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    Default WTB 17-40L with confidence :)

    Hi guys I was thinking to get a WA lens...other than this L lens itself, any more lens that can par with it? sigma 15-30? tamron or tokina? or 16-35L?

    Hope u guys can post some pics of taken by this lens, a side by side comparison with other similar lens or non-L len, so that I'm can convince myself better!

    And of cos if u r selling pls PM me. Not only this but any WA lens.Thanks!

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    the only lens that beats this is the EF 16-35L.

    just buy lah. compare here n there will only make u waste xtra time. buy already then use it like there's no tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    the only lens that beats this is the EF 16-35L.

    just buy lah. compare here n there will only make u waste xtra time. buy already then use it like there's no tomorrow!
    So you are saying the 16-35L is better than the 17-40L?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    the only lens that beats this is the EF 16-35L.

    just buy lah. compare here n there will only make u waste xtra time. buy already then use it like there's no tomorrow!

    know y i ask? cos I have a 28-105 Mk2..the image quality is actually not bad if i stopped down to f8 or more....though I lose some DOF but who cares

    Just wan to physically see the image quality of both lens...before i justified my purchase...got $ but too many things to buy so need to be careful

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    the focusing of the 15-30 is very loud ... i used to have it and it cannot acept front filters which gives me lots of prob... there was once i was near this water fall and a bit of water splash in... it took me almost 30min to clean it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainman
    know y i ask? cos I have a 28-105 Mk2..the image quality is actually not bad if i stopped down to f8 or more....though I lose some DOF but who cares

    Just wan to physically see the image quality of both lens...before i justified my purchase...got $ but too many things to buy so need to be careful
    It is not alway the case of losing some DOF. In some case, people buy fast lenses to shoot wide-open in low-light condition. Don't always think you are shooting at f8, use your equipment creatively rather than tie yourself down with constraits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainman
    Hi guys I was thinking to get a WA lens...other than this L lens itself, any more lens that can par with it? sigma 15-30? tamron or tokina? or 16-35L?

    Hope u guys can post some pics of taken by this lens, a side by side comparison with other similar lens or non-L len, so that I'm can convince myself better!

    And of cos if u r selling pls PM me. Not only this but any WA lens.Thanks!
    Rainman,
    lots of info on this subject.....

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...on-17-40.shtml

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...es/16-35.shtml

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=8868718

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/... ...7-40mm-f-4.0-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/... ...6-35mm-f-2.8-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...rt=7&thecat=27

    Conventional wisdom is that the 17-40L is sharper at the tele-end, corner to corner, and suffers less distortion, and of course cheaper. 16-35 has that extra stop of light. I don't have either lens so I've no comparisons for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misnomer
    Rainman,
    Conventional wisdom is that the 17-40L is sharper at the tele-end,
    Sharper at the wide end, actually

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