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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Review Date: Sep 26, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very sharp, superb contrast and colours, Great FF portrait length, fast focusing, incredible value for money

A simply outstanding piece of glass, certainly one of Canon's very best portrait lenses. I use it for weddings and it's my main lens for bride and groom shots. The bokeh is superb and there is a quality to the colours and contrast which must be seen to be believed.

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS

Review Date: Aug 16, 2008 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 6 

Pros: Good value considering focal length and OS. Sharp up to about 300mm. Built like a tank.
Softness beyond 300mm, slightly over saturated colours, highlight detail not great.

I really wanted to like this lens. On paper it looks great but unfortunately in my opinion the IQ is not good enough for a lens costing almost 700. The copy I have shows good sharpness up to about 300mm but beyond that it's too soft for my liking, which is a pity, because the whole point of this lens is the lure of 300-500mm.

In comparison to my other lenses (Canon 24-70L, 70-200L) colour reproduction is also slightly off the mark, with reds and greens in particular looking slightly oversaturated.

Mine is going back to the shop to be replaced by a Canon 100-400 L. It's 300 more expensive but the results more than make up for it.

Hopefully Sigma will one day make a telephoto zoom good enough for me to spend my money somewhere other than my local Canon dealer.