Help with Canon Wide angle lens. Any comments would be great! Cheers.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by niicko, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. niicko

    niicko Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm wondering if i could get some comments on the below lens. I've been
    reading reviews all week and most of them seem to contradict one another! So
    i thought it best to ask some real people :) So, if anyone has any comments
    or alternate suggestions regarding the lens I would be most appreciative.
    I'm after a nice wide angle lens for both wide angle city/landscape images
    to special effect distortion shots. Cheers!

    Lens in question: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
    The Camera i'm using is a Canon EOS 10D

    Regards,
    Nick.
     
    niicko, Oct 10, 2003
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  2. I just went through this process and it is confusing. I know you have been
    reading reviews but wanted to let you know about these sites:

    http://www.cmpsolv.com/photozone/lsurveyEOS.htm

    http://www.photographyreview.com/Lenses/PSC_3787crx.aspx

    If you already knew about these, sorry!
     
    Charles Schuler, Oct 10, 2003
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  3. niicko

    JohnO Guest

    I also have the 10D. I got the 28-135 IS and 75-300 IS when I ordered the
    camera and quickly found out I needed something a little wider.

    Wasn't crazy about spending the $800 on the 17-40 L but after reading some
    positive reviews decided it might be worth it. Can't remember where I read
    it (magazine? Internet?) but one review said he had compared the 17-40 with
    his 16-35 and at considerably less price it was just as good. That was when
    I made up my mind to go for the 17-40 L.

    As expensive as it is, well worth it if you have a use for it. Problem I
    have now is that the "L" lenses, if they are as good as the 17-40 quality
    (which I think they are) is so much noticably better that I'm saving up to
    go with only "L" lenses in the future. May take a while though :-(

    As I said, if you have a use for it, which I do, it was worth the price and
    I don't regret buying it. I'll put a few samples up shortly but it may take
    a little time so if the page doesn't load try again later (I have a few
    things to do first)

    http://www.riview.com/1740/

    Hope that helps!
     
    JohnO, Oct 10, 2003
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