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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

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Review Date: Oct 23, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Usual 'L' Quality.
Cons:
After 6 months of use I really can't think of any!

As an enthusiastic amateur, I agonised for ages and trawled the internet for the lens that would offer the greatest flexibility. This was it for me. Not cheap, but I have long stood by the philosophy of ‘Buy Cheap - Buy Twice’. It will be in the bag until I am in the box (some years I hope)!

Although not what many people consider a landscape lens it does provide a different perspective. As a portrait lens I don’t need to be literally ‘in the face’ of the subject and it provides the length to obtain more candid shots.

Depth of field images are easily obtainable and to my relatively untrained eye, seem to have a quality feel.

Slight vignetting wide open on a 5D, but easily rectified and not really too much of an issue.

This lens has really re-ignited my passion for photography after years in the wilderness that is kids and nappies. The bank balance has taken a bit of a hit, but hey....middle age does have its advantages...cheap car insurance and some spare cash for small luxuries like this!

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