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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
8.3 out of 10

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Overall 6
6.0

No Frills "L" from Canon

Zaigoat, B&H Photo
31 October 2015
  • Excerpt: Canon tries to give the consumer a chance to own a relatively inexpensive "L" lens with this one but they also take away some important features in order to make the lens more affordable...
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

It's a good, sharp lens

Nick Lewis, Amazon
27 December 2014
  • Summary: It's a good, sharp lens, but if you've already got L glass that can hit 24mm it's not much of a difference. You'd be better off going for that fisheye you've been looking at
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Russ, Amazon
12 July 2014
Overall 6
6.0

A reasonable compromise....

Wrw627, Adorama
19 November 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens represents a good compromise between the much larger / heavier 16-35 zoom and the 24-70 f2.8L lens I use most oft he time. It's not particularly sharp, has plenty of spher aberrations, but it's affordable and much easier to carry around.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration, Soft
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Wrw627, Adorama
19 November 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens represents a good compromise between the much larger / heavier 16-35 zoom and the 24-70 f2.8L lens I use most oft he time. It's not particularly sharp, has plenty of spher aberrations, but it's affordable and much easier to carry around.
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad

jennz, Adorama
24 September 2013
  • Excerpt: product is true to advertised, however i noticed 2 specks inside the lense. good thing is it doesn't seem to affect picture quality.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

jennz, Adorama
24 September 2013
  • Excerpt: product is true to advertised, however i noticed 2 specks inside the lense. good thing is it doesn't seem to affect picture quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Strong Build, Iffy Image Quality

DHarvell, B&H Photo
7 June 2013
  • Excerpt: First, the good news. This lens is built like a tank. That is not to say that it is heavy, but rather it is built to last. The lens has a sturdy feel to it and, let's face it, it looks really good mounted on your camera body! However, there is some bad news.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Chromatic aberration
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Adorama
6 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I've had this lens for a few years and have used it on both crop and full frame bodies. I don't think the lens is that sharp. Maybe F/8 and 11? Wider is too soft, and narrower suffers from defraction. I find that people who like this lens are generally coming from kit zooms.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not that sharp

jim, Walmart
6 May 2013
  • Summary: I've had this lens for a few years and have used it on both crop and full frame bodies. I don't think the lens is that sharp. Maybe F/8 and 11? Wider is too soft, and narrower suffers from defraction. I find that people who like this lens are generally coming from kit zooms.
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