Anything wider/longer than Canon 17-40?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by supercobra, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Hello there,
    I am looking for a wide zoom for a full frame 5d2. The Canon 17-40 F4L is a good candidate but I'd like to find something as wide but a little longer, say something like 16-17 to 55+. Does anybody have any suggestion?

    Thank you!
  2. -- "say something like 16-17 to 55+"
    I believe you're out of luck here ... all lenses in the desired range are made for crop-1.6 sensors. The 17-40 is the "longest" UWA (for FF) that I know. (There is a 22-55 ... but you really don't want to put that on a 5D ... and even that wouldn't be as wide)
  3. For FF, Canon doesn't have much choice in very wide zooms, with either the 17-40 mm you mentioned, or the 16-35 mm. Going a bit longer and you end up jumping to something like the 24-70 F2.8 or 24-105 F4 IS. I can't think of a third party lens that would give you a wider range starting out 15-18 mm and going longer that I would recommend. As the 17-40 mm is "reasonably" priced, and is in my mind a bit of a specialty range lens (like the 10-22 mm for APS-C), pairing it with either of the above "L" lenses would be your best bet for covering a pretty nice range. Another possibility would be a 28-135 mm EF to complement the 17-40 (or 16-35) which would be more affordable, but might not meet all your expectations for performance with the 5D2. One other thought would be a wide prime (14mm, 20mm) for those times you need the widest FOV, paired with a zoom starting out in the 24-28 mm range, but I'm not sure it would be terribly cost effective compared to the 17-40.
  4. There is no such choice for full frame.
  5. John,
    My response was to OP not to you, he wants 16-55+mm, there is no such lens for full frame, in fact there is no lens on any format that can offer 16-55+mm equivalent FOV.
  6. Just put my brian back in and reread the original question. Sorry, I was thinking he was asking wider and missed the longer!

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