Canon 17-55 impressions (vs 17-40)

Started Jun 17, 2006 | Discussions thread
jgb Veteran Member • Posts: 7,505
Re: Canon 17-55 impressions (vs 17-40)

Well, certainly the 17-40 f4 would not be an ideal lens for "flash free" photography. I own both of these lenses and can tell you that the 17-55 is useable in more situations than the 17-40, and it's also a bit sharper as well. The comments about flare are also true, the 17-55 is probably the worst lens I own regarding flare (I own 14 lenses). The 17-40 is virtually flare-free.

Jack Wilson wrote:

This thread is causing me grief :^)

I am using a 20D and trying to decide between a 17-55 IS and 17-40L
and I do shoot some weddings where I am in a flash restricted
church, which the 17-55 would seem ideally suited for.....

and I am torn between the 2 ....


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