Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens

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  • Yes....I finally got my wide angle

    Feb 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharp, well made,important focal length on smaller sensor Canon dSLR
    Cons: Price, bulky hood, 1.6 crop factor robs its ultra wide magic

    Summary: This is one of Canon's entry-level professional grades L series lens. The word entry level is usually associated with something affordable. Well in the Canon SLR world an affordable "L" means 700 bucks. A lot of cash for an enthusiastic hobbyist and I ... read more

  • Starting my dSLR life with Canon 17-40 L lens

    May 27, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact for L lens, sharp, good colors, good built
    Cons: no IS, not good for indoors/poor lighting

    Summary: I have been a Canon enthusiast for years using most of their powershots S, SD, G series. I finally decided to try myself in dSLR photography. So, I purchased Rebel XSi / 450D body and 17-40 f/4 lens. Those are the very first lens I tried (after the kit ... read more

  • My Favorite Landscape Lens

    Mar 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharp optics. Great build quality. Good range.
    Cons: Heavy. Expensive. Massive hood. No Image Stabilizer

    Summary: I was in need of a lens to replace the 'Kit' lens that came with my Rebel XT, and found this lens was the one that fit the bill. I used it, and compared it in the field, to other canon lenses, and decided that this particular lens was what I needed. ... read more

  • A last minute addition that has proven to be a great asset

    Mar 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Typical Canon "L" build quality...excellent. Silent AF, constant aperture, internal focusing.
    Cons: The only negative is there is no hyperfocal scale.

    Summary: I’ll be honest here…this was not a lens that I had intentionally wanted to purchase. When I was selecting my lenses for a new Canon outfit, I had the ranges from 10-22mm and 24-70mm covered. I wasn’t all that concerned with the gap ... read more

  • Good value but I would invest in the 16-35mm f/2.8

    Jul 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Image Quality, Great Value for L series, Not too heavy
    Cons: Not a f/2.8

    Summary: Now hear me out. I know this lens runs around $600 and the 16-35mm f/2.8 is twice that for $1200. First off... if you're shooting with something like a 20D and it's not full frame (1.6x) you're getting a 27-64mm. So going down to 16 for that wide ... read more

  • One 'L' of a lens that will not let you down!

    Apr 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Super sharp, beautiful to use, top quality, weather sealed
    Cons: Need a bigger back for the lenshood! Nothing else, this is a GREAT lens!

    Summary: I recently upgraded my digital camera to the Canon 20D and decided I could not insult it by plonking my Sigma 18-50mm DG lens on the front. Very little point in having an 8.2MP sensor and shoving cheap grade glass in front that doesn't have the resolving ... read more

  • the cheaper (not lesser) canon wide angle zoom

    May 25, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent image quality, solid construction, constant maximum aperture through zoom range
    Cons: the 17-40mm f/4L may be a little too slow for some

    Summary: Anyone looking for a wide angle zoom for their Canon body only has a few choices available to them. There is the cheap (EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 for ~$350), the not so cheap (EF 17-40mm f/4L for ~$700) and the uber expensive (EF 16-35mm f/2.8 for ~$1400). ... read more

  • A "must have" for lovers of (Canon) wide-angle lenses!

    Dec 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An ultra wide-angle zoom lens, well constructed, reasonably priced, yielding great image quality…
    Cons: Well, $700 is $700, reasonable or not!

    Summary: Back in the sixties (well before many of you may have been born), a number of top photographers like Horn and Griner (Steve Horn, Norm Griner), Bert Stern, Francesco Scavullo, Melvin Sokolsky, and Otto Storch were shooting fashion and illustration photos ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • must have for 1.6x bodies

    Jun 15, 2006 by
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    Pros: -focal length on 1.6x -color and sharpness
    Cons: -weight

    Summary: I tried a 28-70 on my 10D but always ended up frustrated because it was too tight, especially when shooting indoors and in crowds. After a lot of reading and debating I found a used 17-40 for $600 and jumped on it. What a great lens! The first big ... read more

  • Perfect for Indoors and Scenery

    Feb 9, 2006 by
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    Pros: Solid, sharp, bombproof. Buy it.
    Cons: On the heavy side due to solid metal build.

    Summary: I use this lens on a Rebel XT. This lens is a very, very well built, and solid product. I am very happy with it and recommend it highly. I compared the EF-S zooms with IS and for the same money I have this L series lens with a MUCH nicer build quality ... read more

  • Great build quality with sharp results

    Jan 1, 2006 by
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    Pros: Great build quality and sharp results
    Cons: Sometimes hunts in low-light

    Summary: This lens has typical L class build quality - weather sealed and a solid feel. This lens is sharp and can produce excellent wide views on a full-frame camera. The only gripe I have with this lens is it sometimes hunts for focus in low-light ... read more

  • Get the big picture.

    Nov 21, 2003 by
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    Pros: Sharp images. Contrast & color. Solid construction. A handsome piece of equipment. Pride of ownership.
    Cons: None. Some may say it's too pricey. It's not.

    Summary: This is the first prime lens I have owned. Although I have taken only one roll of shots with it, I am very happy with it so far. It is lighter than I thought it would be. It balances well on my Canon ELAN 7. The construction appears to be top notch. ... read more

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