Good Bye 17-40

Good Bye 17-40
Good Bye 17-40

Today I sold my Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM and purchased a second Hand Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM. This was a very nice lens on with very exciting ultra wide 17mm to boring 40mm range. I didn’t find it useful on a cropped body like Canon EOS 40D but very useful range in Canon EOS 5D mark II.

EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/9 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 3 May, 2009 | Exposure bias : -2/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 17mm | ISO : 100 | Location : 12° 53′ 17.399759903962″ N 74° 48′ 50.95008″ E | Shutter speed : 1/125s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.

4 thoughts on “Good Bye 17-40”

  1. Shiva,
    Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L I USM gives 1mm more wide, 1 stop more light than 70-40mm. Flare seems to be slightly more. Barrel distortion is more prominent at 16mm (expected).
    Results are superb in fact look far better than Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM. I am versy satisfied. Most importantly it is THE most expensive($1350) lens in my arsenal in $ terms. But since i got it second hand I am happy to own. I wouldn’t have purchased it first hand at that cost. More so with the newer version which is available now Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is 150$ more and has 82mm (up from 77mm in version I) front diameter making most my filters unsuitable.
    Krishna mohan

  2. Hi Pratap,
    Yes bought from Shantanil, lens is superb I think it was a real bargain to buy such a lens. I am very happy with the results.
    Krishna Mohan

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