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03/25/2008 11:32:05 PM · #1
Camera: Canon 40D
Lenses: Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 70-200 f/4L USM IS

i'm kinda not sure about the 17-40. I usually shoot outdoor, but i dont know if i should get anything sharper than f/4.

any comments? thanks in advance.
03/25/2008 11:52:15 PM · #2
Originally posted by seraphkz:

Camera: Canon 40D
Lenses: Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 70-200 f/4L USM IS

i'm kinda not sure about the 17-40. I usually shoot outdoor, but i dont know if i should get anything sharper than f/4.

any comments? thanks in advance.


The 40D would look good in my bag! ;)

Seriously- I think you'll like the 17-40...what things do you shoot outside? the 50/1.8 is good for portraits, though I'm sold on the 85/1.8. I use the 70-200 non IS and have no complaints. Is IS worth the extra $$$??
03/25/2008 11:59:28 PM · #3
Originally posted by mpeters:

Originally posted by seraphkz:

Camera: Canon 40D
Lenses: Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 70-200 f/4L USM IS

i'm kinda not sure about the 17-40. I usually shoot outdoor, but i dont know if i should get anything sharper than f/4.

any comments? thanks in advance.


The 40D would look good in my bag! ;)

Seriously- I think you'll like the 17-40...what things do you shoot outside? the 50/1.8 is good for portraits, though I'm sold on the 85/1.8. I use the 70-200 non IS and have no complaints. Is IS worth the extra $$$??


hmm. i do candids. and sometimes i'd appreciate a good bokeh. that's why I dont know if f/4 is enough.
03/26/2008 12:21:46 AM · #4
and i shoot landscape..sunset/sunrise.. park.. stuff like that.
don't usually do indoor
03/26/2008 12:25:14 AM · #5
IMO the 17-40 would work well for 'landscape...sunset/sunrise..park stuff'

Not sure about the bokeh on the 50/1.8. Somebody else will need to chime in... The non IS version of the 70-200/4 has bokeh, I just don't have anything to compare it to.
03/26/2008 12:28:20 AM · #6
Originally posted by mpeters:

IMO the 17-40 would work well for 'landscape...sunset/sunrise..park stuff'

Not sure about the bokeh on the 50/1.8. Somebody else will need to chime in... The non IS version of the 70-200/4 has bokeh, I just don't have anything to compare it to.


alright. thanks a lot Mark.
03/26/2008 12:31:55 AM · #7
Bokeh on the 50/1.8 ... judge for yourself.

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03/26/2008 03:56:06 AM · #8
the 17-40L has really nice bokeh if you're close enough to the subject- i think that's majoratively what you pay for honestly, that and build quality. It isn't the sharpest lens in the world by any stretch, but it focuses fast and will survive a meteor storm. My Tamron 17-50 is sharper, faster, cheaper, but not built as well, so if i was travelling places i'd think about getting a canon just so I know it could survive 'on the road'.
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