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Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

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Review Date: Aug 14, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $170.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very little vigneting, sharpness, colors, contrast. Good construction, cheap.
Cons:
Little softer at long end.

Very fast and precise focusing. Good all around performer. Very competitive price. Very good sharpness from 5.6 on. Reccomended.

 
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Aug 13, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $250.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fast, minimal vignetting, sharp, very good at night.
Cons:
CA on some occasions - but easily fixed in PS

I had 35/2 for a long time and it is a very good lens. Friend of mine was selling his 28/1.8 and i took a chance to compare the two. The results on 10d for these two samples showed 28 is a better lens:

- far more precise focusing
- much less light falloff (vignetting)
- better sharpness at same stops (corners also)

It's useful open, very sharp from 2.5 and extremely sharp from 2.8 on. I'd say 35 catches it from 3.5-4.0. It is a bit more expensive, still i think considering the build quality, it's worth it.

This is my main indoor lens and i highly recommend it as a standard lens for cropped cameras.