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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Oct 21, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: great in so many ways
f2.8 woud be nice, but hey, it has IS so that'll do i guess.

Great lens. Like everyone i tossed up between the 24-70 and this one. Eventually range won the debate for me.

Gets a little soft around the edges when it's wide open, but i can't really critisize it other than that. It's light, fast enough (for me) and all in all quite sharp in 99% of the things i use it for.

I would definitely recommend this lens, but the 24-70 f2.8 is worth considering also. Just figure out exactly which features you need and what you want to use it for and you should be able to choose between them....or buy both...

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Review Date: Oct 21, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 7 

Pros: bang for buck, cheap and lots of features.
soft, and tends to deteriorate a little bit with time

Fairly good lens. Very soft at times, and has the occasional AF issue. Mine was slowly getting softer over time, and then had a very small drop which made it slightly better! It has since deteriorated again to the point where i'm going to either replace it with a 70-200 and a 400mm prime, or another 100-400 and 400mm prime.

All in all, not too bad. Make sure you treat it like a baby, and if you are not too worried about IS or zoom, get the 400 f5.6 instead.