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Nikon D750

Review Date: Dec 29, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,296.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Very good dynamic range, excellent landscape camera, good portraits although Nikon's colors curve take little getting used too (colors are overly red sometimes and often too realistic and high def). Well built and possesses a very strong body that is lighter than the competition. insane high ISO performance! feature rich.
None except the flare issue that arises in some D750s

I wrote a more in depth review with a lot of example photos. This re view might come in handy for someone who is a long time canon user but is just switching to Nikon. (that's who I was) All the buzz about this camera made me really curious and I'm happy that I made the switch.

Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X PRO FX SD

Review Date: Oct 1, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Well built lense, with a smooth zoom ring, excellent performance for the price and can give the Canon 17-40 f4 and 16-35 f4 and Nikon 17-36mm f4's a run for the money!
Plastic contruction, non-weatherproof body.

I absolutely loved this lens. It's an excellent price and will give the brand name lenses a run for the money. It's very sharp at f4 and is less prone to distortion vs the Canon 17-40 and 16-35.

I wrote a more in depth review on my review site here along with a ton of example photos of this great lens. Check it out!

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake

Review Date: Mar 4, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $150.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: light, sharp wide open at 2.8, quiet, fairly accurate colors
colors are a bit bland, no particularly special elements to correct for aberrations.

This is a fantastic little lens! It's not the fastest lens out there in this range (50mm f1.8, 1.4, 35mm f2) but it more than makes for it in size. Camera shake is kept to a minimal because this lens is so small, flat and light. I can easily get 1/10 of a second still shots with this lens at F2.8 and still get incredible results!

The only thing I don't really like is the colors being comparable to the 50mm f1.8ii. They are a bit bland and too neutral for my taste, it usually needs a bit of sprucing up in post.

For a more detailed review and lots of example photos, check out my review of it on my website Smile

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Review Date: Jan 27, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: suprisingly sharp starting at f2.8
soft from 1.4-2.0

very sharp!

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Review Date: Feb 10, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Colours are saturated and contrasty, very solid build, not as big as you'd think it'd be. Pretty sharp at F2.8, very sharp from F4 and beyond.
None that I can think of right now!

Like many people, I read through countless reviews and studied pages and pages of pictures tagged with Canon 24-70mm on Flickr, Smugmug etc before buying due to mixed reviews. But I bit the bullet and bought this beast to go with my 30D. I already had the 20mm f2.8, 28mm f1.8 and the 50mm f1.4, but i was tired of switching lenses at events, that and the 20mm F2.8 was crummy, but the other two were awesome lenses and I was afraid to part with them to finace the zoom but I'm glad I did.

Maybe I got a good copy?? But definately worthy of L quality, usually the widest aperature isn't quite usuable on most lenses (like my 20 f2,8 which was sharp starting at f6.3?!), but 2.8 on this lense is very sharp already, by 4 it's amazing. Focusing it super fast, Heavy but solid and balanced. Needs steadier hands to take shots, but that can be perfected with practice. Shots are contrasty and saturated, I love it!

It's not as sharp as my 50mm f1.4 was, but the colours are much nicer.