Canon 17-55 impressions (vs 17-40)

Started Jun 17, 2006 | Discussions thread
OP Tomm Regular Member • Posts: 285
sample photos here

I just posted some of the test photos I took here:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/1572246

They're resized and slightly sharpened, which shouldn't be an issue for these samples. The first few show the various flare problems I saw. Then I have a series what show the upper corner and edge light falloff at various apertures, plus equivalent 17-40 shots for comparison. I also included shots that show the closest focus (macro magnification) and bokeh. The captions contain more detail on the exposure and what to look for. I'm not claiming these are super-scientific, but perhaps these will help illustrate why I'm concerned about the flare and falloff. To be fair, when the 17-55 is hitting on all cylinders, it's a pretty incredible lens, so I included photo #4 to show why I may still end up buying it.

Enjoy!

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