Canon 16-35 or 17-40
Posted 12 March 2006 - 08:00 AM
I can see one is twice the price of the other. But, this is obvioucly a long time lens to add to the stable.
Posted 12 March 2006 - 03:55 PM
I'm keeping the 16-35, though. It will get used again when I upgrade to a Canon full-frame DSLR at some point.
Posted 12 March 2006 - 04:03 PM
So it sounds like I could be very happy with the 17-40 for half the price...
Posted 12 March 2006 - 07:23 PM
If you must go with a Canon L, I'd go for the 17-40. It has fewer issues with FF.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 06:03 AM
HOWEVER, I would strong consider INSTEAD the EF 10-22 (which is -- on the 20D -- roughly the same view as the 16-35 and 17-40 on a FF camera). Unless you're "on the verge" of switching to FF, the 10-22 gives you true wide angle, and is a wonderful lens. Either of the other lenses will only give you medium range (like your kit lens), and really won't add that much to your arsenal (other than better glass). OTOH, the 10-22 is a whole other ballgame, and greatly expands your shooting options. I'm confident that you'll love it if you go that route.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 06:59 AM
Posted 13 March 2006 - 10:52 AM
Posted 13 March 2006 - 11:33 AM
For a 20D, you need the 10-22. Forget about the future drawbacks of the EF-S lenses. In a few years, our housings and bodies will be relics, too, and they cost a lot more than the 10-22. You'll love this lens on the 20D. Also, it's way cheaper than upgrading now to a 5D, new housing and a 16-35.
Well if you are going that route I would suggest also considering the Sigma 10-20mm which is way cheaper than the 10-22mm EF-S Canon. The lenses are very similar in specs and several reviews show hardly any advantage of one over the other. It is my favourite WA lens for the 20D. You need the exact same dome port, extension ring and diopter as you would use for the Canon 10-22mm EF-S and your housing.