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GuyF

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17-40mm and DPP
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:39:32 PM »
Just ordered my 5D mk3 plus 24-105mm and wanting either a 17-40mm or maybe the 16-35mm if my piggybank can stand it. I know the 17-40mm has more CA and distortion but wondered how well images can be cleaned up using the Lens Optimiser part of DPP - any comments?

Thanks for any opinions,

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17-40mm and DPP
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Re: 17-40mm and DPP
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 10:44:41 PM »
Just ordered my 5D mk3 plus 24-105mm and wanting either a 17-40mm or maybe the 16-35mm if my piggybank can stand it. I know the 17-40mm has more CA and distortion but wondered how well images can be cleaned up using the Lens Optimiser part of DPP - any comments?
Guy.

If you need to shoot wide open the 16-35 will be a far better option. I have a 17-40 and it's mushy at f/4. But a couple of clicks down it's a match for the 16-35II. I import my RAW files into Lightroom and check the LensCorrection option as a custom default to correct all images on Import into LR. This works fine. Others may comment on DPP's Lens Optimiser.

If you tend to shoot in the mid apertures, save $$ and weight with the highly regarded 17-40. BTW it takes 77mm filters which are the same size as your 24-105. 16-35 is 82mm.

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Re: 17-40mm and DPP
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 05:04:55 AM »
PWP,

Thanks for the info. I am leaning towards the 17-40mm partly as I have a 77mm B&W 10-stop ND filter that I used on my Tokina 11-16mm with a 40D. I guess the f2.8 of the 16-35mm won't be too much of an issue with the 5D mk3 - just crank up the ISO if there isn't enough light!

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Re: 17-40mm and DPP
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 05:21:46 AM »
PWP,
Thanks for the info. I am leaning towards the 17-40mm partly as I have a 77mm B&W 10-stop ND filter that I used on my Tokina 11-16mm with a 40D. I guess the f2.8 of the 16-35mm won't be too much of an issue with the 5D mk3 - just crank up the ISO if there isn't enough light!
Guy.
Good call. And if the 17-40 is not to your taste, you'll find it holds its value very well if you want to trade up to the 16-35 f/2.8. If you buy gray or pre-owned, it probably wouldn't drop a penny provided you don't knock it around. There are plenty of good 17-40 pre-owned lenses out there.

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Re: 17-40mm and DPP
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 12:15:15 PM »
Just ordered my 5D mk3 plus 24-105mm and wanting either a 17-40mm or maybe the 16-35mm if my piggybank can stand it. I know the 17-40mm has more CA and distortion but wondered how well images can be cleaned up using the Lens Optimiser part of DPP - any comments?

Thanks for any opinions,

Guy.

I tend to agree with the comments on here, depending on what you are shooting. For my money, it's outstanding from f/7.1 on down. I shoot mostly landscapes, so I rarely go wider than that with this lens.
In landscape photography, when you shoot is more important than where.

Gear: Canon 5DmkII, 17-40mm f/4 L, 50mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/4.

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Re: 17-40mm and DPP
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 12:49:36 PM »
I love my 16-35 II... I am fairly new to shooting WA so it is uncomfterble shooting with it but the IQ is amazing. I tend to shoot at 2.8 almost entirely (for weddings and such) so it was a no brainer for me. But the IQ (from reviews I have read) is comparable to the 17-40. The real question is what f. you are looking at shooting with.

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Re: 17-40mm and DPP
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 02:40:51 PM »
I love my 16-35 II... I am fairly new to shooting WA so it is uncomfterble shooting with it but the IQ is amazing. I tend to shoot at 2.8 almost entirely (for weddings and such) so it was a no brainer for me. But the IQ (from reviews I have read) is comparable to the 17-40. The real question is what f. you are looking at shooting with.

Kreutzer,

Whilst I really would like the 16-35 I think I might go for the 17-40 as f4 isn't too much of a problem for me. Plus I think I've looked at every picture on the net taken with the 17-40 and it appears to be pretty decent quality for the money - Canon are currently running a Cash Back offer so I'll take advantage of that.

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Re: 17-40mm and DPP
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 02:40:51 PM »