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allstarimaging
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p.1 #1 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


Hello,

I am about to make the switch to Canon from Nikon. My subject matter is portraits and landscapes. I intend to purchase a 85 1.2 L + 5D Mark II, is the 17-40 the correct choice for a wide zoom? I know there are some manual focus Zeiss options but I'm looking for a zoom. Thank you.

Jack
www.jackcarrollphotography.com

PS: Reason for the switch is Nikon's lack of high resolution full frame with video. The 5Dii is a nice value at these levels.



Jan 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


17-40 is a great value if you don't mind f/4. Are you sure you want to switch with the D800 on the horizon?


Jan 05, 2012 at 06:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


17-40mm f/4L will certainly get the job done, at a much better price than any Zeiss prime.


Jan 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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p.1 #4 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


The 17-40 f4L is a pretty competent lens, and is reasonably priced.

It performs much better than the one copy of the Nikon 16-35 f4G VR that I tried, but it's not quite as good as the Nikon 14-24 f2.8G



Jan 05, 2012 at 06:47 PM
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p.1 #5 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


artsupreme wrote: Are you sure you want to switch with the D800 on the horizon?

The D800 is on the horizon but I have to think the cost is going to be close to $3,000. Plus availabilty maybe months away. Then I would have to invest in some great Nikon lenes to go with it. I have already downsized my gear quite a bit so making the move to Canon would be fairly easy for me. Not an easy decision I've shot Nikon forever.

Jack



Jan 05, 2012 at 07:05 PM
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p.1 #6 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


You might want to rethink the 85mm choice....I suspect that many people who 85mm lenses would also recommend the Sigma version or the f1.8 version.

The 17-40L is a good lens although I use in on a crop body and a film body so maybe not the toughest test.......but I get sharp A3 prints from both.



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p.1 #7 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


I like the 17-40 especially for it's price relative to other L series lenses. Sharpness is good and a lot of people choose it over the more expensive 16-35L.

IQ is pretty similar between them you can read a couple of good reviews on them here.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-17-40mm-f-4.0-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx



Jan 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM
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p.1 #8 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


The 17-40 is a workhorse on APS-c bodies, but I find it more of a specialtly lens on my 5DII. It's great for wide stuff but that is a big gap between 40 and the 85. The 17-40 is a great deal but the 24-70 or 24-105 are better workhorse lenses on FF bodies .


Jan 07, 2012 at 02:29 AM
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p.1 #9 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


The 17-40 provides, IMO, a bonus that is often not mentioned, i.e., beautiful color rendition.


Jan 07, 2012 at 03:36 AM
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p.1 #10 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


Here's one from a 5Dc + 17-40L at 35mm...it does get wide at the other end on a full frame

Jefferson






  Canon EOS 5D    EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens    35mm    f/4.5    1/50s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 07, 2012 at 06:23 AM
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p.1 #11 · New Canon shooter ? on 17-40 F4


Well, I can't imagine why you'd change who systems then get the 17-40 over the 16-35 f2.8 MkII. (with all due respect to those who have this lens). The 16-35mm MKII is the best wide angle Canon has produced and I've used them all.

Either that, or pick up an adapter and the 14-24 Nikkor for the landscapes. That's pretty much as good as it gets for me.



Jan 07, 2012 at 07:31 AM





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