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Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens - 8806A002

Abt Model: 8806A002 | UPC Code: 013803028058
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17 To 40mm Focal Length/ 12 Elements In 9 Groups Construction/ Inner Focusing System With USM/ 0.9 Feet Closest Focusing/ Rotating Zoom System/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens, Model 8806A002

A new and affordable L-series ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that's ideal for both film and digital SLRs. Superior optics are assured by the use of three Aspherical lens elements, in addition to a Super UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element. Optical coatings are optimized for use with digital cameras. This lens focuses as close as 11 inches (0.28m), and offers both Canon's full-time manual focus and a powerful ring-type USM for fast and silent AF. It has a constant f/4 maximum aperture, and offers the choice of screw-in 77mm filters or a holder in the rear of the lens for up to three gel filters. Finally, it offers weather-resistant construction similar to other high-end L-series lenses.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 17-40mm; 1:4
  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 104° - 57° 30'
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.28 / 0.9ft.
  • Zoom System: Rotating type
  • Filter Size: 77mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Max Diameter: 3.3"
  • Length: 3.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs


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Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Superior build quality (39)
  • Fast auto-focus (35)
  • Super-sharp images (33)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Semi-sharp images (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best L Value

    I use the 17-40 f/4L on a 7D body for landscapes and perspective shots. The 17-40 is lightweight, fast-focusing, sharp, and has great color and contrast. The only area...Read complete review

    I use the 17-40 f/4L on a 7D body for landscapes and perspective shots. The 17-40 is lightweight, fast-focusing, sharp, and has great color and contrast. The only area where the 16-35 f/2.8L wins is aperature. Bokeh isn't that much of an issue in this focal length, but you can get some decent results wide open and close up at 40mm. At half the price of a 16-35, it's hard to beat this lens. Bring a tripod along for Blue Hour, and add a slim polarizer to really knock some socks off. If you're having that 16/17 debate in your head, put your savings towards more L glass. The 17-40 can't shoot handheld in really low light, but it's lighter and artistically identical in every other way. If budget or weight aren't even a slight consideration, or if you "live" in low light, get the 16 of course.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Value for money; but know its limitations

    I've had this lens in my gear bag and used it extensively in the past two years. I'm generally happy with its performance vis-a-vis price paid, but buyers should be aware of what this...Read complete review

    I've had this lens in my gear bag and used it extensively in the past two years. I'm generally happy with its performance vis-a-vis price paid, but buyers should be aware of what this lens is and isn't. This lens does offer solid, L-caliber optical quality. Like most "red-ring" lenses this is built like a tank and performed in snow and desert alike. On the minus side, the aperture is a bit slow and so is the AF compared to other benchmark L lenses such as the 24-70 or the 70-200/2.8. The biggest problem for me is the serious vignetting towards the 17mm range on full-frame cameras (with or without the supplied hood). Which kind of defeats the purpose of having a wide-angle lens. I'm ditching this for the 16-35. Net-net, this is a good piece of glass for the price paid but I wouldn't get this if you're serious about image quality and plan to use the short end of the zoom range a lot.

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    5.0

    Fantastic Little Lens

    By 

    from Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Superior build quality

    Cons

    • Aperture

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

      Love this lens. I needed a higher quality wide angle lens that the kit EF-S lens that came with my Crop camera as I knew I was going to go FF eventually. The kit was slow to focus and the images were just not that sharp. Once I put the 17-40 L on my cam body I knew I had the right lens. It has great image quality and focuses extremely quickly. The L build quality has stood up to one accidental drop with absolutely no issues aftwards. My only issue is the not great aperture of F4. I knew that going in and expected it, but one more stop would have made this the perfect lens. For the price, you just can not beat it.

