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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

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Review Date: Nov 10, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,649.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Incredibly Sharp even wide open, beautiful contrast and color, gorgeous bokeh
Cons:
none.. well maybe weight, but who cares with this kind of quality.

This lens is Best Of Breed. Period. For me it has replaced all primes in its range. This is the best lens I've owned in 30 years of buying Canon, followed closely by the 24-70 2.8L. I would never have believed my two favorite lenses would end up being zooms.

The IS on this lens has to be experienced. I would never have believed the kind of shots I've gotten hand-held with this lens at 200mm. I've owned the lens since May, 2003, and love it more every time I use it.

Some of my best 70-200 2.8L IS images are at http://GaryCoombs.com/10D/New


 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Nov 10, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,170.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: razor sharp, excellent contrast, superb color, fast focus, pro build quality
Cons:
none

I've had my 24-70 2.8L since May 2003 and made several thousand images with it. In 30 years of using Canon, this is one of the best two lenses I've ever owned. The other being the 70-200 2.8L IS. I have had none of the lens hood problems mentioned by some. I find the lens nicely balanced and at 2 pounds I don't consider it heavy for a lens of this quality and build. My images rival any prime I've ever owned. In fact I no longer own or bother with primes. This is the lens that stays on my Canon 10D all the time.

You can see some of my best images with this lens at http://GaryCoombs.com/10D/New .