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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

85II
Review Date: Jan 5, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,590.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp at all apertures, color, bokeh... pretty much anything IQ related.
Cons:
Makes other lenses feel inadequate. AF is "delibrate" but not nearly as bad as I expected... Haven't made it hunt yet. More than adequate for candids.

Yes, it really is that good.

 
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

16-35II
Review Date: Oct 16, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,600.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Superb image quality, sharp to the corners, well built
Cons:
Minor barrel distortion, 82mm filter

I never thought I'd enjoy a zoom this much.

The center sharpness is perhaps a hint off the best L primes (135L), but its still quite crisp, even wide open. Stopped down, the center sharpness holds steady but the edges come up to a really nice, even resolution across the full-frame.

Superb wide angle for a full frame cam.


 
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

ef135mmf_2l_1_
Review Date: May 28, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $725.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharpness, Bokeh, Colors, Fast AF, Build Quality, Does well on a 1.4TC
Cons:
Makes my other lenses feel bad about themselves.

I traded my 70-200 F/4 zoom for this and a 1.4TC, and I can't say enough good things about this bad boy. Its really just an amazing, amazing piece of glass. My favorite photos consistently come from this lens. The AF speed is out of this world as well, so I get shots I would've missed on something slower. @189 f/2.8, this lens is at LEAST as sharp as my 70-200 zoom was.

 
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

ef_100_28_1_
Review Date: Apr 10, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $450.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp! Great color, solid feel, doubles as tele-prime. 1:1
Cons:
Minor shift in focal length when focusing due to IF... not a big deal, but be aware of it.

My favorite lens. This baby is sharp! It feels solid and the IQ is impeccable. I've had no problems with AF speed when using the range limiter. Superb!