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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

EF17-85
Review Date: Apr 15, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Light, IS, reasonably cheap decent quality, range
Cons:
Not pin sharp (but not bad

I have a 17-40L to compare this to, and OK it is sharp and beautiful, this lens is not as good but it has twice the range and was half the price. Honestly it is brilliant value and gets good enough results when the L is too slow for the light thanks to the IS. Buy this one and get fair results, even if it does feel a little light it is a sound lens!

 
Canon EOS 20D

20d
Review Date: May 28, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fast, good quality pics, flexible
Cons:
Heavy, sometimes menus can be baffling

I came to this Digital SLR after a long line of Canon Cameras, all good in their own way AE1, T90, EOS 5. This is really good to use, at least as good as the 5. Image quality is excellent even at high ASA steeings (though not as stunning as at ASA100). The internal flash is not as good as the 5, though (Picky or what). What i really like is the feeling of having almost any film I want in the camera at any time, turn up the sensitivity, turn down th contrast, less saturated skintones etc, etc, cacn anybody tell me the settings for "Vericolor". I use a 17-40L mostly, but have a 28-105 from the EOS 5 which is much lighter, and a 70-210 (all Canon) which gives brilliant range with 1.6 "magnification" but the quality, I took it on an Under 8's rugby tour, one pic made it worth the money!