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Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM

Review Date: Mar 22, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Only real wide angle zoom for 10D
Could be faster

There is no alternative by anyone for this lens.
Performance is good for a lens this wide. Flare and CA are not that much of a problem, if stopped down for landscape pics.
The lens has very low distorsion, can easily be corrected with Panotools or the like. Look and feel are excellent, comparabel to Canon L lenses.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Review Date: May 5, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $500.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: Good optics
Build quality, IS not so good with monopod

I bought this lens 3 weeks ago. I'm quite happy with it, it is sharp, has good contrast and color.
I compared it with a used one that was 15(?) month old, the used one was not nearly as good.
So it seems to me that Canon has made some "silent update" inbetween.
I hope Bill Gates has not bought any Canon stock.. Wink