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Sigma 28mm f1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro

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Review Date: Jul 12, 2007 Recommend? no | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Seems solidly built and I like the petal hood. I give it an 8 on build since that nice finish starts peeling pretty quickly. I bought this wanting a nice prime (for low light) with a usable "all-around" shooting range. I like the 28mm, that is a great range, but I have never been really satisfied with the quality of the shots of this lens. So I give it a 6 for a rating. For the build quality, the price of this lens is really good.
Cons:
Colors come out duller than my other lenses. Most shots I do with it require quite a bit of post processing. I've never been satisfied with it. My gut feeling said to just splurge and get the 35mm Canon L. I should have listened to my gut feeling. I know their is no price comparison between the two, but why shoot with a lens that you can't be 100% happy with? For focusing, it has a tendency to "get lost" and you have to manually get it back on track, then switch back to AF. That is kind of annoying.



 
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

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Review Date: Jul 12, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $950.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: My only "L" lens right now, but I purchased it based on user reviews. I have not been disappointed at all. Of the 3 lenses I own, if you compare the shots with ones from this lens, this lens is stunning. It solid and focuses really fast and accurate. Quiet. Basically if you point this at someone and take a shot you will have a picture that requires very little, if any, post processing. Colors glow. Bokeh is dreamy when wide open. If you like taking portraits or want something in this range, don't hesitate. You will not be disappointed at all. The quality is excellent. I can see this lens being used by my grandkids, if I ever have any ;)
Cons:
There is nothing negative about this lens.