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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

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Review Date: Sep 15, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $115.00 | Rating: 3 

 
Pros: cheap
Cons:
very soft in the corners, not much sharper in the center.

Sometimes you get much more than you pay for, like with the 28mm 2.8 lens, but most of the time you get what I got here. This is really not a great lens. Save your $100 and put it toward something better.

 
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8

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Review Date: Sep 15, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: very sharp center wide open, light, small, great price
Cons:
corners lack some sharpness

Great little lens. They can be had very cheap used. Love this lens with a circular polarizer. Makes an oustanding walk around lens. Very few lenses are perfectly sharp wide open. This is one of them. I'm speaking of center sharpness, as the corners lack a bit. Oddly enough, this lens has decent bokeh as well when used wide open. For the price I paid, I'm VERY satisfied.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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Review Date: Jul 9, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $170.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: small, light, sharp, very nice bokeh
Cons:
no complaints

This lens has decent sharpness wide open. Once at 3.2 it is VERY sharp. Easy to use, small and fun. The cost of the new and used ones are real bargains. I don't think many folks know how sharp a lens this is, plus it a macro. I know it doesn't go down to 1:1, but for most macro uses, its certainly enough. The bokeh is better than I thought it would be, which is great for portraits. But mainly its just a great everyday walkaround lens.