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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:50 pm 
I Can't decide: 17-40L or 10-22!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:31 pm 
Go for the 10-22 brilliant lens very wide angle check out Gordons video http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon ... age7.shtml


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:59 pm 
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I'm a fan of "L" glass but as you already have an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 I am guessing that you are only considering the EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM because you are dissatisfied with the quality of the kit lens.

That dissatisfaction will likely continue if you buy the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM unless you anticipate that this lens will stay on the camera for most of your shots. I assume you have decided against the EF-S 17-85mm f4~5.6 IS USM on the strength of Gordon's review.

If you don't need the wide angle capabilities of the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM as reviewed on this site you could do a lot worse than the EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM which, with apologies to Gordon for linking off-site, has received an excellent review at The-Digital-Picture.com.

If the qualities of the two lenses you are considering don't make the choice for you then maybe you could try noting how often you wish you could go wider than 18mm. If that is common then that would indicate you need the 10-22mm lens. If you don't want to go that wide very often then maybe the quality of the 17-40mm lens will win the day. If you are still undecided then remember that, unlike EF-S lenses, the EF lenses are compatible with all Canon's DSLR bodies so you can, should you wish in a few years time, upgrade to a full frame body without having to buy new lenses.

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Hi guys, if it helps, we've just published a new review of the 17-40mm lens specifically for use on cropped bodies like the 400D / XTi. You can find it here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon1740mmL_400D/

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:03 am 
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Hi Gordon,

Great review of the EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens. Should I ever feel the need to go wider than my EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM then it will be at the top of my list.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:37 pm 
thanks for the review gordon !


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 Post subject: Re: Next lens
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:07 am 
Cr4zYH3aD wrote:
I Can't decide: 17-40L or 10-22!


Do you have a full frame?

other wise , get the EF-S10-22 , it is a hidden L lens like SLRgear says.

I think the 17-40L has a bit significant distortion at 17mm while the 10-22 has almost no distortion.

Plus , the 17mm of the 17-40L is not as wide as my 17-85IS .

If you like 17-something lens , then why dont you consider the EF-S17-85IS , its's got more reach and IS.

Also, the 17-55IS is a much better lens than the L.

I am thinking of getting it but I may change my sytem to Olympus or get the new 40D supposed to be announced in July.........

That said , you wont regret getting EF-S10-22.

It is an amazing lens .

Really wide.

Also, the 10-22 does not extend its body when zooms in or focuses close.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:59 pm 
yeah, if i switch to a full frame body, i think the 16-35L would be better.


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Would you think the 17-85 IS would be a better option than the Sigma 17-70, the review here Gordon did for the 17-85 is great, but in photozone.de basically he say's it's for the garbage can only a tad better than the kit.


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SpartanWarrior wrote:
Would you think the 17-85 IS would be a better option than the Sigma 17-70, the review here Gordon did for the 17-85 is great, but in photozone.de basically he say's it's for the garbage can only a tad better than the kit.


I would say that photozone.de is talking through his a***


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You should read the review before heaping insult on Klaus Schroiff...

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tombomba2 wrote:
You should read the review before heaping insult on Klaus Schroiff...
I wasn't insulting Klaus he seems to do a good job testing the lenses,, i was referring to the 17-85 IS lens that he tested and said that it's only a tad better than the kit lens, if so then don't be telling people to upgrade to the 17-85, sorry thats the way it is...


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SpartanWarrior wrote:
tombomba2 wrote:
You should read the review before heaping insult on Klaus Schroiff...
I wasn't insulting Klaus he seems to do a good job testing the lenses,, i was referring to the 17-85 IS lens that he tested and said that it's only a tad better than the kit lens, if so then don't be telling people to upgrade to the 17-85, sorry thats the way it is...


Read Toms post again. He wasn't addressing your post.

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