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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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Review Date: Jun 25, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $659.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: This is simple, everything!
Cons:
None, no i am not going to say that it does not zoom like others have complained about. ITS A PRIME!

I have just sold my 135MM after using this lens. My major disappointment with the 135MM F2 was the CA that that lens produces. I shot both lenses under identical situations and the 135 showed it's ugly CA while the 200MM F2.8 had none!
This by far has to be the best value lens that Canon produces.
As soon as you understand your focal range you will know were you have to be at every event. Trust me when i say this lens with never leave my bag.


 
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

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Review Date: Apr 27, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,129.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: all
Cons:
none

coachjohn if it is everything you described then why a rating of 9? It is reviews like this that make people think of them as worthless.

My review of this lens is simply outstanding if you know how to use a Macro lens. As ALL Macro lenses it does focus slow, but not hindering at all. How ever when put into 1.4 to infinity it can be used as a very nice tele as well and focus locks on fast and holds.
This lens used on my 1dsmkII and my 5D has produced some terriffic portrait shots as well.
I have the Sigma 150 Macro as well which is also another great lens for the money, if money is an objective then go for the Sigma 150 macro, if not get the Canon 180 macro. The big difference between these two lenses to me is color, the canon has much more true color and is sharper, but by a very small amount, and not noticable at all on prints up to A3.
By far the sharpest lens in my Canon lineup!

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM (2nd Sharpest)
EF 500mm f/4L IS USM