Does the IS or the lack of IS matter that much for the Canon 17-40 L f4 USM

Started Sep 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
Gravi Senior Member • Posts: 1,535
consider the 17-55 f2.8 IS !

It is the best "standard zoom" for APS-C sensor bodies. A bit more expensive, but a keeper for sure!

truknayr23 wrote:

I have been putting off my purchase of the cheapest Canon L lens for so long. i have been wanting to get the 17-40mm L f4 canon for my 550D. but a lot of my friends tell me that the 15-85mm is the better buy... since it has a longer reach and has IS...

For me the reach disadvantage does not put me off because i have been a kit lens user for a year now. and i have been very comfortable with it. so i guess from 55mm to 40 ain't gonna be that bad.

So here is my dilemma... the 17-40mm having NO IS... does it really matter?

To the people who have owned this lens please share your good and bad experiences with this lens... please! Thanks!

P.S i know there are so many reviews of this lens going around... but it i would like to ask the opinions and experiences of the people on this part of the cyber world. Cheers!

ryan d.
Great photographs are produced by great photographers... not by great cameras!

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