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      5.0

      Affordable high quality landscape lens

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      Pros

      • Fast auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Superior build quality
      • Super-sharp images

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

          I have owned this for 2 years now and I have loved every second of it. It was my first L series lens and was my only lens for a while. You just can't beat the quality at the price point. Focusing is silent and fast, build quality is great. It is a little soft wide open in the corners, but that is expected with an ultra wide lens. It can easily still be used wide open without loss of image quality. The distortion is well controlled and what remains can be corrected easily in LR. I think it has the perfect amount of distortion that can either be used as an advantage or corrected. One of the things that attracted me to the lens was the weight or how light it is. When you hike in the woods every ounce counts. Comparing it to the 16-35 it is significantly lighter. The close focusing distance has made the f/4 max aperture a non issues outdoors with depth of field. The extra stop could be helpful for wedding or indoor shooting. If you are doing outdoor shooting and want ultra wide angle this is a great lens.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great price, great lens

          By 

          from Oklahoma

          Pros

          • Fast AF
          • price
          • Quality
          • Sharpness
          • Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

              I have carried this lens for little over a year now, using it mainly for real estate photography and landscapes. For this purpose, there was no need to opt for the 16-35 f/2.8, which is double the price. The lens is also great for party shots, when you need to get a big group in the picture. Although there is some distortion, thats what you get at 17mm, with any lens. Between the weight, price, build, and sharpness, this is one of the best "L" lenses that Canon makes. I would suggest this lens to anyone interested in landscape photography, or simply want a wide angle to add to their kit. In my opinion, f/4 is plenty on an ultra wide angle.

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              5.0

              Lord Of Land Scapes

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              from New York, NY

              Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

              This lens is sharp from front to back and is one of the sharpest in its class, its the only super wide I have used for years and still is my go to lens for the shot. The quality is well build and weather sealed. It never looked faded or used, flare is under controlled F4 is very sharp and can be used as a macro lens as well, great for portraits. You will not be disappointed with this lens.

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              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Inexpensive Trick

              By 

              from San Jose, CA

              Pros

              • Superior build quality
              • Super-sharp images

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

                  After reading an article about what lenses to carry I noticed a pattern regarding my shooting habits and the habits of the author, I am constantly pushing the wide side of my kit lens (18-55) when I had my crop frame for those get everyone in the picture or get the whole landscape shots. Recently moved to full frame and decided I'd pick up a 17-40 and use my 50mm nifty (1.8) to cover slightly tighter but shallow DOF. Can't say I'm unhappy with the lens. Slight distortion which I noticed even with my kit lens, simply put any zoom lens will give you some distortion of images which require post processing, but no complaints outside of the ordinary like another review recently posted. Definately a must have, you need your fast prime, your wide, maybe your regular zoom, and your telephoto something. Fits the bill without as large of a bill as the 16-35 2.8 variant. Cons: No IS at F4. At F4 even with my 5DIII, it could use it in low light, I can see where the 2.8 would be nice but I can't justify the price difference for it.

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                  (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  17-40

                  By 

                  from Sydney Australia

                  Pros

                  • Fast auto-focus

                  Cons

                  • Semi-sharp images
                  • very soft at f4

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

                    Very soft at F4, only ok at 5.6, sharp at F8, F11. For the L Lens hype and the price I expected better. My 18-55 kit lens is as sharp and in some cases as at F4 sharper. The lens was replaced the same week I bought it and the second one was the same. I got the money back.

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                    (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not that sharp

                    By 

                    from NorCal

                    Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

                    I've had this lens for a few years and have used it on both crop and full frame bodies. I don't think the lens is that sharp. Maybe F/8 and 11? Wider is too soft, and narrower suffers from defraction. I find that people who like this lens are generally coming from kit zooms. I came from medium format primes and had higher expectations. Other than IQ, the lens is built quite well made and no complaints there. It does tend to vignette a bit on a FF body, but generally that's fixable.

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                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A beast

                    By 

                    from Columbus, OH

                    Pros

                    • Fast auto-focus
                    • Light Weight
                    • Superior build quality
                    • Super-sharp images
                    • wide angled on a full frame

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

                        It is extremely fast in focusing. Beautiful colors, and super-sharp images. I use it for landscape photography and absolutely love it. It is relatively light weight and one to-go lens that I carry with me all the time.

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                        (15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great lens

                        By 

                        from Hampton,VA

                        Pros

                        • Fast auto-focus
                        • Superior build quality
                        • Super-sharp images

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

                            This is a great affordable L series lens. It is wide enough for a full frame or crop body. It is built like a tank and a very reliable lense @ f/4. No need for 2.8 if you use a flash or light your subject correctly.

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                            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Good Investment

                            By 

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Fast auto-focus
                            • Superior build quality
                            • Super-sharp images

                            Cons

                            • I don't know

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon EF 17-40mm Ultra-Wide Zoom Camera Lens:

                              Very sharp images low price, great build quality, and super fast autofocus. definitely would recommend this to a friend.

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