Canon 17-55 impressions (vs 17-40)

Started Jun 17, 2006 | Discussions thread
brianric Veteran Member • Posts: 8,958
Re: sample photos here

Are you using a hood on the 17-55/2.8 IS?

Tomm wrote:

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

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.


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