Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by raivo_vanags, Apr 25, 2003.
Has anybody tested or seen tests on Canon Canon ef 17-40 f/4L?
I just received mine this morning. It is not tested right now but I will post sample
B&H shows that lens price to be TBA with a list of $1200. May I ask how much you paid for it?
Adorama has it listed at $799 USD.
I was just looking at some pictures comparing the EF17-35L/2.8, EF17-40L/4 and EF24-70L/2.8 at like focal lengths and apertures on the DP Review Canon SLR forum. Not surprisingly, the performance of the 17-40 and 17-35 in most cases was very comparable. Also, not surprisingly, the performance of the 24-70 was notably better in most cases since retrofocus wide angle lenses, both primes and zooms, are more difficult to design and performance is not as good as longer focal lengths.
I paid $1399 can ($1600 taxes included), here in Montreal.
You can get the 17-40 for a little as $720USD.
I am really looking forward to some opinions of this lens.... Looks like it should be a winner, if the image quality is excellent.
Has anyone seen tests or own the 17-40 with a non digital camera. I want to see the results of 17mm without the 1.5x crap
I just read in a French magazine "chasseur d'images" a review of this lens. It score 4 out of 5, final judgement being that this lens is better for digital cameras rather then film ones with which it shows serious distortion and vignet at wider end.
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