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

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Review Date: Aug 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: fast zoom, excellent built and feel, looks nice, good contrast,
Cons:
lack sharpness wide open, heavy.

I have the non-marco version. Great Price for a 2.8 zoom, especially when it is much cheaper than 24-70L. It has excellent built and manual focusing feel. While the images quality is decent, but I can't say it is a very sharp lens. Maybe I am spoiled by my other canon primes. But nonetheless, it is a great to carry one lens to walkaround and this will do the job for you.

 
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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

 
Pros: useful focal length range, good colors, very useful IS, USM AF,
Cons:
slow lens, somewhat filmy feel, not wide enough.

I really like this lens. IS is really useful. I could handheld shoots as slow as 1/4s at 28mm or 1/10 at 135mm ! This is really good for low light places.

However, it is still a 3.5-5.6 lens, which is slow, and it does not "stop" action in low light and has not give a narrow dof.



 
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Aug 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, fast lens, usm AF, great colors, contrast, great for portraits.
Cons:
some serious CA wide open against backlight.

One of my favorites lens. Great for portraits.

 
Canon EF 35mm f/2

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Review Date: Aug 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: sharp, fast, light, small, useful focal length. price
Cons:
noisy AF, no USM, but not really a big deal.

This is a great lens to have.