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Canon EOS 40D

Review Date: Oct 15, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Speed, Quality, Size of rear LCD
To be fussy - location of power switch

I upgraded from the 350D to the 40D & am very pleased I did.

I do not notice a huge improvement in Image Quality but the 40D is certainly much easier to use.

The large LCD screen (we'll be laughing at how small it seems in 2 years time!) is great - I can actually see the image AND the histogram at the same time now.

Ergonomically it is great as well - fits easily into my hand & just feels right.

Custom Functions are very useful enhancement to my 350D as well.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Review Date: Sep 3, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Quality of build, Quality of images, f/2.8

I have just taken this lens on holiday to Italy.

The quality of the images of cathedrals & museums is GREAT.

Pin sharp to the edges, no vignetting, great contrast & saturation.

Expensive ... but worth it

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Review Date: Jul 28, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Great contrast, punchy, saturated colours, fast, accurate focusing. Build quality is great.
Big mistake I made was putting a 1A filter on it, which dropped the contrast SO much (?). Does it have to be SO white?

This is my first L lens & I am now addicted. The colours are great & it produces excellent pictures, even for an amateur like myself.