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Offline Sandy Dune

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Current EF lenses not yet tested
« on: July 19, 2013, 04:10:28 pm »
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I can find many photographs in magazines and manuals taken with the 17-40 f4L, but despite statements that this lens would be tested in April, May, June, and now July, the test results have yet to be published. Any hope?

Also, the EF 400L f5.6 is spoken with affection by birders as perfect for flight shots.

The EF 70- 200 f4L (non IS) lens may not be weather sealed, but is the least expensive way for enthusiasts to acquire a Canon telephoto in this range.

These lenses are on sale at most camera stores and are logical choices for new purchases of equipment working on a budget. Some objective guidance from you as to their quality would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Offline johnctharp

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Re: Current EF lenses not yet tested
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 05:10:58 pm »
That, and the old Canon 70-300/3.5-5.6 IS USM non-L. Canon desperately needs to update this lens, but it still manages to score higher (and particularly sharper throughout the zoom range) than the new Tamron that they list quite high in the 'Super-zoom' chart.

People ask about these all the time- the Canon, particularly, can be bought use/refurbished for less than the Tamron goes for, and is a lighter, faster focusing lens, making it a better travel lens.

Offline Emilie_DxOMark

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Re: Current EF lenses not yet tested
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 11:35:27 am »

Thanks for your interest in DxOMark.

We are sorry for the delay on these lenses, we know some of you are waiting for the results. But as they are old lenses this is not one of the first priority.
We will try to do our best to provide you the results in beginning of fall because the schedule if full until early September  :)

Many thanks for your recommendation.

Best regards,

The DxOMark team