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Canon 17-40mm: Picture 1 regular $699.00

About Canon 17-40mm

This Canon 17-40mm Bundle comes with $98.33 worth of free accessories including a Tiffen 77mm UV Wide Angle Thin Filter, Adorama Cleaning Kit and a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free!

An affordable L-series ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that's ideal for both film and digital SLRs. Superior optics are assured by the use of three aspherical lens elements, in addition to a Super UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element. Optical coatings are optimized for use with digital cameras. This lens focuses as close as 11 inches (0.28m), and offers both Canon's full-time manual focus and a powerful ring-type USM for fast and silent AF. It has a constant f/4 maximum aperture, and offers the choice of screw-in 77mm filters or a holder in the rear of the lens for up to three gel filters. Finally, it offers weather-resistant construction similar to other high-end L-series lenses

The Canon 17-40mm is commonly used for Art, Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Special effects, Sports/action, Travel, Upgrade, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 17-40mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 17-40mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 17-40mm: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Easy to clean, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Simple controls, Strong construction, Superior build quality and Super-sharp images

Canon 17-40mm Features

  • Optimized for Digital Imaging
  • High Speed Rear Focusing
  • Close Focusing to 11 inches
  • Non Rotating Front Element
  • Rear Gel Filter Holder
  • Shorter and about 35% lighter than 16-35 f/2.8 L-Series Lens

Canon 17-40mm Specifications

Construction
9 groups /12 elements
Angle of view
104° - 57°
F stop range
4-22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m / 0.9 ft.
Maximum Magnification
0.24 (at 40mm)
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.3" x 3.8" / 83.5mm x 96.8mm,
Weight
500g , 17.6 oz.
Mfr #
8806A002
SKU
CA1740U

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4.6

(based on 204 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (141)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great ZWA Lens!

As my first "L" glass purchase, I was extremely pleased at the large step-up the 17-40f/4 L provided over the kit lens (on original D-Rebel). Sharpness, Color, Clarity and Bokeh far exceeded it in performance, and of course, Quality! I find the f/4 to be very fast and for me, it was well worth the additional cost!! Complimenting this, my walk around is the 24-105 f/4 L IS and on the long end, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS... what a Great Trio set for the investment. I've researched long and hard and ...

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As my first "L" glass purchase, I was extremely pleased at the large step-up the 17-40f/4 L provided over the kit lens (on original D-Rebel). Sharpness, Color, Clarity and Bokeh far exceeded it in performance, and of course, Quality! I find the f/4 to be very fast and for me, it was well worth the additional cost!! Complimenting this, my walk around is the 24-105 f/4 L IS and on the long end, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS... what a Great Trio set for the investment. I've researched long and hard and haven't found any to be better. Great job, Canon!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing Image Quality

I have been quite disappointed in the quality of images produced by the 17-40mm L USM lens. With the L designation, wide-angle optics, and the lofty price, I'd expected tack-sharp image quality. Instead I receive fair to poor results whether focused manually or automatically and over the full range of zoom focal length. Making matters worse, I cannot locate ANY reference to Canon Warranty support on this Web site. Now both disappointed and angry.

Reviewed by 204 customers

 
5.0

I like it!

By

I needed a quality wide angle lens. This definitely fit the range I was looking for. My first impression was very good. The first landscape photos I captured with it were very sharp. I can't wait to do more with it!

 
4.0

Nice lens!

By

Used this lens to take a shot of the vendors (100+) from the balcony of a show. The picture was featured in the club's magazine, and people were able to pick themselves out quite easily. Does need a tripod.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleased

By

Quick delivery, easy to use, great angle, crisp

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Little Lens

By

Love this lens. I needed a higher quality wide angle lens that the kit EF-S lens that came with my Crop camera as I knew I was going to go FF eventually. The kit was slow to focus and the images were just not that sharp. Once I put the 17-40 L on my cam body I knew I had the right lens. It has great image quality and focuses extremely quickly. The L build quality has stood up to one accidental drop with absolutely no issues aftwards. My only issue is the not great aperture of F4. I knew that going in and expected it, but one more stop would have made this the perfect lens. For the price, you just can not beat it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great landscape lens if you have the $$$

