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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Apr 22, 2008 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated

Pros: Very well built, weight and very cheap for an L.
Not very sharp, poor AF especially in low contrast areas and low light.

Hello, I use this for landscapes and the AF is very annoying in low light or low contrast areas, I have to keep switching it manual as it just can't AF, all my other lenses have been fine, not sure if I've got a lemon though.

Its also not very sharp, especially when compared to the 17-40mm, 10-22mm and 85mm F1.8, but I suppose you get what you pay for and at 300 it may serve a purpose for some, but not if you make money from your photogrpahy.

I'm very disappointed in this lens, especially after all the rave reviews it has.

I'm going to give the F4 IS version a try, as it can't be twice the price for no reason.




Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Review Date: Apr 22, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Very Sharp, no flare and very little distortion at 10mm, very good AF even in low light.
Colours and contrast not as good as the L's.

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Apr 22, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: This lens is superb, its very very sharp, with great colours, contrast and it makes the sky look 3D. Its better than the 10-20mm and 24-105mm and produces better colours and contrast than the excellent 85mm F1.8. Fantastic. Anthony www.hopesphotos.co.uk