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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

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Review Date: Aug 11, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: bokeh, build quality
Cons:
big, heavy, a bit slow AF

Build quality is good and it feels like a high quality product. It is big and heavy but that is. AF speed is a bit on the slow side but not much slower than 50L. I wouldnít recommend it for sport photography but for anything other itís just fine. It really can isolate a subject from the background like no other lens.

Have a look at my pictures taken with it (mostly wide open):

http://markuspuustinen.com/galleriat/08/08/pictures_from_kvarken_archipelago_part2/
http://markuspuustinen.com/index.php?x=browse&category=38


 
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

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Review Date: Aug 11, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: image quality
Cons:
big, heavy, feels cheap

Itís amazing how cheap this lens feels. Except for the lens mount, itís completely made out of plastic although I hope at least the lenses are real glass. Itís like something from a $20 toy camera. For the price I would have hoped a more quality feel to it. It is also very big and heavy.

The image quality however is very good and thatís of course the most important part. Take a look at my pictures with it (mostly taken wide open):

http://markuspuustinen.com/galleriat/08/08/pictures_from_kvarken_archipelago_part1/
http://markuspuustinen.com/index.php?x=browse&category=37


 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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Review Date: Feb 9, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: contrast, color, bokeh
Cons:
back focus with center AF point at f/2.8-f/4

Pictures speak louder than words:
http://www.markuspuustinen.com/galleriat/08/02/pictures_with_canon_50mm_f_1_2_l/

Those are all taken with 5D using only aperture f/1.2.


 
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM

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Review Date: Jun 18, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: fast, sharp and smooth bokeh
Cons:
not usable if switched to full frame at some point

I bought this lens right before my trip to The Gambia to use as my main lens. I got great results with it and it has become my favourite lens since then. Here are the pictures from the trip:

http://markuspuustinen.com/galleriat/07/02/the_gambia_experience/

Some of those have been taken with Tamron 90mm F2.8 but mostly with this Sigma.


 
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF

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Review Date: Apr 15, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: -good price -closest focusing distance -bokeh
Cons:
-big -heavy -plasticky

Pictures say better than thousand words. Have a look:

http://markuspuustinen.com/galleriat/07/04/sigma_20mm_f1_8/