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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Review Date: Apr 29, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, Quick AF, Build quality, New IS, Lens hood system

I have been using the old 70-200 2.8 for some years so the upgrade was very welcome.

THe new lens is better in all aspects. Amazing picture quality and much sharper than the old one. The AF and tracking is just as good and quick as my primes (135mm 2.0, 85mm, 1.8) and its just amazing to work with it. The new IS is so silent and effective. The build quality is very very good and the new lens hood system is very nice compared to the other hoods on my Canon lenses.

Although very pricey its worth every penny. Cant believe how much Canon have emprooved this lens compared to the old Mark I version.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Review Date: Apr 19, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Low ISO noise, Top AF system, Build like a tank, Fast, Good Auto White Balance for my use.
None so far...


I am a pro sports photographer and have been for about 7 years and have been using the 1D Mark I - Mark II - Mark III and also the 5D Mark II. My main lens that i use for sports is the 70-200 2.8 Mark II and the 400mm 2.8 Mark II. I still use the 1D Mark II and the Mark III also.

The new Mark IV from Canon is simply amazing so far. In my series i get more tack sharp images than ever before compared to Mark I, II and III. I have always been very satisfied with the 1D series so i find i quite amazing with all the improvement that Canon have mad in the Mark IV.

There is a lot of new nice things like the new LCD and so on but the big and best things for me is the new AF Servo II witch is very very good. Its quick and when it locks on it just don't let go. Its amazing how nice it is. Also the ISO capabilities is out of this world. I would guess the ISO 6400 is like the ISO 1600 on the Mark III. Really impressive.

Overall the perfect camera for me...

Regards, Allan

Canon EOS 1D Mark II

Review Date: Apr 5, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Speed, speed and speed, Amazing AF and build. Just Top quality!
None that i can think off

Just amazing kamera. It produced som fantastic files with a lot of detail.

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM

Review Date: Apr 5, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Solid, Well build, Sharp, very nice to work with and very versitile.
A little heavy

Great for many things. Use it a lot for sports with or whitout 1.4 konverter with great sharp results at 2.8 and 4.0 aperature. Its great on 1D.

Sigma 15-30mm f3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG DF

Review Date: Apr 5, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Solid build, Good value for money,
Lens hood

Its a very nice and weelbuild wide lens. I use it a lot with my 1D Mark 2 with great results.