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Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

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Review Date: May 29, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $165.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Internal focus is lightning quick. Relatively well built for a consumer zoom.
Cons:
Goes soft when zoomed. Rather slow max aperture. Zoom creeps a lot.

A better option than anything else in this price range. AF is stunningly fast. A great sports lens for the casual shooter. You really have to spend 2-3 times as much to find a better option in this focal range.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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Review Date: May 29, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $70.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Wonderfully sharp. Bokeh almost looks painted with saturated colors. Fast aperture for low light, very ligh...almost unnoticeable on my EOS 3.
Cons:
Very plasticky.

All plastic, but I have not found this to be a problem. I dropped mine onto asphalt from waist high and have not noticed any related problems.

I wish all my pictures taken with my 28-80mm kit lens when I was first learning had been taken with this lens instead.