Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
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Chris, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I take mainly landscape photos and coming from my kit EF-S 18-135 and EF 50 1.8 this lens is incredible. This is possibly the best bang for the buck Canon offers. It is an L series lens that is good quality glass for under $. The only drawback is its easy to bump the zoom adjustment if you aren't careful.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have a Canon 6D and a 50mm f/1.4. Both are a great combo. However I felt some limitation with my 50mm, especially when travelling or being indoors: I had a hard time to get buildings into the frame or to get everyone on a picture at a dining table. Therefore I wanted a wide-angle. I first thought about a prime lens again, but then I figured that a zoom lens would give me more options. Being used to my super wide aperture of 1.4, I was worried about the f/4.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I got this lens to do landscape and night photography. I am very impressed on how it preforms in all conditions and the quality of the image it produces. I have been taking it some serious adventures and it has been holding up very well.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this to take pictures in the Florida Everglades. I love the sharp images and the fact that the zoom is internal and doesn't extend the actual lens when zooming in/out. I don't like the hood too much, but aside from that, this is one fantastic lens. Love it! I'm very happy I bought it!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Bought with an EOS 6D at B&H's superstore. Wanted a quality wide angle zoom and liked the 17 to 40mm range. Had to be an L Series lens - I like the quality. Also needed an EF lens to cover the 6D's full-frame sensor. Salesman at B&H showed me a variety of lens and body combinations. After choosing the 6D and trying the 17-40 f/4.0 in-store, I was sold. I used it that night to shoot the Manhattan Skyline and night shots of and on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Excerpt: Wide and very sharp on my 6d. I use this lens everyday. I shoot a lot of real estate photography and it works great with minimal distortion. This is my second one, I broke my other one and didnt last long without it. Also great for shooting landscape. Love it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: Good lens and a good value, lightweight and portable. If you can afford the upgrade, definitely worth the price to get the 16-35mm f/4 IS. If I had known it was coming out less than a year after I bought the 17-40 I would have waited. It is definitely much sharper. The 17-40 served me very well though over the past year. It's a good lens and I love how it is nice and light and small. Great for backpacking.