By

This was my first venture into Canon's "L" lenses. It's fantastic. There's a noticeable jump in quality (feel and image) from the other models. Weight is reasonable too. Didn't come with a hood or bag though :-/

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Affordable high quality landscape lens

By

I have owned this for 2 years now and I have loved every second of it. It was my first L series lens and was my only lens for a while. You just can't beat the quality at the price point. Focusing is silent and fast, build quality is great. It is a little soft wide open in the corners, but that is expected with an ultra wide lens. It can easily still be used wide open without loss of image quality. The distortion is well controlled and what remains can be corrected easily in LR. I think it has the perfect amount of distortion that can either be used as an advantage or corrected. One of the things that attracted me to the lens was the weight or how light it is. When you hike in the woods every ounce counts. Comparing it to the 16-35 it is significantly lighter. The close focusing distance has made the f/4 max aperture a non issues outdoors with depth of field. The extra stop could be helpful for wedding or indoor shooting. If you are doing outdoor shooting and want ultra wide angle this is a great lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this lens.

By

I am a Realtor and am using this lens for HDR interior photos. It has far exceeded my expectation.

 
4.0

Good lens

By

Landscape photography Family photos

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent lens, best value!

By

The 17-40L is often noted for having soft edges/corners at wider apertures, and this is true. However, stop the lens down and performance is stellar. Color and contrast are incredible. I have used the 16-35 II, 14L II and third part options as well... The 17-40L remains my favorite. The 16-35 II offers nothing except for the f/2.8 over the 17-40 at double the cost. Having used multiple copies of each, I find the sharpness better on the 17-40 (and Canon's MTF charts agree), except for maybe extreme corners. The 14L II is a great lens, but 3x the cost and limited in use due to the fixed focal length. The 17-40L is still the best option for Canon users at this time.

 
5.0

Nice color and focus

By

I use this lens for shooting abandoned buildings, so I can more get the scope of the place I'm shooting. THe only thing to keep in mind is that this lens is an f4, so there are some speed and low light issues, but if you're using strobes then it's not a problem. Just be mindful of what you are going to use it for.

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Susan V  I have the 5D,Mark 3, and want a nice clear wide angle lens. I'm trying to decide on the 17-40MM or the 17-55MM. Has anyone used both, and have a preference ?
JOSEPH B  There is also a F-4 16-35mm L lens for less money than the F2.8 16-35mm L which is also an option and is about $400.00 less money, but is still about $400.00 more than the 17-40mm L lens.
Susan V  Thanks Joseph , I will look into that lens too. Not easy trying to pick a lens. And the one's I like , I can't afford.
Shopper  I have the T3i.... I have ready every review, answer and other responses to these lenses... I can't come a decision yet.. Which one is the better option for landscape shots - the 10-22mm, 17-40mm, or 16-35mm? Thx in advance Kevin
LYNN A  With a "crop 1.6" camera like the T3i, I would recommend the EF-S 10-22 over the 17-40mm or 16-35mm. On the T3i, you get the equivalent of about 26mm to 64mm (full frame equivalent). The EF-S 18-55 "kit" lens is actually a very good, sharp lens. You would be close to duplicating the focal range of that lens with the 17-40mm or 16-35mm. My 2¢ HTH
Kevin B  Thx.. only I have the 18-135mm for my kit lens; not the 18-55... so I guess that's a consideration as well.
Shopper  I have the T3i.... I have ready every review, answer and other responses to these lenses... I can't come a decision yet.. Which one is the better option for landscape shots - the 10-22mm, 17-40mm, or 16-35mm? Thx in advance Kevin
LYNN A  With a "crop 1.6" camera like the T3i, I would recommend the EF-S 10-22 over the 17-40mm or 16-35mm. On the T3i, you get the equivalent of about 26mm to 64mm (full frame equivalent). The EF-S 18-55 "kit" lens is actually a very good, sharp lens. You would be close to duplicating the focal range of that lens with the 17-40mm or 16-35mm. My 2¢ HTH
Kevin B  Thx.. only I have the 18-135mm for my kit lens; not the 18-55... so I guess that's a consideration as well.
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