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Have you ever used a 17-40? Doesnt seem like it. I own one and love it. At 17 on a 7d, its PLENTY wide for follow cams on glidecams, but at 40 its a nice normal focal length. Love this lens and I'd highly recommend it. If you specifically want an UWA, the tokina is the way to go, but if you want something more versatile, go for the 17-40 or Tamron 17-50 2.8
Yes it is, but it will only be weather sealed if your camera body is. Luckily the 7D is. Ive filmed biking in the pouring rain with my 7D and 17-40 and it got completely soaked, and it was perfectly fine. As long as it is not submerged in water, it is fine.
I own both the 17-40 and the 11-16. I enjoy the 11-16 for follows so much more. Both are great lenses but like the posts above said, 17mm is wide, but not that wide. the 11-16 is a true UWA on a crop sensor but with the 17-40 you get a bit more focal length.
17-40 has better contrast then the tam 17-50, but the 2.8 is handy, especially with the 7d's sub par iso noise.
if you need the speed, get the tam. if you ever might be upgrading to FF, or just want a better built lens, i highly recommend the 17-40 if you can get over the soft corners(not really that big a deal, and how soft they are fluctuates from lens to lens)
Nah. It was more how you said "shooting stars" it really wasn't that funny. IMO, crop or 1.3 crop for sports is necessary just cus the 5dmkII can focus very fast. But for portraits full frame is that much better.
About that lens. Its not going to be an L lens, its plastic, no weather sealing, and its aperature varies, but 15-85 is pretty darn good range for a crop sensor.
I'm a telephoto guy myself. If I were back in Alaska for the winter, I would be using a GH2 just for the 2x crop so I could snipe lines. Telephoto on FF must be frustrating; 70-200 on 1.6x crop still feels way too short.