EF 17-40MM F/4L USM

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Ultra-wide or standard zoom

The EF 17-40mm f/4L USM acts as an ultra-wide angle zoom on film or full-frame digital EOS cameras. On DSLRs equipped with APS-C sized sensors it acts as a standard zoom, giving an angle of view equivalent to a 28-70mm lens on a full-frame camera.

The EF 17-40mm f/4L USM is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens that offers excellent image quality and a constant maximum aperture. Its compact, lightweight body makes it an ideal travelling companion.

  • Superb optical performance throughout the zoom range
  • Fast autofocus speed
  • Highly resistant to dust and moisture
  • 28cm minimum focusing distance at all focal lengths

Close focusing - Minimum focusing distance is just 28cm throughout the entire zoom range.

Superior optical performance - The EF17-40mm f/4L USM has 12 lens elements arranged in nine groups. Super Spectra coating ensures excellent colour balance and minimises ghosting and flare. To provide superb image quality over the complete 17-40mm zoom range the lens uses three aspheric elements. Super UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass prevents chromatic aberrations.

Ultrasonic focusing - A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Non-rotating front element - the front of the lens does not rotate, which makes using specialised filters, such as polarisers and graduates, easier. A drop-in gelatine-filter holder can be found at the back of the lens.

Smooth background blur - a virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.

Weather resistant - Highly resistant to moisture and dust, the EF17-40mm f/4L USM is ideally suited for use in harsh environments. Environment friendly lead-free glass is used throughout its construction.

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As at 20/06/2018 qualifying cameras include:

  • EOS M6
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  • EOS 80D
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  • EOS 77D

Full Specification

  • Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) - 93° - 49°20', 70°30' - 34°, 104° - 57°30'
  • Lens construction (elements/groups) - 12/9
  • No. of diaphragm blades - 7
  • Minimum aperture - 22
  • Closest focusing distance (m) - 0.28
  • Maximum magnification (x) - 0.24 (at 35mm)
  • AF actuator - USM (Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in)
  • Filter diameter (mm) - 77
  • Max. diameter x length (mm) - 83.5 x 96.8
  • Weight (g) - 500

Compatible Accessories

  • Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II - 0.83 - 0.32
  • Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II1.02 - 0.70 (Only compatible at tele)
  • Lens Cap E-77U / E-77II
  • Lens hoodEW-83E
  • Soft caseLP1319
  • Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x IINot compatible

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