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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Jul 16, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $790.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Great bokeh, fast and accurate autofocus, knife sharp, never noticed any vignetting. Well worth the money.
Cons:
Filters not possible - At least not without any special products. Not weather sealed. Sometimes it just feels too tight on a crop camera. Especially indoors. Once you have bought this lens, you just want to get the F/1.2 version.

Truly a great lens for portrait use. I have gotten lovely results from this lens, and especially when you think about the price. Highly recommended product.

 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

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Review Date: Jul 16, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,963.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Insane fast and accurate autofocus, great build quality, weather sealing, very versatile in poor lightning conditions because of IS and the large aperture, lovely "bokeh". Perfect for portrait and sport photographing.
Cons:
Could be sharper wide open at 2.8. Knife sharp at F/3.5+. Pricey - But you get the "boss", and will never ever regret that you included both IS and F/2.8 - Trust me.

Paired with EF 400mm IS F/2.8 - There is no better combination for sport photographing in the whole wide world.

You need to decide if IS and F/2.8 really will be necessary for you. For indoor sport photographing, and possibly concerts with low lightning I say it's a "must". A bit heavy, but you'll get used to it. Especially when you see the image results later on. Wink


 
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

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Review Date: Jul 16, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $790.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Decent sharpness Fast (and accurate) AF Much "bang for the buck"
Cons:
Lenshood/cap-problem mentioned. Use of filter needs special products (Like the Cokin P-system) Could be sharper