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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Review Date: Jul 15, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $355.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Small, light weight and fast AF. Very good color and contrast.
Cons:
Micro-USM

This lens is a great lens for the price you paid. It's small, light weight and fast AF. Very good color and contrast but at wide open end, this lens is kind a soft. Micro-USM is not as fast as ring-type usm but you can't beat it at this price.

 
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Jul 15, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Affordable, superb built quality, Excellent IQ, relatively light weight for "L" lenses.
Cons:
none for the price

I purchased this lens a year ago after I did quite a lot of research comparing this lens to 16-35 f/2.8 II. I chose this one and happy with my decision.

It's cheaper, smaller, lighter (all good!!) and similar build quality compare to 16-35. IQ is excellent, very sharp and excellent color and contrast. All you can get at the price as low as "L" lens can be (almost half of the 16-35II price!!).

If your need is to shoot in low light condition, you need 16-35 f/2.8 II ( more expensive and heavier). If not, look no further and get this one.