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Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Review Date: Jan 18, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Noticeably sharper than my 35L at all available f-stops, corner to corner. Built like a hand grenade, great colors, contrast. Perfect barrel distortion correction. Compact and light. Practical lens cap.
blue-yellow CA in the corners (used to be red-green in the old version). Price should be around $1600.

I have a perfect copy of the 35L, and there is NO QUESTION that the 14L blows it away! Especially in resolving distant landscape foliage details. This lens is constantly out-resolving the 1DMKII sensor. Very sharp wide open and impressive @ f/8. The CA issues are easily corrected if you shoot RAW.
Of all my other lenses, I get the most fun out of using this one, even more so than my beloved 300mm 2.8 L IS.
However, Canon should lower the price tag on it (and they will since Nikon's 14-24 sells for a lot less)