Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
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G, B&H Photo
26 February 2014
Excerpt: I rented this lens for a trip to Vegas and Hoover Dam this past weekend. I found the lens an extreme disappointment with sharpness, and low light shots in the bowels of the dam. Used it on a 5Dii.
Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Washed Out Colors
Excerpt: I asked for and received this lens as a gift, otherwise I would have bought it based on other reviews. The image quality from this "L" series lens is vastly disappointing at its very best. I am old school film, convert to digital. I use standardized techniques to shoot test scenarios. The images from this lens and the resultant images from the "kit" 18-55mm lens are unfortunately similar.
Excerpt: This lens is very overhyped. I am a professional photographer, and have used it extensively when photographing weddings. It produces very poor color and contrast, and extensive "Photoshopping" is needed to clean up the images. It also is very hit and miss on producing sharp images. I think you are much better off ignoring the "L" when shopping for a lens, and instead focus on looking at images on Flickr for the lens you are considering.