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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Sep 30, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $708.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Nice wide angle. Fairly compact and light.
Cons:
Slight softness in corners

Very nice lens. I like the wide view - would be slightly happier if the sharpness was more consistent, but it's really rather good. A nice addition to the collection.

 
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX APO IF HSM

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Review Date: Sep 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $821.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Very solid build, nice balance, excellent quality.
Cons:
Slightly slow(er) focusing

This is a lovely lens. Crisp and sharp. The lens does take a moment to focus, but nothing intolerable by any means. It's hardly fair comparing a $200 90-300 lens to this, but nonetheless, I was exceptionally happy I traded it in.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Review Date: Sep 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $395.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Beautiful crispness at the right depths of field, very fast focus.
Cons:
A little soft at 1.8 and below

I like this lens a lot. I want to get an 85mm, but for now this is my primary portrait lens. It's nice and crisp, very little aberration. A good midrange prime.

 
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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Review Date: Sep 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,494.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Lovely sharpness. Good range. Nice build quality. Sturdy.
Cons:
Is it greedy to wish it went down to 17mm?

I love this lens. It's my primary tool. A good range, and nice and solid. Big and solid, without being overly weighty and annoying when around the neck.

 
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

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Review Date: Sep 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $598.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: A good 'entry' level lens with a nice range, particularly on 1.6x crop bodies.
Cons:
Let down by chromatic aberration particularly at wide angles.

This was the first lens I got with my camera and it served me well. Decently wide, and with more range than the 17-55 offering. Chromatic aberration and fringing were noticeable at times - easily correctible in post processing, but still.

Nonetheless, definitely a decent midrange lens.