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Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

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Review Date: Dec 23, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $550.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Size, sharpness.. wow sharpness one more time, ultra wide!
Cons:
distortion is annoying, but correctable, no USM makes for a loud auto focus

I got purchased a used fisheye from a local professional that switched over to Nikon. I must say, this is exactly what I was looking for. Ultra wide on full frame, incredibly sharp. I mean INCREDIBLY sharp, great contrast and colors also.

I took a shot in a warehouse, and when I got back home it totally blew me away how amazing this little lens is.

I would highly recomend this lens.

I certainly do not regret the decision to purchase this over the 14mm 2.8 II. At roughly 1/3 the price, this gets me everything I would have used the 14mm for.



 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

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Review Date: Dec 16, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,450.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent image quality, nice zoom range
Cons:
Weight, price

I had this lens for about 8 months. I used it about 10-15% of the time. At the time, I thought this was too little to have $1500 tied up so I sold it.

It wasn't too long before I started searching all the buy/sell forums for a 70-200 f2.8L IS. I even called the guy that bought mine and offered to pay more.

This lens.. may be used rarely has no equal in my opinion.

Indoor sports, concerts/stage performance is where this lens will shine the most. Weddings and candid is also very good although it's a little intimidating when you point this at guests at a wedding Smile.

If there is only one lens you can buy, then consider something in the 24-70mm, but your next purchase should be this one!!


 
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

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Review Date: Oct 17, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Able shoot in low light situations, background blur
Cons:
Size/Weight, Price

Most reviews on here are very true, and I don't have much new to add. This is one magnificient piece (pieces) of glass. You already knew that..

Reason I am even posting is to tell all those non-pro types out there that the speed of focusing is not as bad people are saying. I was expecting macro style slowness... The speed is pretty good although not as fast as my 70-200 2.8 IS or 24-70 2.8.

If speed of focusing is what's holding you back, please go into your local camera store or get one off a friend and try it.