40 F/4L

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  1. BBB

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    Anyone have it? Thoughts, pictures you've taken with it? I am in a desperate need of something wide.

    Thank you for your input
     
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    Sharp
    Sucks in low light
    Great lens for the money! :)
     
  3. Cesium

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    I have it and like it a lot but if you are using a 1.6 crop camera, i don't see the point. There are better wide lenses to use on croppers.
     
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    what he said
     
  5. BBB

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    1.6crop. I've looked at so many lenses that my head is getting ready to explode. 10-22, Tokina 11-16, 16-35 and on and on and on.

    What's your take?
     
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    Get the 11-16. Or the good old tamron 17-50. Depends on how wide you really want.
     
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    I had it on a 1.3 crop. Just fyi
     
  9. Cesium

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    Yes that is the tamron i spoke of. Also, in the same price range as the 17-40l you might also want to look at the new canon 15-85. Seems to get good reviews.
     
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    This is what i use it on. Very nice range on 1.3.
     
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    it takes the place of a 24-70 on a aps-c
    its extremely sharp and well built.
    every bit as good as the 16-35 mark I
     
  12. itr452

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    17-55mm is f/2.8
    that's all you need for a 1.6 crop.

    and if you're planning on using full frame later on, sell the 17-55mm.
     
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    I like it, it pretty much lives on my 50D. But as others have said, it only goes to f/4. If you're not doing much low light or your camera handles ISO well, go for it. Another option is the 17-55 IS.
     
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    I'd like to sell the 28-135kit if I can and I have a 70-200 f4/l.

    It would be nice to have one lens cover me to 70mm
     
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    15-85 looks like it may be the one, good reviews and it'll replace the 28-135 quite nicely
     
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    people dont buy canon lenses here. :nono:
     
  17. tetsuo

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    i had the tammy 17-50 and the 17-40 at the same time. i was debating which one to keep, and i ended up keeping the 17-40.
     
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    its no Nikkor 14-24 2.8
     
  19. Wobistdu

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    stop being a whore and get the tamron 17-50 2.8

    profit
     
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    variable aperture zoom lenses are too annoying to me :o
     
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    I'm shocked that so many people say that this lens is sharp.
    Usually when this question is asked, the 17-40 is like 3rd in the bag for sharpness. I have it (5d and 50d) and I barely use it.
     
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    you're doing it wrong? Its a sharp lens
     
  24. Between the 10-22 and 17-40... it's only a factor if it's full frame.

    The 10-22 is nice, it's basically an L like lens, minus the red ring -- I've seen some great photos taken with it. The 17-40 isn't bad, I've played with it on a Mark II 5D and thought it was cool.
     
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