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Canon 17-40mm f/4L

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The Canon 17-40 is a stop slower than the Canon 16-35, but otherwise there’s very little difference between them. Some reviewers have found the 17-40 is actually sharper at the wide end and it may be less prone to lens flare. It’s an excellent quality wide angle lens at a very reasonable price.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Like the Canon 70-200 f/4, this is a less expensive “L” quality lens that has very good image quality. I prefer it to the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 for landscape and outdoor wide angle shots. It’s every bit as sharp, perhaps sharper, and more flare resistant. Plus it takes more reasonably priced 77mm filters. If you don’t need f/2.8, this is the wide angle lens of choice for full frame cameras in my opinion.

On a crop frame camera, the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS offers image quality nearly as good with added image stabilization. It’s a bit more “fragile” than the 17-40, though.
March, 2013

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f4-22
Length
3.8”
Diameter
3.3”
Weight
1.1 lb (without tripod collar)
Hood
EW-83E
Minimum Focusing Distance
.9 feet
Maximum Magnification
0.25x
Angle of view: (full frame)
104 to 57 degrees
Zoom method
Internal
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal, USM motor
Aperture Blades
7, circular
Groups/Elements
9/12
Low Dispersion Elements
1
Fluorite Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
3
Weather Resistant
Yes
Flare resistance
Little to no ghosting, minimal loss of contrast
System
Canon EF
Compatibility
Crop, Full frame
Autofocus
Yes
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Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $29.00 $35.00 $11.67
4 days $7.00 $32.00 $39.00 $9.75
7 days $9.00 $42.00 $51.00 $7.29
10 days $12.00 $57.00 $69.00 $6.90
14 days $16.00 $74.00 $90.00 $6.43
21 days $21.00 $99.00 $120.00 $5.71
30 days $27.00 $124.00 $151.00 $5.03
45 days $35.00 $162.00 $197.00 $4.38
60 days $41.00 $189.00 $230.00 $3.83
90 days $52.00 $244.00 $296.00 $3.29
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $4.00 $29.00 $33.00 $11.00
4 days $5.00 $32.00 $37.00 $9.25
7 days $6.00 $42.00 $48.00 $6.86
10 days $8.00 $57.00 $65.00 $6.50
14 days $11.00 $74.00 $85.00 $6.07
21 days $14.00 $99.00 $113.00 $5.38
30 days $18.00 $124.00 $142.00 $4.73
45 days $23.00 $162.00 $185.00 $4.11
60 days $27.00 $189.00 $216.00 $3.60
90 days $35.00 $244.00 $279.00 $3.10
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $29.00 $9.67
4 days $32.00 $8.00
7 days $42.00 $6.00
10 days $57.00 $5.70
14 days $74.00 $5.29
21 days $99.00 $4.71
30 days $124.00 $4.13
45 days $162.00 $3.60
60 days $189.00 $3.15
90 days $244.00 $2.71

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