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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Review Date: Mar 15, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 5 

Pros: IS, 300mm, weight, sharp in horizontal mode.
blurry in portrait mode, no real USM, front rotata while focusing

I was happy until i turned the camera in portrait orientation. Canon repurchased the lens and now I'm going for a "L" insted.

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Review Date: Jul 22, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $420.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very sharp, well build, focus is fast and accurate. Works well as a macro as well as a standard short tele. One of the sharpest lenses Iíve tested.
Sometimes it has difficulties focusing in dim light, hunts a bit.

I wanted a macro lens and went testing the 100/2.8 and the 60/2.8. I must say that after a day testing the choice was easy. The 60 is amazingly small and sharp, whereas the 100 is big and heavy. For macro shooting I think they are equivalent. I also tried the 60 for some portraits and architecture and it works well. I can really recommend this lens. The only downside is that now I want to but more prime lenses.