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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Review Date: Sep 12, 2008 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 3 

Pros: Small, lightweight and takes front filters. FTM and the USM are nice features, too.
BARREL DISTORTION at 20mm. Don't buy it expecting to shoot things with straight lines in them.

I bought this lens to complement my 5D (full frame body). It works fine, but it has VERY noticeable barrel distortion at the 20mm end, where I would be using it most. It IS a wide angle zoom, after all.

If you are shooting buildings and/or interiors like I do, don't bother considering this lens.

I had a Sigma 12-24 (full frame) from my 10D/20D bodies (1.6X) and that lens gives me much better results at 20mm. Being able to put a polarizer on the front is nice, but not at the expense of barrel distortion.

For landscapes without buildings or other man-made objects, it might be just fine, but not for buildings.