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    I saw a "used" Canon 17 40 f4 for sale for a pretty good price. the only thing is that the lens is about 6years old. I'm just wondering if their is any changes from late models from the new ones..?? or are they all the same?

    thanks
    Canon 6d
    EF 17-40mm L USM, EF 24-105 L

  • #2
    Originally posted by wongpong View Post
    I saw a "used" Canon 17 40 f4 for sale for a pretty good price. the only thing is that the lens is about 6years old. I'm just wondering if their is any changes from late models from the new ones..?? or are they all the same?

    thanks
    nobody.......?
    Canon 6d
    EF 17-40mm L USM, EF 24-105 L

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    • #3
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      • #4
        One of these days I just want to go through and correct grammar and spelling. Really people, it's not that hard.

        "I saw a "used" Canon 17 40 f4 for sale for a pretty good price. the only thing is that the lens is about 6years old. I'm just wondering if their is any changes from late models from the new ones..?? or are they all the same?

        thanks "

        Fixed:

        "I saw a "used" Canon 17-40 f4 for sale for a pretty good price, the only thing is that the lens is about 6 years old. I'm just wondering if there are any changes from the late models to the new ones? Or are they all the same?

        Thanks"
        Kevin
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        • #5
          Originally posted by veritasimagery View Post
          One of these days I just want to go through and correct grammar and spelling. Really people, it's not that hard.
          from veritasimagerynw.smugmug: "... But that doesn't mean that we've forgotten then rest ..."

          from 500px.com/VeritasImageryNW: "... Lately Veritas Imagery NW has been focusing of motorsports ..."
          People who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones.

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          • #6
            OK, grammar aside, the 17-40 f/4.0 L is a great lens for the price. I had one of these and it's sweet spot was f/14. When I went wider it became very soft at the edges so I pretty much had it fixed on AV f/14 for 99% of the time. No great with close up and has quite a lot of pincushion at 17mm, but a great walk-around lens. There is no MKII, nor is one planned so you'll always get your money back on this little gem.

            However, once you begin using it and you get to like the 17mm wide angle, you may require better IQ and in which case you'll need to go for the 16-35 f/2.8 L MKII. It's a big step up in price but a massive step up in quality. Works brilliantly at f/2.8 and is sharp throughout. If you have the money, go for this one, but if not, the 17-40 is a real bargain.

            Good luck,

            Jeff
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vagebond View Post
              People who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones.
              Thanks for the point out. They have been fixed.

              But my issue is with people who continuously use horrible spelling and grammar, not one or two typos.
              Last edited by veritasimagery; 12-08-2012, 04:56 PM.
              Kevin
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              • #8
                I've only seen one "version" of this lens myself (in the 3-4 copies I've seen). As long as the lens works properly (and is free from crazy things like mold), my guess is it should be just like any other copy out there (just maybe a bit older).

                Just make sure the seller is reputable, and if at all possible, have it checked out before you purchase it. I've only purchased used gear through the Canon refurb store or in person, but then again I can be a little pickier than some. Sometimes a deal that looks a little too good to be true is.
                Chris
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JeffSmith View Post
                  OK, grammar aside, the 17-40 f/4.0 L is a great lens for the price. I had one of these and it's sweet spot was f/14. When I went wider it became very soft at the edges so I pretty much had it fixed on AV f/14 for 99% of the time. No great with close up and has quite a lot of pincushion at 17mm, but a great walk-around lens. There is no MKII, nor is one planned so you'll always get your money back on this little gem.

                  However, once you begin using it and you get to like the 17mm wide angle, you may require better IQ and in which case you'll need to go for the 16-35 f/2.8 L MKII. It's a big step up in price but a massive step up in quality. Works brilliantly at f/2.8 and is sharp throughout. If you have the money, go for this one, but if not, the 17-40 is a real bargain.

                  Good luck,

                  Jeff
                  Thank you! The 16-35 is way too expensive for me so the 17-40 will be ok. I rarely use a big aperture so F7 + is usually where I shoot.
                  Canon 6d
                  EF 17-40mm L USM, EF 24-105 L

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                  • #10
                    Bought it new

                    update:
                    I finally bought the 17 40 new.

                    Does anybody have suggestions for filters?
                    Canon 6d
                    EF 17-40mm L USM, EF 24-105 L

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Vagebond View Post
                      People who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones.
                      *ahem*...

                      Grass houses? gRass?

                      If you're going to try to make a point and call someone out on their spelling/typos, you might want to be a bit more careful with your own. Just a thought, really.

                      I am responsible for what I say; not what you understand.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by OsmosisStudios View Post
                        *ahem*...

                        Grass houses? gRass?

                        If you're going to try to make a point and call someone out on their spelling/typos, you might want to be a bit more careful with your own. Just a thought, really.

                        I think they were trying to "make a funny." Notice that they also wrote "stow thrones."
                        Kevin
                        Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS T3i, Canon A-1, Canon AE-1 Program, Various lenses
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by OsmosisStudios View Post
                          *ahem*...

                          Grass houses? gRass?

                          If you're going to try to make a point and call someone out on their spelling/typos, you might want to be a bit more careful with your own. Just a thought, really.

                          And where are my spelling mistakes or typos? Just an old joke about the king of the jungle and his throne, analogous to the glass houses. Understood by most, wasted on others, shrug.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wongpong View Post
                            update:
                            I finally bought the 17 40 new.

                            Does anybody have suggestions for filters?
                            For a polarizer or neutral density, the B+W multi-coated are very good. For GNDs, Lee, Singh-Ray or HiTech, not Cokin.
                            GREG - Canon 60D with 10-22, 18-55 & 55-250.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Krusty79 View Post
                              For a polarizer or neutral density, the B+W multi-coated are very good. For GNDs, Lee, Singh-Ray or HiTech, not Cokin.
                              Thank you.

                              I did read couple reviews and I'll go with a B&W KSM MRC Slim. $115...not too bad.
                              Canon 6d
                              EF 17-40mm L USM, EF 24-105 L

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