NEED FAST GUIDANCE ON CANON 17-40L PURCHASE

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  1. sinjans

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    I am in a pickle here. I currently have the equipment listed below. I have the chance to trade in my 18-200 with some cash on a 17-40L series. I have been getting better at this and realize that my 18-200 is not sharp enough. Does the 17-40L give a sharp enough image? Does anyone have any complaints? I HAD a plan to go 10-22, 50 f1.4, 24-70L and 70-200L, but my funds are low. I want to start making some money on portraits soon and was planning to use the 17-40 for that until i eventually get the 50 1.4 and 70-200. But TODAY i have to make a decision as this trade wont last long. I am getting $400 for the lens and hood. So confused and unsure i am wonddering besides the loss of DOF with the f4.0 what does everyone think of this lens?

    I may miss the zoom of the 18-200 but to start making money at this i need to trade that off for a while. Is 40mm on a crop 50D not tight enough for portraits?

    PLEASE GIVE ANY OPINIONS ON THIS AS ALL WILL BE CONSIDERED. THANKS:thumbup:
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great lens, no worries. The only issue is that it's limited to F4 as a max aperture.
     
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    The 17-40 is wicked sharp. You can take portraits with it but I wouldn't call it a great portrait lens.
     
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    tHANKS GUYS

    Anything else? Cheers
     
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    sinjans TPF Noob!

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    Well... I am not in need of any more advice on this one as the trade is complete and i am now the PROUD owner of a new 17-40L baby. Thanks fellas
     
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    sinjans TPF Noob!

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    Im pretty excited so here is the first test shot. I was amazed at the sharpness difference between these two lenses. I dont miss the 18-200 one bit so far. cheers
     

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    Congrats :)
     
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    Congrats, and nice shot of the pooch!
     

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