Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
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Great landscape lens
Balto Photo Guy, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: This lens performs very well for large view sweeping landscape work and also very well for close-up imaging in rather confined spaces such as in a cavern. The f/4 aperture and L series quality glass and optics make this one of my best lenses. There is nothing that I don't like about it!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp Optics Of L Lenses, Strong Construction, Versatile
Excerpt: My wife and I have shared one of these for a few years. When it came time to buy a second wide angle we looked at other options but finally opted for a second of the 17-40. This lens covers a nice range of angle of view and does it at a reasonable price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Price, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Nice Range Of Coverage
Excerpt: Just upgraded from crop sensor to full frame and neede a lens for landscapes primarily. This lens is perfect for that. Typical "L" series glass. Focus is fast and sharp. Almost always use tripod for landscapes so the f4 is no problem. This lens is all that I expected!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this lens with a Canon 6D camera. So far, I've shot only about 200 still photos and about 15 video clips with this lens. I've used both AF and MF in shooting my still photos. All the still photos and the videos I've taken look sharp to me, and that's all that matters to me.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I think this is a good wide angle for the price. The only thing I don't really like is the shadows around the edges, I understand it's because of the wide angle, but my 10-18mm for canon 70d doesn't produce that shadow.
Excerpt: I shoot a lot of large indoor spaces, so the 17-40 is great at capturing my entire (huge) subjects with great clarity and without much distortion. I've heard mixed reviews about this lens in low light but have yet to experience that problem.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: In 2013 my trusty Rebel XTi was wearing out with a sticking shutter. Very happy with Canon I decided to take a step up to the 60D, I also treated myself to my first "L" series lens, the 17-40mm f/4. I was never happy with the lens; I blamed it on the lack of IS.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast In Low Light, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I find this lens is extremely useful for video production, especially for weddings when you are in a tight room and can't back up anymore. The f/4 is a little limiting, but I hardly ever am using that while I'm free hand holding the camera due to tight focus.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Since I normally shoot only landscape and most during the day, this lens was perfect for me. I did not need the wider aperture, and even if I use the lens at night I have a nice tripod. Lens is sharp. and it is lightweight. I use it on a Canon 5D. Did not notice any vignetting.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged