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Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

21mm
Review Date: Dec 22, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Only had this lens for a short while. Build quality superb, balances well on a 5DII, focus easy with viewfinder confirmation. Very sharp with rich colours.
Cons:
None so far.



 
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

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Review Date: Feb 6, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Light for focal length, sharp, handy built in hood
Cons:

I bought this lens for a series of adventure cruise holidays to the high Arctic and the Scottish Islands. I have also used it for seascapes and sea bird shots along the English coast. It was a 'toss up' between this lens and the 100-400 L, this just won. I have achieved good results with this lens (and it does work with the 1.4X converter.) I managed to hand hold it in a zodiac to get good shots of polar bears.

 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Jan 29, 2011 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: Sharp, well built, produces good images with rich colour
Cons:
Heavy

I reviewed this product several years ago while still using film. I am equally impressed now I use it on a 5DII. It is my most used lens and has never let me down. Produces sharp images with good contrast. I do not worry about lack of IS on this lens. The hood is large but a benefit is that it protects the lens from knocks.

 
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Review Date: Jan 29, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Produces great images
Cons:

I have owned the 5DII for almost 2 years now and have been very satisfied with the results. In fact on a recent landscape photographers workshop I attended all participents owned this model.

I have used it for landscape and travel photography here in England and also in the Alps, Scottish Highlands and in the High Arctic. Images are great with fine detail and rich colour. Exposure is good. I have not used it where fast focus is vital but focus could keep up with a running polar bear.


 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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Review Date: Jan 29, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very sharp, Super image stabalization, excellent build quality
Cons:
Heavy!

Bought mine in October ahead of a holiday in the Highlands of Scotland.

A heavy lens but I did find I could carry it, attached to a 5D II
over several miles of rugged terrain. Impressions are; very sharp with rich colour and great contrast. It is better than the 70-200 f4L it replaced. Found I could hand hold it at very slow speeds to capture landscapes in low light/rain and shots taken of wild deer are very sharp indeed even the ones taken at full apature. So far very satisfied.


 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Jun 9, 2005 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: A great lens 100 times better than my previous mid range 28-105 Canon zoom. Razor sharp, great colour and contrast lends a 3D effect to slides.
Cons:
None so far

I read many reviws of this lens, most good but some bad. I was rather unhappy with my previous travel lens, the Canon 28-105. Bought the 24-70L before a weeks holiday in Switzerland. A good move, 6 rolls of slide film all good. This lens is far better than the 28-105. Slides are very sharp with a 3D aspect. Colour is very rich with a good contrast. Rivals my Contax with the f1.7 50mm prime and is equal,if not much better, than my 70-200 f4L. Yes the lens is heavy but goes well on my EOS3. The hood is large but is easy to fit. I would recomend tnis lens highly.

 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Jun 8, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great colurs and an almost 3D look using slide film. Sharp as a tack. A vast improvement on my previous 28-105 Canon zoom. It is heavy but does go well on an EOS3. Hood is large but both effective and easy to fit. I am really pleased with this lens.
Cons:
None so far.

Having read many reviews, most good but some bad. I bought this lens before going on holiday to Switzerland. This was the only lens I took. The results from the 6 rolls of slide film I took are great, even better than I hoped for. My previous travel lens was the mid quality Canon 28-105. The 24-70 L lens is a vast improvement. Much better sharpness, colour and contrast. This has brought my slides alive and rivals results on my Contax using the 50mm f1.7 prime. I would recomend this lens to all. As good as, or even better than, my copy of the 70-200 f4 L.