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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Apr 4, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Does what it is supposed to do.
Cons:
None

For the price of this lens there is no better value.

 
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

EF10-22
Review Date: Dec 25, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $600.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Nice colors, fast AF, minimal distortions for the focal range and plenty sharp.
Cons:
A little overpriced, but the lens does deliver.

A good feat for Canon to present a lens in this focal range where the distortions are well controlled. Nice colors w/o overdoing it. I like the weight and AF also.

 
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical

sp-af17-35
Review Date: Jun 22, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $399.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Lightweight, manual focus easy to use, very good & accurate colors.
Cons:
Flimsy hood. AF could be better, but okay for the price.

Nice lens to carry around. Very sharp at 5.6 and smaller. Decent alternative to the heavy Nikon.

 
Sigma 24-60mm f2.8 EX DG Lens

24-60mm
Review Date: Jun 12, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $369.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Nice balance on D70, size & weight great for long times w/camera in hand.
Cons:
None yet

Slightly warm and contrasty when you shoot frames with a lot of greens and reds, but easily adjusted with software. Sharp from f4 and up. At 2.8 very acceptable for prints up to 10 x 15.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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Review Date: Jul 2, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $225.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very sharp & superb contrast. Color is right on.
Cons:
Slow AF, but this isn't what you buy it for.

Super sharp 50mm lens.Excellent carry lens if you don't need fast AF. Along w/the 1:1 teleconverter this makes for a very compact, easy to carry macro set up.

 
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

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Review Date: Jul 2, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $900.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent contrast, color. Tack sharp.
Cons:
None

I purchased this lens for a specific shoot (waterfront at night) and it performed extraordinary. Since this is not my usual gig, I was thinking about selling it once the shoot was over, but I changed my mind. I used this lens twice now on some nature, landscape walks and sets and I was extremely satisfied with its' performance. This lens I will keep.

 
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8

ef24mmf_28_1_
Review Date: May 24, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $240.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Compact, fast, sharp. Not an "L" but neither is the pricel
Cons:
None for what you pay for it.

My first 24mm/2.8 was absconded by a nephew who took it to the middle east - I know I won't get back. My second one I just sold. Didn't want to but in next 2 years I have trips planned that I have to travel as light as possible and conserve room. So I sold most of my primes except the 28mm/2.8, I have plans for that one, and going with a couple of F/4 L zooms and a macro. - RW