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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Jan 21, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great contrast, sharp wide open, quick focus, constant f2.8.
Cons:
Heavy... expensive... Some distortion at the wide end (normal)

Was undecided between this lens or going with non L primes. After asking questions on the canon forum, decided to get this lens. Should not have waited to get it. Performance exceeded my expectations. IS would be nice but probably not needed in this focal range (more important in longer focal ranges). I came from the ef 28-135. Now that lens is just sitting waiting to get sold. It's a bit heavy and I knew this going in. I have a 70-200 2.8 and am used to the weight. No word on a new IS version and I'm sure it will add another $400 to the cost. This lens is a work horse and hasn't disappointed me yet. My 5d2 and this lens is a rockin good combo.