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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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Review Date: Jun 16, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Super sharp, Excellent colour. A wonderful focal length for portraiture. Build quality and lightness is amazing.
Cons:
Nothing.

If you are going to be shooting a lot at 200mm and dont have the money for an ef 200mm f/2.0L then stop worrying and go out and buy this lens. Forget the zoom lenses, they have nothing on this.

I took a lot of enjoyment in proving the superiority of this lens against all of my associates 70-200mm varieties.


 
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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Review Date: Jun 16, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharpness, Overall image quality. Price. Macro!
Cons:
Looks funny without a hood on.

This lens is gem. I originally bought it for photographing Jewelry but soon found it to be an amazing portrait lens.

The 100mm focal length is obviously perfect for portraiture both headshot and full body if you have the room. Due to its construction, the clarity of the image is very inspiring. It makes you want to go to India to photograph intricate fabrics :D

On the 5D mark 2 there is no obvious signs of unsharpness due to the high resolution sensor. I am not sure what the limit of this lens is but it's no where near 21 megapixels.

Compared to the 135L as a portrait lens, apart from the obvious aperture difference, there is only a minor amount of saturation lacking but not enough to be worth worrying.

I have been using this lens in a professional environment for a few years now and would recommend it to anyone.