about | support
home
 


  Reviews by: Grant Oakes  

View profile View recent posts View reviews Visit Homepage Add Grant Oakes to your Buddy List
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

3029ef_50_18_1_
Review Date: Jun 24, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $79.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Tack sharp, good color and incredible Bokeh
Cons:
A bit slow on AF

When considering a low light lens for wedding work I thought this would be the best bang for the buck. I was not wrong! I considered the 50mm 1.4 but for more than an additional $200 I thought I go with the cheapie. I'm thinking of getting another for my wife also. This lens has got me all jazzed up about going to all primes instead of zooms because of the much better image quality.

 
Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM

l217_efs1755
Review Date: Jun 24, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: Great color
Cons:
Not as sharp wide open as I would expect froma Canon L zoom

I bought this lens to replace my Tamron 28-105 f2.8 and it isn't much better in sharpness wide open as I would expect from a pro lens. I did about 50 test shots in varing light conditions and shutter speeds from 1/8th to 1/125 and the IS works fine but on still objects (flowers in a bowl) at 1/30th and f2.8 I was a bit surprised to see that it didn't look much better than the Tamron. Given the fact this lens was nearly 1/2 again the price it is going back and I think I will bite the bullet and go with a stable of primes from 28mm to 200mm to get the image quality I need for shooting weddings.