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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Jan 30, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $550.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Excellent quality lens - very sharp - great contrast - great resistance to flare. Weather sealed.
none for me

I got a great deal on a used one. The lens is just magnicifent. I have always been wary of the quality of zoom lenses until I bought this one. The L series lenses are definitly a class above. My copy is very sharp.

The range is perfect for landscape photography though I've been using it for ebay - larger item product photography as well.

17mm on a 35mm or full frame is absolutly awesome. Of course it has distortion, but not nearly as bad as I would have thought.

Excellent lens, I will keep as a permanent resident in my bag!

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: Jan 2, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $360.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very sharp. Accurate AF. Price is great. Good Bokeh.
Seperate Hood. Build quality could be a little better.

Excellent portrait lens on 35mm or full frame - a little long indoors for 1.6x crop digital. Wish it could focus a little closer.
It's a nice heavy hunk of glass for it's size.

I have the same lens in FD mount and the EF is just as sharp if not sharper. It has better color rendition and much better coatings than the FD.

Great lens! Great value for the money.