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Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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Review Date: Sep 15, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 3 

 
Pros: IS, USM, ok construction for price
Cons:
Terrible CA at wide angle on FF, relatively soft, barrel creep, variable aperture, crummy zoom feel

This lens performs OK on a crop, but is not very useful range on a crop imo. If you are not used to higher end lenses you may be fine with this....

get a prime instead..... just sayin.


The FF performance is unacceptable, with wide angle shots in even medium contrast producing mostly unfixable CA.

There are better lenses for the money.

If you must have one, buy it used off amazon or these forums because this particular lens does not hold value due to its prevalence as a kit lens and disappointing qualities.



 
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Review Date: Mar 30, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,699.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Amazing IQ, Full Frame, Beautiful screen, Live View, MF adjustments, Good viewfinder, Awesome battery, Amazing high ISO IQ,
Cons:
AF is behind the times, cheap CF door, Poor Bracketing options, NO SECOND SD/CF slot... FOR SHAME......

Perfect camera for my needs. I work as a food an architecture photographer so this camera fits my needs almost perfectly (no need for 1ds3 autofocus). The IQ is beyond amazing.

My only real complaint is the lack of a second slot for backup memory. I feel like 3000$ entitles me to a standard feature like this.