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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Dec 6, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $996.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great sharpness and lack of chromatic abberations
Cons:
None, other than lacking f2.8

This is my first L lens for my new Digital Rebel. I purchased the kit lens and then got a 50mm 2.5 macro lens. I was really impressed by the macro lens except for a small amount of chromatic abberation when shot wide open. I was shocked when the 70-200 did not produce ANY chromatic abberation, at any focal length, even wide open. This is the finest lens I have ever owned for digital.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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Review Date: Oct 26, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $569.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fabulous sharpness and contrast
Cons:
none so far

I purchased this lens as a first add on to my Canon 300d. At first I was a little disappointed in the chromatic abberations on things like parking lot halogen lights etc, but after trying a few shots stopped down to f5.6 I am totally thrilled! The lens must be held very still (use a tripod or other steadying device) to allow its' truly great qualities to show. The approx 80mm effective length on my 300D makes it an indispensable addition to my camera bag. Since the working distance is greater than with a film camera, it is just about perfect for portraits, macro and scenic photography. It has not left my camera body since I purchased it Smile