Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2003.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle zoom lenses, a wide angle lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 17-40 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.

The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 17 mm or at 40 mm the aperture value can be f/4.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "EW-83E".

Prices and awards

TIPA

TIPA Awards 2003: Professional Lens

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
  • Works on all sensor types
  • A lens hood is included
  • The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
  • The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2003: Professional Lens

Specification

Product Name:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2003
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4
Focal Range: 17-40 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 17-40 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 22-52 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 27-64 mm on Canon APS-C
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Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 12 elements / 9 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 28 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood: EW-83E (included)
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length): 83 x 96 mm
Weight: 500 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD) 839 USD
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Product Page (Canon):

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Reviews

fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
bhphotovideo.com (reviews by users)
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ephotozine.com
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fredmiranda.com
juzaphoto.com
slrlensreview.com
sportsshooter.com
the-digital-picture.com
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Product name Release date Type Sensor Focal Length ? Total weight
Canon EOS 1000D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1002 gr
Canon EOS 100D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 907 gr
Canon EOS 10D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1375 gr
Canon EOS 1100D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 995 gr
Canon EOS 1200D 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 980 gr
Canon EOS 1300D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 985 gr
Canon EOS 1D 2001 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 22-52 mm 2085 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 2004 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 22-52 mm 2065 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 2007 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 22-52 mm 1655 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn 2005 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 22-52 mm 2065 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 2009 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 22-52 mm 1730 gr
Canon EOS 1D X 2011 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1840 gr
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 2030 gr
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1940 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds 2002 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 2085 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 2004 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 2065 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 2007 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1885 gr
Canon EOS 2000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 975 gr
Canon EOS 200D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 953 gr
Canon EOS 20D 2004 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1270 gr
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1270 gr
Canon EOS 20Da 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1270 gr
Canon EOS 250D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 949 gr
Canon EOS 300D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1145 gr
Canon EOS 30D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1284 gr
Canon EOS 350D 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1040 gr
Canon EOS 4000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 936 gr
Canon EOS 400D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1056 gr
Canon EOS 40D 2007 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1322 gr
Canon EOS 450D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1024 gr
Canon EOS 500D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS 50D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1322 gr
Canon EOS 550D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1010 gr
Canon EOS 5D 2005 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1395 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2008 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1350 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2012 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1450 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1390 gr
Canon EOS 5DS 2015 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1430 gr
Canon EOS 5DS R 2015 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1430 gr
Canon EOS 600D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1070 gr
Canon EOS 60D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1255 gr
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1255 gr
Canon EOS 60Da 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1255 gr
Canon EOS 650D 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1075 gr
Canon EOS 6D 2012 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1270 gr
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 2017 DSLR Full frame 17-40 mm 1265 gr
Canon EOS 700D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1080 gr
Canon EOS 70D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1255 gr
Canon EOS 750D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1055 gr
Canon EOS 760D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1065 gr
Canon EOS 77D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1040 gr
Canon EOS 7D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1360 gr
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1410 gr
Canon EOS 8000D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1065 gr
Canon EOS 800D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1032 gr
Canon EOS 80D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1230 gr
Canon EOS 850D 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1015 gr
Canon EOS 9000D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1040 gr
Canon EOS 90D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1201 gr
Canon EOS D30 2000 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1355 gr
Canon EOS D60 2002 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1355 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1145 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1040 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1056 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 890 gr
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 887 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 949 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1015 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1024 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1010 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1075 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 980 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1055 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 953 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1032 gr
Canon EOS M 2012 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 798 gr
Canon EOS M10 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 801 gr
Canon EOS M100 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 802 gr
Canon EOS M200 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 799 gr
Canon EOS M3 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 866 gr
Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 927 gr
Canon EOS M50 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 890 gr
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 887 gr
Canon EOS M6 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 890 gr
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 908 gr
Canon EOS R 2018 Mirrorless Full frame 17-40 mm 1160 gr
Canon EOS R3 2021 Mirrorless Full frame 17-40 mm 1515 gr
Canon EOS R5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame 17-40 mm 1238 gr
Canon EOS R6 2020 Mirrorless Full frame 17-40 mm 1180 gr
Canon EOS Ra 2018 Mirrorless Full frame 17-40 mm 1160 gr
Canon EOS Rebel 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1145 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 907 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 953 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 949 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1010 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 995 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1070 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1075 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 980 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1080 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 985 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1055 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1065 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 975 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1032 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1015 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1002 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1024 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1040 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 27-64 mm 1056 gr
Canon EOS RP 2019 Mirrorless Full frame 17-40 mm 985 gr
Nikon D1 1999 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D100 2002 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D1H 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D1X 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D200 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D2H 2003 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D2Hs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D2X 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D2Xs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3 2007 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D300 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D300s 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3100 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3300 2014 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3400 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3500 2018 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3s 2009 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D3x 2008 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D4 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D40 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D40x 2007 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D4s 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D5 2016 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D50 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D500 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5100 2011 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5300 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5500 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5600 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D6 2020 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D60 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D600 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D610 2013 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D70 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D700 2008 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7000 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D70s 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D7100 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D750 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7500 2017 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D780 2020 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D80 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D800 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D800e 2012 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D810 2014 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D810A 2015 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D850 2017 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D90 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon Df 2013 DSLR Full frame
Nikon Z fc 2021 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z50 2019 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z6 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Alternatives to Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II
Canon EF 17-35mm f/2,8 L USM
Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3,5-4,5 DG

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