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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

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Review Date: Mar 24, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,119.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, f1.4, beautiful bokeh, relatively small (to other L's)
Cons:
Slower transition to sharpest qualities (relatively sharp by f2, and very very sharp by 5.6),I'm looking for something to nit pick here, but not finding anything.

This lens was bought with much much much trepidation. I've spent many an hour pixel-peeping and I can say that's for nothing. The lens is superb. I have directly compared it with my 35L and the two are very similar. Taking this on a trip to new york wass just the ticket to testing it out. The streets and buildings merit a UWA. That said, couldn't be happier with it as aprt of my WA kit:

35L, 24L, 14mm (Tamron!)

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

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Review Date: Feb 13, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,050.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Light! Fast Focus in appropriate light, IS really works wonders, the rear element is quite far from the base of the lens and won't get scratched easy
Cons:
F4, but then again, it's a zoom: you have to give up something to get something.

I recently put this lens through it's paces and can't tell the different in image quality to my primes. I'm happy.

 
Tamron 14MM F/2.8 Aspherical (IF) SP AF

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Review Date: Nov 29, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,099.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Small, light, great sharpness at this focal length
Cons:
noisy AF is it really. gold band ...?, not canon L series...but someone here's got the bug

Most lenses at this focal length leave something to be desired. This lens is not perfect but it definately stands on its own at this length. I'm very pleased with the images I have been able to create on my 5D.

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

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Review Date: Oct 24, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,128.83 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fast Focus, Slight Bokeh, Good For both close up and far away shots; took amazing pictures of a local band playing by a table-lamp. the 1.4 Really helps out here. My frist lens ever and it's really got me excited about photography again.
Cons:
Expensive. Makes me want to check out wider lenses for taking pictures of all these skyscrapers in Atlanta and I'm eyeing the 85 L for portraits. L series is addictive.

The 35mm 1.4L is truly a pleasure to own.

Pictures speak for themselves:

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