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17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« on: May 08, 2013, 02:44:45 PM »
So I have been looking at this lens and Blacks Canada said they no longer have any in stock and that it is marked as discontinued, I asked for the manager not accepting the kids on the phone the manager of tue square o,e store said the same thing he thought it was weird and said he would call Canon.

I got a voice mail back from him an hour later saying that the lens is discontinued by Canon Canada and they can no longer order it in.

wtf???

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17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« on: May 08, 2013, 02:44:45 PM »

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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 02:51:29 PM »
I seriously doubt it.  It's one of Canon's best selling lenses. 
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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 02:52:59 PM »
Well that's pretty lame for you if you wanted to buy it!
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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 03:19:31 PM »
Very strange
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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 03:27:38 PM »
And I do, as a can't afford the 16-35.... I think I have one though

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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 03:53:43 PM »
I find that hard to believe.  This lens is a cash cow for Canon.  One of the most popular 'L' series lenses.

Here you go.  This is where you should buy it.  In stock, on sale and free shipping.....

http://www.adencamera.com/product-overviewer.asp?ProdID=121&Category=7

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 03:57:02 PM »
I also doubt it, but if true there will need to be a replacement. Image Stabilized perhaps?

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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 04:42:48 PM »
Still on the Canon USA website
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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 04:51:09 PM »
Maybe I got a bad copy, or I had higher expectations coming from medium format primes, but I just don't think it's all that special.  It's a nice range, but I've got a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 for crop bodies that's easily it's equal or better from an image standpoint.  Now you do have to factor in the "L features" like internal focusing and very smooth/quiet operation and maybe that makes up the price difference.  Not bad at f/8 and 11 and falls off quickly on either side.

I still feel it's overhyped by people who are comparing it to kit lenses.

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »
I actually sold mine when I got a good copy of the IS 18-55, was using it less and less.  Great solid lens, nice speedy focus.  Looks great on camera.  Wasn't blown away by images.  When I committed to cropped sensor fully (swithered before buying my 7D, the 5D2 didn't have a PAL mode at the time) I decided to shell up for a f2.8 zoom instead.


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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 12:55:37 PM »
I doubt it and sure hope not. It's on my radar for my next lens in the future.
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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 04:58:19 PM »
I recently added this lens to my kit - got a good price from my Canon dealer. There seem to be plenty of stock around over here atleast.

If its discontinued, it's replacement is likely to be a lot more expensive imho  :(
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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 05:20:18 AM »
I find that hard to believe.  This lens is a cash cow for Canon.  One of the most popular 'L' series lenses.
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 05:20:18 AM »

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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 07:56:19 AM »
Maybe I got a bad copy, or I had higher expectations coming from medium format primes, but I just don't think it's all that special.

It's special when you use a L lens outdoors in bad conditions and it still goes on shooting when other non-sealed lenses fail and need an expensive repair. Imho the iq is ok when stopped down, peaking @f8 - and considering the price I can live with that.

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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 08:35:32 AM »
i had nothing against it.

i would love to see a 17-40mm II with better optical performance.
the borders on the curent version suck, to be honest.

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Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 08:35:32 AM »