My wife recently got me 2 L-lenses that will help us provide quality photographs for our Studio 2716 clients. I chose these lenses because they are the cheapest, sharpest, lightest and toughest L lenses of Canon to date.
The things that I considered why I bought the Canon 17-40 F4L are:
- It is the cheapest ultra-wide angle lens in Canon's lens lineup.
- Although it doesn't have IS (Image Stabilization), I don't think that it will be a major factor on my photo-shoots.
- It is an easy walk-around lens. It is light yet it is weather sealed.
- I chose this over the Canon 10-22 because I plan to go full-frame (I hope my wife will not kill me, if she sees this...)
- It minimizes flare or most of the time shots reflected with no flare when shooting directly to a light or sunlight.
And the things I considered why I bought the Canon 70-200 F4L IS USM (Ultra-sonic Motor) are:
- It is a little expensive over the Canon 70-200 F4L USM and a little less expensive over the Canon 70-200 F2.8 USM. These two lenses doesn't have IS that I believe will be a major factor when shooting indoors with a telephoto.
- It is lighter than the Canon 70-200 F2.8L USM and Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS USM. Its light-weight features can greatly contribute when doing a photo-op on events (birthdays, christenings, and weddings).
- It has great image quality and sharper than the Canon 70-200 F2.8L USM.
- It is a cheap L lens for its class.
- Well built and weather sealed.
To all who are considering to buy their first L-lens, these two are really worth of your investment.