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Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM

Review Date: Dec 9, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: f2.8 could be use for low light. range is much better than L lens such as 17-40 and 16-35. Colour, contrast and IQ are almost as good as L lens... Image Stabilizer is really a plus on this lens...
Expansive, but in exchange for all you get, well not too bad.... Not protected from dust and water. Build quality is solid but not as well as he L lens... No hood... Can't be use in full frame body.

For the first time I chose the EFS, I never quite like the EFS lens, however this lens stuck me with the image, IS and its range.

Image quality is much sharper than my 17-40L, which I now sold.

The IS is useful and all the L do not have it, I could be worth it when use for travelling with less weigh on tripod.

Range is definitely a big plus... I could bring 17-55 and 70-200 f4IS, rather than to worry about the section in the middle such as 40-70, but now 55-70 and only small step to the front I could cover between 55-70.

Canon is now making more and more EFS lens to suit the crop 1.6x body and it is really great to know that these lenses are now build up to its standard with great image quality...

Canon EOS 40D

Review Date: Sep 20, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,299.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: 3" LCD. Live view. fast low light focus.
not as waterproof as first thought, however this is not an issue.

First thought of buying 30D. When this 40D were out it was so much review in the internet that I wanted to put my hand on one. At last I got one and it was definitely a big change to the 400D.

QC is a problem here, I got this unit with dust on the sensor. After I serviced it then all the dust were removed with no problem.

Autofocus is definitely a big plus on this unit.

Spot metering is also a great to have.

If you like all the Canon EOS series, this is definitely one to have...

It won't disappoint...

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Review Date: May 7, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $700.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Well priced... great colour and tone... beautiful bokeh... excellent portraits lens... sharp...

Best lens ever... nice colour and bokeh... reall love it... the first shot show a great quality picture...

This lens never to be miss... was a little sceptical about the review at first... But now it is proven correct... and this lens is definitely for keep along with 35 f1.4L

Definitely great buy of a century...

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Review Date: May 3, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Fast focus, 3D effect... sharp and great detail.
a little heavy compare to 50 f1.4

All I can say is WOW... The 3D effect coming from the sharpness of the lens is just superb.

Nothing much to say except try and see the effect...

Colour and contrast also very well maintain...

Although it is a little heavy compare to the 50 f1.4 or 35 f2... I still think is worth the money to buy this lens to use for longer term.

The sharpness is second to none... it's comparable to the 135 f2L.

One of the best lens I have ever use in the L series prime lens.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Mar 20, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Really sharp... great tone and colour. IS does work at 1/15, tried it and could not believe it.
Could not see any flaw... Maybe need tripod collar for extra comfort.

I got this lens by accident from a friend who wanted to upgrade to 70-200 f2.8 IS.

I wasn't sure if the price paid is equally satifying for the IQ.

When I tried it for a few times, I really could see the tone and colour of this lense. The photos really appears very colourful and sharp, IMHO.

I had read many review from various sites and they had recommended this lens. I would say nearly none had bad review on this lens. It is sharp from centre to corner....

It a must have lens if you are thinking for small light weight travelling lens. I own a 70-300 DO IS and also 70-200 f2.8L. I think this would be for keep with my 135 f2L, for low light.

Can't go wrong with this lens, pricewise a little bit lucky buying on second hand market which only been used for 2 months.

I definitely recommend this lens... Buy it and you will know what I meant...

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Review Date: Jan 23, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $500.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great lense... great colour... macro looks good...
focus a little bit on the slow side especially on 0.31mm. but could cope with it..

My first macro... Never regret in buying this lens... I always wanted 180 macro... but it's just too heavy and needed a tripod to shot most of the time...

I picked up this one at a bargain and it is definitely not a bargain in sharpness and colour...

This lens could shot macro and potraits that really makes it an excellent buy....

This is definitely for keep...

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

Review Date: Nov 23, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,000.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Compact. Ease of travel. long range with IS, very useful
Zoom creep, heavy and expansive

When I read the review here I found so many negative remarks on this lens...

I had always wanted 70-200 f4L and now I also had it. The weight is almost the same, but during travelling with kids, packing our bags were awkard. Especially when we had to bring a few lenses for our trip.

Quality is not as bad as most mentioned, however it is definitely not better than L lens, especially at 200-300 range.

For me this lens save space, but don't save dough Smile

For those who could get this lens on the 2nd hand market, I think it would be useful in the future, especially that it has got the IS function.