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gome1122
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I'm in the market for a wide angle lens and I'm looking at the 17-40 f/4 to replace my kit lens(18-55 f/3.5-5.6) I only have a crop sensor camera(7D) right now so if the test shots for the 17-40 could be on a crop camera that would be preferred(7D would be nice too ). I've considered the 10-22 but I plan on having a FF camera to compliment my 7D soon. So if anyone on here could post some comparison shot of the 18-55 wide open at 18mm and a shot of the 17-40 wide open at 17mm. Much thanks in advance.

Note: I googled test shots, but no two are comparable how wide they are as they are always different subjects.



Apr 03, 2013 at 02:58 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Lens comparison request


Hi Gome,

Here's a link to a prior post, the first two images are from a 50D and 17-40, the last two are from the 50D with the 85 f1.8. The 17-40 on a crop body is a nice walk around lens, about 28-64, not really long enough but it's IQ is sweet as is sharpness. The 10-22 gives you 16-35 and is killer sharp, killer IQ and has little distortion, a great crop body ultra wide; another link for a few 10-22 images is below as well. Hope these help, Jerry

17-40 examples
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1149712/15#11014188

10-22 examples
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1127903/40#10885396



Apr 03, 2013 at 03:29 AM
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Sounds like your looking for a walk-around lens right? buy the 17-55 2.8


Apr 03, 2013 at 03:42 AM
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For crop factor cameras, the Canon 10-22 is the sharpest choice short of the really expensive primes and zooms. It is much sharper than the 17-40 which is one of Canon's weakest L lenses.

A small step up in cost is the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 zoom. Though heavier than the 17-40 it is sharper than the 17-40. It has less distortion than it or the 16-35 f/2.8 L Mark II or the vaunted Nikon 14-24 or the much vaunted Zeiss 21 mm ZE. It approaches those in sharpness. A very good lens for architecture, interiors and straight horizons (you did not state usage). It's heavier but handles full-frame.

Tokina also make some crop-factor wide zooms and ultra-wide zooms that have excellent reputations for image quality and cost effectiveness.



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:25 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Lens comparison request


gome1122 wrote:
Note: I googled test shots, but no two are comparable how wide they are as they are always different subjects.


Yeah, as you found, that is kind of pointless. Any lens can be made to look good by selecting shots to present, especially at web size without 100% crops.

There are two sites that offer excellent information when comparing lenses. One is http://photozone.de/reviews which uses the ImaTest software (best in the industry), but you'll have to take notes and compare the notes between lenses. It also provides a lot of good reporting on hands-on aspects.

The other site gives you direct interactive comparisons of test charts with crop factor sensors and full-frame. Use the test chart comparison link at the top of this page: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Comparison-Tools.aspx



Apr 03, 2013 at 05:30 AM
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17-55 2.8 IS


Apr 03, 2013 at 06:36 AM
 

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jerbear00 wrote:
Sounds like your looking for a walk-around lens right? buy the 17-55 2.8


saneproduction wrote:
17-55 2.8 IS


And the OP said that he want's to get a FF to complement the 7D... the 17-55 won't be of much use for very long.

Personally I'd have the 10-22 for the 7D and a 24-105 for the FF (when you get it). I had a 10-22 on my crop and it rarely left my camera, it really is a lovely lens.
Since moving to a 6D I now have a 25-105 and a 17-40 which is every bit as good as the 10-22 in terms of IQ but build quality the 17-40 much better.

I know that you say you'll complement the 7D with a FF but when you get and shoot with a FF you'll not look at your 7D for anything other than maybe sports/wildlife.

My flickr feed has shots taken with a 550D (which is the same sensor as the 7D) with a Canon 10-22 and a Tamron 17-50 (although the 17-50 is for a crop body only) if you want to compare those lenses and my more recent stuff has a 6D with a canon 17-40.



Apr 03, 2013 at 08:05 AM
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danb121 wrote:
And the OP said that he want's to get a FF to complement the 7D... the 17-55 won't be of much use for very long.



Aye. Normally if someone is on crop and have no immediate plans for FF I would say the 17-55, its all round awesome. But the 17-40L can do a nice double duty.



Apr 03, 2013 at 08:16 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Lens comparison request


Define soon as far as your full frame plans? If its not impending, ie its being shipped tomorrow, I'd still go with one of the Efs lenses used off the buy and sell forum. Either the 10-22 or 17-55. Both are better than the 17-40L especially on aps-c. If you buy either used, if and when you upgrade to ff, you won't lose any value.


Apr 03, 2013 at 01:44 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Lens comparison request


http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=410&Camera=396&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=100&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

With the 17-40, just ignore the outside edge of the lens.

The 17-40 looks way better...



Apr 03, 2013 at 01:51 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Lens comparison request


Not looking for a walk around lens. Looking for a wide angle lens. I'm still not sure about getting a EF-S lens right now, because I have no idea when I'm going to go FF. I almost bought a 1Ds the other day, but I will most likely have one come summer time. I don't want to get into the trading off equipment thing, I'd like a single lens that will last me for a while until I can save up for either a 16-35 from Canon or a Nikon 14-24 adapted to Canon. Just looking too see how much wider it is. I already know the distortion isn't great and it is pretty soft in the corners. But I've heard some good things about it. Plus for the most part it will be used on a tripod stopped down with a ND filter for longer exposures of landscapes.


Apr 03, 2013 at 03:27 PM





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