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Old Sep 24, 2004, 2:51 PM   #1
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I ordered my first L glass lens. I ordered the EF 70-200mm F4/L. I will use it to shoot mostly to shoot outdoors. I am looking at the EF 17-40mm F2.8L for a Christmas present from everyone in the family. Any thoughts?
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 2:53 PM   #2
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What sort of outdoors shooting are you doing, nature sport or other? Let me know what you think about it cause i'm just about to sign the check to get one myself.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 3:40 PM   #3
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I usually shoot sporting events. I also shoot Polo matches. I will post some photos on my website.



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Old Sep 24, 2004, 6:13 PM   #4
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Phil, I have the 70-200 2.8 IS and the 17-40 lenses. Love them both! The 17-40 is a great landscape lens.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 6:49 PM   #5
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Thanks. I read all the reviews and I think this will move into great glass.



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Old Sep 25, 2004, 12:47 AM   #6
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I purchased my 300d with the 70-200 4 and have been very happy with it. I also got the kit lens and the 50 mII. The problem is I never want to use the kit lens because the other lenses are higher quality...

I'm strongly thinking about buying the 17-40 f4 (not sure if your talking about this lens because you said 2.8 ) and tell myself that I'm done buying photo gear for awhile. :lol:
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Old Sep 25, 2004, 7:38 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. Canon makes two 17-40 L lens. One is the F4 and the other is F2.8. The later cost about $400 more. I would use this lens mostly for indoors and portrait work. That is why I would want the faster lens.

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Old Sep 25, 2004, 12:00 PM   #8
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I have the 17-40 f4/L and am very happy with it. Would've liked the 2.8 but no money I got it when I purchased the 10D and I use it as my "walkaround" lens (27-64 after conversion).

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Thanks for the comments. Canon makes two 17-40 L lens. One is the F4 and the other is F2.8. The later cost about $400 more. I would use this lens mostly for indoors and portrait work. That is why I would want the faster lens.

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I can't find any information about the 17-40 2.8 is it a new lens? I see a 16-35 and a discontinued 17-35 but no 17-40. Help I want to spend money...
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Old Sep 26, 2004, 11:26 AM   #10
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There is no 17-40 f2.8. The only Canon choices are either a 16-35 f2.8L or a 17-40 f4L.
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