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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:02 am
by SCREAMnSHOUT
I couldn't figure out which genre of photography this belonged to so I went straight for the lens gallery.

Taken with my school's 400D, 17-40mm f/4L USM and Nikon tripod.

Inspired by LahLahSr's May On Assignment Entry which I must say I really liked
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6 seconds(yep, also "inspired" by LahLah :lol: ), f/16, 17mm, ISO100 (clickable to larger version)
Of course, this shot isn't as nice as Lah's. :P

Caption lifted from my flickr:
"Fireworks! My first time photographing them, and especially with a DSLR. Used my school's Canon EOS 400D, 17-40mm f/4L and Nikon tripod(which im considering purchasing).

My favourite shot of the day(or night). Below of the picture you can see the cranes from the Marina Bay IR(Integrated Resort) construction site.

Event: NE(National Education) Show 2(National Day Parade Preview for some students)"


C C&C most welcome! :D - PM it to me, thanks! 8)

SnS 8)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:11 pm
by wjie20
That's awesome, though could you post more pictures? I'm already thinking of getting one.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:27 pm
by boblybill
I have had this lens for almost a year now, and this was my first, and so far, my only L lens. This lens very sharp... I love it. I'm a stickler when it comes to sharpness and this lens does the job. At 17mm it can get a little fuzzy at the corners, but man I love this lens. These are all shot on a 40D.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:54 pm
by Jim Hawksworth
Great photos Bobly!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:05 pm
by boblybill
Thanks... I think I bought this lens the same day that you started this thread... lol...

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:54 am
by Josku
Hello and greetings from Finland.

I have 17-40mm mounted on 40D and so far I'm more than pleased with it's performance. This is my 1st DSLR kit and 1st photo session with it. While choosing lens I was looking for sharpness and good colors over IS and aperture value.

Here's some shots from the 1st trip to Helsinki Old Town:

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17mm 1/100s f/4.0 ISO100 - shot as .jpg and no post processing

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24mm 1/15 f/18.0 ISO200 - shot as .jpg and slightly cropped

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:46 am
by IppatsuMan71
Borrowed this lens this week end , it's a pretty good glass ( way better than my kit lens , haha ). And the background blur is quite smooth . No notable fringing or chromatic aberration and barrel distortion is really kept to a minimum , unllike the 17-85mm kit lens I have :)

Old and New generation Renault cars ( Renault Alpine 1600S in the background and new Megane F1 team in foreground )

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:04 am
by MistyCreekPhoto
boblybill wrote:I have had this lens for almost a year now, and this was my first, and so far, my only L lens. This lens very sharp... I love it. I'm a stickler when it comes to sharpness and this lens does the job. At 17mm it can get a little fuzzy at the corners, but man I love this lens. These are all shot on a 40D.

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*Where was the second photo taken? It reminds me of Arizona.*

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:04 am
by IppatsuMan71
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:58 am
by amitzil
Hi,
I decided to share some of my pictures with the 17-40L. I have it for over 2 years, and even though the USM broke and it was quite expensive to fix, I really love it...

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Canon 350D @17mm
f/11 1/250s
ISO 200

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Canon 350D @17mm
f/10 1.6s
ISO 200

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Canon 350D @17mm
f/9 1/160s
ISO 100

PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:44 am
by retrogression
I must agree that this lens is sharp and gives great color.

Sample shots. Minor cropping only.

(Posted pix 1 in the other forum under architectural landscape...sorry for the double post).


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400D on tripod
17mm
f/8
20secs
ISO100
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Pix 2
400D handheld
17mm
f/4
1/1600sec
ISO100
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Pix 3
50D on tripod
17mm
f/11
30secs
ISO100
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:00 am
by elijahschaffer
After seeing all the great photos of landscapes, architecture, natural wonders, and fireworks I see that no one has posted the capability of the lens to do macro work, with a minimum focusing distance of .28M it's amazing how close you can get into small things

Camera 7D | 40mm | f/5.6 | 1/160's | ISO 200

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:01 am
by elijahschaffer
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:01 am
by elijahschaffer
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:55 am
by rreedde
wow great pics u have!

Btw would u mind to share your picture style settings with me? I think your pics look great without post processing.