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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Review Date: Mar 25, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Superman-solid build, nice optics, weathersealing is a plus.

After some disappointment with the much less expensive Tamron 17-35mm zoom (soft & distorted edges, not as contrasty as I'd like, some CA), I bit the bullet and stepped up to Canon's latest 16-35 offering.

Is it perfect? No, but a heck of a lot better than the Tamron, and though certainly less bang-for-the-buck. I feel the image quality is worth the almost $1,000 premium, and looking back at the shots captured with the Tammy I wish I would have spent the extra money sooner.

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM

Review Date: Jan 16, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,200.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: GREAT color and contrast (like it more than my L lenses), built like a tank, works well with Sigma 1.4x TC.
Heavy, mounted on a 1D you're well over ten pounds of camera.

Can't beat it for the money, heck might not be able to beat it for twice the money. It's heavy and my arm cringes when I pull it out of the bag, but WOW the 120-300 captures some gorgeous images. Not much else to say...highly recommended.

Makes me want a Sigmonster.