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Canon EF 35mm f/2

Review Date: Sep 17, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $220.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Reliable & Fast AF Compact Love the angle of view on crop body
Noisy AF but doesn't really bother me at all.

I bought this after getting burned by 50mm 1.8 II 's unreliable AF. This lens locks on the spot where I focused 99% of the time.

Lens is tack sharp wide open and AF is surprisingly fast considering it doesn't have USM.

And Size..I love it. This is so compact, I usually mount 85mm 1.8 on my camera and carry this lens in my pocket.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: Sep 6, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $329.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp @ wide open, creamy bokeh, FAST AF
I hate the hood

This lens produces some amazing pictures.
It somehow makes my ugly friend look pretty/handsome.

Mine was sharp out of the box at all aperture even @ 1.8.

AF was fast and dead on.

CA wasn't noticeable in real life shooting unless you shoot a sheet of crumpled foils.

Only thing I don't like about this lens is its hood.
It won't fit tightly.
I can hold the hood and spin the lens freely.
Come on canon, even sigma makes better hood/fit.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Review Date: Apr 18, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $70.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Only $70, Very sharp images, Creamy bokeh
AF/MF switch

This was my 2nd lense after 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lense.
@50mm the image quality difference is HUGE.
This little lense is extemely sharp even @ 1.8.

It looks like a toy with its cheap plastic body but with hood added on, it looks quite nice.

Only thing I don't like about this lense is its AF/MF switch.
It is really hard to switch as it gets stuck and won't let me switch smoothly.

Other than that, it is a great lense for its price.
$70 is nothing compared to the satisfaction you get from this lense.