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

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

Pros: Very little vigneting, sharpness, colors, contrast. Good construction, cheap.
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

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

Pros: Fast, minimal vignetting, sharp, very good at night.
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.