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Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: Feb 15, 2010 Recommend? no | Price paid: $500.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: Fast focusing
Horrible bokeh, lack of sharpness at f/1.8, does not focus properly at infinity, does not focus properly on landscapes even when stopped down to f/5.6

This is one of the worst lenses I've ever used. I may have had a bad copy, but it constantly missed focus. It wasn't sharp, the color rendition was horrible, and the bokeh makes me have a headache. Do not buy this lens.

Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF

Review Date: May 14, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $336.98 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Build, AF speed, sharp at 24-40mm f/2.8
Not usable at 70 f/2.8

This lens is really great for a general purpose, walk around lens. However, at 70mm, f/2.8 is very bad on close subjects where a lot of detail is wanted. F/4.0, however, and even 3.5 is a different story.
Fast AF, good color (warmish) and good build quality make this a great lens for the price. I just wish I had the money for the L...