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Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

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Review Date: Mar 22, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Everything you can dream off..
Cons:
Weight... and with macro photography.. the weight makes the difference.

Nothing compares.. period.. however, value for money, my old EF100mm f2.8 USM is better value.. the only differences are:

1) Compressed perspective more pronounced
2) Sharpness better but not by the difference in price
3) Weight is horrendous - imagine trying to sync yourself to a moving object with over 1.5kg in lens and camera weight (let alone being coupled with a flash)

Its one hell of a sharp constrasty lens...


 
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Mar 22, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Wiiiiiiide! Shaaarrp! f2.8! Relatively light.
Cons:
Hmmm.. yet to find one..

You get what you paid for. I recently sold my 20-35 f2.8L which IMO was already a very good sharp lens with excellent build quality.. unfortunately, this lens lost its ability to switch from manual to auto (due to cracked switch) and since I am a wedding photographer, autofocus is not something I cannot do without. Now, the 16-35 replaces my WA focal length. So far, this lense has matched and exceeded expections. On my 1dmk2, ~20mm-46mm equivalent, perfect for my weddings.. from wide to 'normal' perspective.. and on my 1N.. hehehe.. simply wiiiiiiide...

However, I would not recommend this lense to an enthusiast.. value for money is not there. This lense makes money for me as a professional, hence, justifies its purchase but i simply cannot see myself as an enthusiast purchasing this lens.. just no way to recoup the investment.

my 2 cts.