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By Shutterbugger

from Chicago, Illinois

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Very sharp.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Sharp at all focal length

CONS

  • Barrel distortion

BEST USES

  • Interiors
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Using a test chart, I found the lens to be very sharp across the image at all focal lengths. The included picture is typical of my results and is a small part of the image from a Canon 5D Mark-II. The lens quickly snaps into focus and produces good closeups at the 40 mm setting. The only shortcoming is slight barrel distortion toward the 17mm focal length.

 Images from Shutterbugger
 
Small crop of test chart.

By Ryan the Runner

from New York, NY

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Great lens for the money

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Rugged

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light

BEST USES

  • Video
  • Night Photography
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

L lenses are great and this one is the cheapest one you can get. But if you're a novice photographer you might be better off with a lens that has more of a zoom.

 Images from Ryan the Runner
 
Manhattan at Night

By Brant Nyberg

from Riverton, WY

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This lense is worth every penny

 
5.0

PROS

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction
  • Consistent Output
  • Rugged
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Macro Photography
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Night Photography

Comments:

This is simply the best wide angle lense I've ever owned.

 Images from Brant Nyberg
 
July Thunderstorm over the Wind River Mountains
Climb

By sphotog

from Hacienda Heights CA

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Great wide angle lens.

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

This is one of the lower priced L lens that canon has. f/4 is not as fast as some might want it to be but on a 5DII full frame camera it's a no-brainer.


By jojacobs

from Charleston, SC

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Best addition to my lens arsonal

 
4.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

  • Expensive but unmatched

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Macro Photography
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

I read several reviews before deciding on this lens. It is the perfect combination of wide angle and macro. functions very well throughout the focal length. I used it the first time at my daughter's wedding and got some really memorable photos.


By photo video junkie

from bisbee az

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17-40L

 
4.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Rugged
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

nice build quality a I wish it was a little better in low light though


By california mike

from san diego

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a gem of a lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Sharp Focus
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Focus
  • Durable
  • Consistent Output
  • Rugged

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

perfect for landscape and interior architectural shots


By Bill

from Vacaville, CA

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Great product [...]

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Another wonderful EF lens.


By Dave

from Wisconsin

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Sharp and Reliable

 
4.0

PROS

  • Quick Focus
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Rugged
  • Consistent Output
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Night Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • General Use
  • Special Effects

Comments:

Great for everyday use with added capacity for architectural shots that I couldn't get before.

 Images from Dave
 
Quarry Fence
Gravel Quarry

By T-N-T

from Methuen, MA

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No need to remove it from the body!!!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Rugged
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Upgrade
  • Night Photography
  • Landscape Photography

Comments:

It is not the best lens of the L series. I've seen reviews about the vignette issue of this lens, from canon website, but I have yet notice that with the pictures I took from this lens. The wide-angle is perfect for indoor use, like family gathering and birthday. It is also perfect outdoor scenery. This lens has been on my camera since the day I received it, and it is staying that way.

 Images from T-N-T
 
As is, no photo shop.
As is, no photo shop.

By Daave

from NYC

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Nice Lens. Best wide for 5d

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape Photography
  • Special Effects

Comments:

Best bang for buck


By Bud

from Michigan

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great Canon L Lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Sharp Focus
  • Rugged
  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Durable
  • Quick Focus
  • Strong Construction

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape Photography

Comments:

I bought this Canon lens as a landscape lens because it has a solid reputation for crystal-clear sharpness and a great field of view for outdoor scenery. This lens is all of that and much more. This is one lens that I will always keep! Since most landscape photographers seldom go below f/8 this lens will stay attached to one of my camera bodies as a general purpose lens, too.


By Michigan Man

from Grand Rapids, Michigan

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great lens at a great price

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction
  • Quick Focus
  • Rugged
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape Photography
  • General Use

Comments:

This lens really performs and does it in style. Yes it may be a bit heavy but it's one of the best lenses I've ever used. Great construction and typical L-series quality. Once you use this lens you won't give it up! Oh, by the way, the cost is below $750.00. Another plus for buying this lens.


By Shawn

from Chicago, IL

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Great Lens!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Rugged
  • Quick Focus
  • Strong Construction
  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Night Photography
  • General Use
  • Landscape Photography

Comments:

Great lens! Affordable for L series glass.


By Nowaczini

from Poland

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

I would buy this product again and again

 
5.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Sharp Focus
  • Easy To Clean
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Landscape photography
  • Wildlife

Comments:

Very good lens for everyone. I know a lot of semi profs, that are using this lens. For this price you can't get anything better.



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