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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Mar 25, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Small, light, wide - even on 1.6x crop. Sharp even at F4, L glass, price
Cons:
Build is a little plasticy. Had to send mine back as the Autofocus started to squeek.

Not a fan of Canon's quality control process as I've had to send it off for repair. Luckily I checked about international warranty when I got this lens in Brisbane, Australia hence great price I paid.

Aside from that, I love this lens. It's the best. Couldn't afford 5D so I bought the 400D with mind to add a FF body years later! But I wanted to start collecting L glass and wanted a wide first buy. Couldn't justify 16-35L and didn't see much point in F2.8 as I'd be using tripod a lot and be out doors a lot with lots of light.

Started collecting Cokin filters and I just love this lens more and more. Slapped this baby onto me mates 5D and it's like falling in love again. So wide and sooo sharp, such good value. I have the 70-200 L IS F2.8 loaned to me at the moment and I love my lens more! The 70-200 will probably me my next lens, if not the 24-70 but this is my walk around lens and if I had to choose one. It'd be this one. I'd give it 10 out of 10 if it was built a tiny bit better. Still feels great though.