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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Review Date: Jan 7, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,350.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Fast, Build, IQ, Bokeh, AF, Color, Sharpness

First I have to say that seeing this lens receiving a score of 2 is almost surreal to me. This is in fact the lens that sits on my camera 85% of the time. In the street, for portraits, for almost everything, this lens have become my favorite.

It's sharp as a battle axe, got the build of a tank, colors renders very nice, AF is fast and accurate and the bokeh is just beutiful.

The focus issues mentioned in some of the reviews is something I've seen nothing of at all, however, at close range and wide open it is not an easylens to use. But then again, most people who gets their fingers on the wheel of a Ferrari will say the car is absolutely useless if they survive their first ride. I the hands of a skilled driver however, well.........
My lens anyway focuses very accurate - all the time and I just love the way it respond.

The price in Norway is ridiculous! Anywhere else it's high. But, if you want the best, sometimes you have to bleed. Generally, you get what you pay for.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Jan 7, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,225.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: Zoom range, Color, IS, Build, Price.
IQ, Distortion, Vignetting and corner sharpness,

In general I don't like zooms down to their general ability to produce poor image quality. This on suffer from the same, however, it does somewhat better than most. For travel photography it's an ideal partner if you need to travel light. F4.0 generally does the work for you with the good high iso performance on the modern cameras. But compared to almost any fixed focal, the IQ it produces is mediocre.

I do use it from time to time for shear convenience but what generally sits on my camera are fast primes, 35, 50 and 135.