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Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di Zoom AF

Review Date: Jul 13, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $369.95 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Price, 2.8, hood supplied
not wide enough - should be a 24-75

I got this lens on a whim - was about to order something else, & had tried out a friend's copy & it did very good. I like this lens a lot, but it cannot replace my 28-135 because it doesn't have IS & at my age, I Need IS! I would like to see this lens re-designed to a 24-75mm 2.8! I swap it back & forth between my 30D & my EOS-3.
A good lens for shooting concerts, but I am thinking the Canon 85mm 1.8 will do better. We'll see . . .

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Review Date: Feb 24, 2006 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated


Update: I sold this lens as I wound up with the 17-40MM 4.0L & that lens is one sweet baby. The contrast of the 17-40L is superb! I had to let this 20-35 go so I could get enough funds(sold my 645 system as well) to purchase the New Canon 30D(on order).

Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Review Date: Jan 11, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Very lightweight - Great on Film cameras
If lens hood is NOT on correctly, it will vignette, but you will see it in the viewfinder

I recently switched from the FD system to the EOS starting with the EOS-3, 50mm 1.8 & a 28-135 IS, which is still my #1 lens! I later added the 75-300mm IS & traded some of my FD equipment for the 20-35. Then came the Elan 7 & now the 300D/Digital Rebel.
This lens normally stays on my EOS-3 & I Love it! I use it sometimes on my 300D, but I should use a tripod more with it, as with age I am not a steady as I used to be. If I get a 17-40mm I WILL keep this lens. Super for shooting scenics on slides. Yes, I do still shoot film.