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Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM

l217_efs1755
Review Date: Apr 29, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: the only standard 2.8 with IS! 17mm, overall its sharp nice contrast and colors.
Cons:
the lens with hood on 55mm is quite large. wish it was 70mm on the long end, and internal zooming.

there is a pricecard to this baby, but im very happy i have a 2.8 IS standard lens.. nothing to complain about the image quality.

 
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

EF17-85
Review Date: Feb 7, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $525.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: IS, great range, like the look, sharp
Cons:
I like a lock on the lens so it doesnt move from 17mm to 85 when i move my cam.

Unless a lot of bad reviews i went for it, on the salesmans advice and a test. IS, range all the way from landscape to headshots.

Im happy with the results really. Maybe i have a good copy? because it is rated very bad in some cases. like sub average... well its perfect for me as a allround lens. Way better then the kit.


 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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Review Date: Jun 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: cheap, sharp
Cons:
5 degrees to the right pictures

see above

 
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

70-300_isusm
Review Date: Mar 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $525.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: IS, the look of it, and the locksystem.. the price, the build
Cons:
rotating barrel is not the problem, the noise of it is.. hard to get good shots portrait CANON should have taken this matter seriously allready, no words as far as i know still...

First of, my gear consists of the 350D+kit, ultimately i missed the zoomrange which i had on my fFUJIS5000 last year, I read that this product is equal to a 112-480 on my body, it has IS and has descent results on 300 [480] mm, ofcourse it has to be sharp throughout the range,.. the-digital-picture.com convinced me with their review and also the pbase examples...

So yesterday after months of thinking which lens, i purchased the 70-300 IS USM ... I didnt even look at it or the salesman started to tell me ''get an L cause CANON admitted this lens has a 300mm portrait problem...'' But first see then believe i thought..
Who can you trust these days, seriously, did he just wanted me to buy a lense trice the price?, or maybe not and was he just being honest..
they tested 16 copies and they all have the problem, they said that the ones who don't just dont see it very well..

But i took a couple of shots.. And 300mm isn't even that far but a 400mm would be way over my budget.. 300mm with IS, this is the shit.
At least my flashshots on the portrait were as sharp as the landscapes
and maybe you need twice as more shots on portrait then landscape but it is possible to get the same result as in the landscape mode when you shoot non flash, its harder to get the result but you can get it.. at least with my copy... to be honest, a CANON product should be perfect ofcourse ... so that sucks a lil all the speculation...

The image stabalizer is really the best of the best on this product.
press your shotbutton halfway and it will focus the subject for 2 seconds.. and shoot.. i tracked a bird far in the sky, was hard to hunt it but once i had it, pressed halfway, the IS followed it and i got him nicely. Later that night the sun was going down it was on 30 degrees from being down, so it wasn't perfectly light in the park and still got a 300mm shots handheld with a shutterspeed of 1/320..

I think it looks so great,.. it's quite big, the barrel just makes quite a noise when its hunting and that is not nice, but plasticky, isnt really the word for it also, i feel like i got something valueable in my hands and it will deliver me the goods for quite a few years atleast!... it will be just a adventure to get the best shots.. ill post some of my first here when i have the time for it


 
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

70-300_isusm
Review Date: Jan 18, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros:
Cons:

I'm ultra interested after these reviews... but i saw once and i lost it. But i saw this lens extended with a tamron 1.4, and aaah just wanto see that result again Smile!

does anyone have pics of this lens with a 1.4 or 2 extender, would love to see the results of that, kenko/tamron

thanks in advance


 
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

70-300_isusm
Review Date: Jan 18, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros:
Cons:

Obviously people that own a 70-300 IS USM are very satisfied with the results, and I have been stumblin around at the pbase.com site to check alot of photo's made with this lens. and i must say, for that price that will be my far-zoomlens as it is now.

I recently,[ for my education and just hobby ] bought a EOS350Dkit+bg-e3 so i have a 18-55 it was cheap and I wanted to shoot immediately... needed to for assignments... I'm ok with the quality tho... but the AF sucks sometimes omg!

Around upcoming summer i wanto have a good rangelens. Ofcourse i loved the 100-400 but its 1449 euro over here in holland, not bad but the 70-300 is usm is 535 euro.. 1/3rd of the price ouch!...

Just one Question for me still is... its convertable with a tamron or kenko, 1.4 or 2 x extender... but i can't find alot of samples for this.. I found it once from someone here but lost it Nah!... it would be nice to see if still at 600mm!! or 420mm the quality is still ok... I'm sure one of you owners here have some samples to share, many thanks allready,

Rick