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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Review Date: Nov 13, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: IQ, Ease of use, Metal mount
77mm filter would have been nice

My first macro lens so need to get use to using it. Initial attempts have been impressive. As a short telephoto I have found it very good.

Will have to get one of those macro sliding plates (e.g. Manfrotto 454) ... any views on this approach?

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

Review Date: Apr 11, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: IQ, Colour, Build Quality, 77mm filters, stealthy (even with lens hood), well balanced on 40D, IS effective even at silly shutter speeds (longer than 1/4), ... All round very good 'standard' (for me) lens now.
Two mode IS would have been nice.

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Review Date: Dec 27, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Well built. Sharp
The lens cap. Nice case but don't use it.

I managed to get the ever helpful Jessops to allow me to compare the Sigma 10-20 with the Canon 10-22. Oh and do some free CF printing.

I found the Sigma felt better built and in the 30mins of testing the Sigma also yielded better (sharper) prints. So I purchased the Sigma.