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

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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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

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

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

verdict out

Gardner, B&H Photo
23 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Am not sure I like this lens. It is plastic and does not have the typical L lens feel. Guess you get what you pay for. Have taken some okay shots but have not put this lens to the test yet, that's why the average rating
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for it's price

EpoRicky, B&H Photo
13 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Good for panoramic shot and also for reportage. Filter tread allow you to use several filter,also good the possibility to use the rear gelatin filter holder.Most people consider f4 is not bright enought but for daylight pictures and night shot with tripod is excellent,also good in backlit,really few...
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 6
6.0

Scratchy Zoom Ring

Alex, B&H Photo
8 November 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is very sharp in the center but not so much in the corners. Need to stop down to f11 to get the corners sharp. I was a little disappointed with a scratchy zoom ring. This was my first L and maybe my expectations were a little high.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Makes life looks wider

Satrawi, B&H Photo
7 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Pictures for big number of crowds and protests Excellent quality and colors, very sharp But with small range
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Tough To Attach
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for candid shoots only

agasurreal, B&H Photo
14 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I tested this lens in variety of situations with very different results. I have only owned fixed lenses until recently; this it a first purchase of a zoom lens and most likely the last.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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