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Old 29-12-2005, 19:11   #1 (permalink)
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Got one at last

Hi guys, finally took the plunge and bought a Canon 17-40L f4 lens. I used my Christmas money and traded in my EF-S 60, now that I have no use for it after upgrading to a 5D in November.

Don't think much of the lens bag that came with it, not as good as the Sigma cases, but then I didn't really buy it for the bag.

Still waiting for my battery grip which I ordered at the same time as buying the camera.
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Old 29-12-2005, 21:23   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats - supposed to be a great lens
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Old 29-12-2005, 21:27   #3 (permalink)
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the 17-40L is a great lens.

it spends more time on my 20D than any other lens I have.
Even though I do have to use the old reebok zoom more
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Old 29-12-2005, 21:40   #4 (permalink)
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The 17-40L rocks. I love mine.
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Congratulations! I would love a 17-40L

mind you, I would also have liked the EF-S 60mm macro

Unfortunately I can afford neither
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Old 29-12-2005, 22:03   #6 (permalink)
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The Ef-S 60 is a fine lens too.......very very sharp
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Old 29-12-2005, 22:07   #7 (permalink)
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I never use my lens cases they're all in the original boxes as far as I can remember.

All my stuff lives in a big holdhall and I transfer kit into a smaller bag usually depending on what I'm doing.
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Congrats, it is a great lens, I used a friends one for a while.....Big mistake I just wish I never found out how good it is........Then I wouldn't feel this urge to go and spend some money.
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Old 29-12-2005, 22:47   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks all, it's my first bit of L glass, I think I've started an expensive hobby. Yes the EF-S 60 macro is a great lens, very sharp, it's just a pity it didn't fit my 5D or I would of kept it.
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Old 30-12-2005, 02:59   #10 (permalink)
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Come on Marcel, I thought you had more shillings than that.
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Old 30-12-2005, 09:19   #12 (permalink)
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enjoy it, it's a great lens
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That lens has been on my wish list forever.
I love doing landscape stuff so it would be perfect for me.
Circumstances dictate I get a reasonable walkabout IS lens first, maybe by the end of this year but there's always something gets in the way.

5D and 17-40L...that's a NICE setup!
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Come on Marcel, I thought you had more shillings than that.
lol

I'm serious, I'm confused. No doubt when it's explained to me I will kick myself for being so stupid.
 
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lol

I'm serious, I'm confused. No doubt when it's explained to me I will kick myself for being so stupid.
Running shoes and getting closer.
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Old 30-12-2005, 14:06   #16 (permalink)
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I'm not getting it either
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I'm not getting it either
Oh my!
Reebok zoom.......running shoe and getting closer.
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as in walking towards the subject instead of zooming....
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:lol:

I like it.

See? Told you I'd kick myself (With a pair of Nike Air FYI )
I'll have to remember that,....."Reebok Zoom"
 
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Sometimes words just aren't enough
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I swear I could hear that penny dropping while I was passing through Trafford Park today
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That's why we take photographs...
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That lens has been on my wish list forever.
I love doing landscape stuff so it would be perfect for me.
Circumstances dictate I get a reasonable walkabout IS lens first, maybe by the end of this year but there's always something gets in the way.

5D and 17-40L...that's a NICE setup!
Thanks Bachs, now all I need is the time to use them. Next on my list is a 70-200 IS f2.8 or a macro lens, but that's a long way off I've got to finish paying for the 5D first.
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Old 09-01-2006, 16:06   #24 (permalink)
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Just a quick update on my 17-40 lens. I had to exchange it for another one today, due to a clicking noise every time it zoom in or out. I expected better quality control for a L lens.
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The fault may not have been there when it left the factory, they do travel quite a distance to get to our grubby little mitts and not everyone that handles the box while it is in transit will treat it as well and you or I would.

On the other hand, it could have slipped through Canon's QC

I presume the replacement is all well and good?
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I seem to remember having to exchange my first 17-40L

Mine wouldn't stop trying to autofocus, even with the switch set to manual!

The shop tried it on 3 bodies and all did the same, so I walked out with a new one. Thats why I only buy lenses and bodies from my local store and not on the net.
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I remember that well
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:24   #28 (permalink)
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The fault may not have been there when it left the factory, they do travel quite a distance to get to our grubby little mitts and not everyone that handles the box while it is in transit will treat it as well and you or I would.

On the other hand, it could have slipped through Canon's QC

I presume the replacement is all well and good?

Touch wood, all seams fine with the replacement.
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