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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- 17-40mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
- 3 aspherical lens elements and super UD glass element create superior optics in all conditions, Closest focusing distance : 0.9 feet
- Powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) produces fast and silent autofocusing, Focuses as close as 11 inches; supports screw-in 77mm filters or up to 3 gel filters
- Suitable for Wedding/Nature Photography, Weather-resistant construction; measures 3.3 inches in diameter; 1-year warranty
- Purchase this product between May 1, 2016 and July 30, 2016 and get 13 months of free damage protection from Canon. The product must be registered within 30 days of the purchase date to be eligible.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-83E|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Included Components||LP1319 Lens Pouch Case , EW-83-E lens Hood.|
|Item Dimensions||3.31 x 3.31 x 3.82 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.5 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.28 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||40 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||17 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||12|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||104 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.85 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
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From the Manufacturer
Broaden your perspective with the Canon EF 17-40mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. Ideal for both film and digital SLR cameras, the lens offers three aspherical lens elements in addition to a Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass element, creating superior optics in all conditions. In addition, the lens focuses as close as 11 inches (0.28mm), and offers both Canon's full-time manual focus and a powerful ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) that produces fast and silent autofocus. Other features include a constant f/4 maximum aperture, the choice of screw-in 77mm filters or a holder in the rear of the lens for up to three gel filters, and optical coatings optimized for use with digital cameras. Boasting weather-resistant construction similar to other high-end L-series cameras, the lens carries a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 17-40mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:4
- Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 104 to 57 degrees (at 30 feet)
- Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 0.9 feet
- Zoom system: Rotating type
- Filter size: 77mm
- Dimensions: 3.3 inches in diameter, 3.8 inches long
- Weight: 1.1 pounds
About half the price of the 16-35 f/2.8 lens, this L-series lens has an entirely new optical design with three Aspherical elements and a Super UD-glass element. The combination provides superb contrast and sharpness, even at the widest settings. It's ideal for both film and digital SLRs, and features the same weather-resistant design, rear gel filter holder, and high-speed Ultrasonic Motor as the EF 16-35mm lens.
What's in the box: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens,E-77U 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap,Lens Dust Cap E (Rear),EW-83E Lens Hood,Lens Case LP1319 and 1-Year Warranty.
Top customer reviews
It's just does not have the 'hoopla' of lenses like the 70-200mm, but as good as that is for telephoto, this is superb for wide angle.
For the price.
Yes, you can get faster lenses, but on a full frame this a as wide as you will need for just about anything,
on a crop sensor you want to buy the Canon 10mm-22mm EF-S lens.
This is good on a crop camera, and will work, on one, just wont be as wide.
No Image Stabilization is OK. Wide angle lenses are much more forgiving with handheld shots in bright light,
and in dark, you just get a good tripod, which every photographer should already have.
This lens rules. Sharp images, corner to corner.
To me, this really is a full-frame lens where you can really utilize that great 17mm perspective. I think there are better options for those shooting with the 1.6x APS-C sensors. But that really is really up to the users and the needs they have. My girlfriend often borrows this lens to use with her T2i and loves it (I think the images look fantastic, as well!).
One thing I love most about this lens is the contrast and color rendition. Simply beautiful images straight out of camera. The build quality is top notch as well, the zoom and focus rings are very smooth and well damped. The lens is weather sealed, but does require a filter (per-Canon) to complete the sealing.
I give this lens 5/5 stars, simply due to its extremely affordable price (for an L lens) and excellent performance. Sure, there are sharper lenses out there, but that does not hinder this one at all. It still performs great and is a blast to use for dramatic perspectives. One of the most fun lenses to mount to the camera IMO. The light weight, great build quality and very good IQ make this a winner and a spot in my collection.
Its advantages include its utility as an all-purpose wide angle lens (capture range from slightly wide to ultrawide) and its relatively low price for a complicated semi-specialty lens. At f/4 it is not a fast lens, and as has been pointed out in other reviews it suffers from slight softness at some apertures. It is one of Canon's L (red ring) lenses, which are higher-end products, and one can trust the company to have minimized the negative issues that can emerge in complex lens designs. If you feel the need for a perfectly satisfactory wide-angle zoom or primary lens, but don't want to break the bank to get the best one, this is a good lens to consider.
On the other hand, if you want a faster lens with a bit more lateral grasp, Canon also offers the 16-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens (also in the red ring/L class) at about twice the price of this one. The more expensive lens offers not only what the 17-40mm zoom does (though it does not go quite as close to a normal focal length on the high end), but provides in addition extra light capture for lower-light environments and the slightly wider angle of acceptance. If I had thought a little longer about the differences between the two lenses, I would have ordered the more expensive one. I may upgrade at some point in the future if I ever feel constrained in the use of the one I did buy. But I am not dissatisfied with this lens and have no qualms giving it the five-star rating it deserves in its own right. It is a solid and reliable tool, well made, and provides excellent images.
It was also the first lens I bought when I upgraded to a full frame camera and wow did it blow me away... built like a tank, weather sealed, internal focus, quick and accurate AF, and simply gorgeous color and contrast. And affordable!
As it turns out I started shooting more and more portraiture and then weddings so I started using it less and less. I eventually sold it to fund a 24-70L (regretted that) which I then sold to get a 24-105L (awesome move!).
Like I said, I loved this lens but I just found that I don't need ultra wide perspective for my line of work. I have occasionally borrowed a 16-35L from a friend but truth be told, I think the 17-40 is a little sharper and the extra f/stop is kinda negligible when you're shooting at 17-24mm range and can hand hold up to 1/20 of a second anyway.
If you're looking for an ultra wide angle lens, if you shoot a lot of landscapes or real estate, if you shoot editorial or commercial and need to get wider than 24mm for a dramatic portrait, this is the lens for you. You won't regret buying it.
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