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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

EF24_14LII
Review Date: Aug 30, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: well built, colors, natural saturation, IQ
Cons:
none really!

I never thought I'd fall in love with this lens just after one shoot. I can't find any weakness in this lens. Wonderful colors, well built and heavy so that it sits nicely on any camera. Go for it.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

ef50mmf_18_1_
Review Date: Mar 15, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $70.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, Light weight and short
Cons:
Terrible build

I bought this lens a few weeks ago. It's reasonable sharp wide open but really shines above 2.8 or 3.5 to be very precise. It's really light; once you put it on your camera what you feel is only camera weight which might be awkward sometimes. With f1.8, I think this might be the chepest lens one would want to use inside museums and so on so forth to have reasonable IQ. The thing I don't like about this lens is the build quality of this lens. I mean, I have some you know so-called cheapo from Canon, but man, this is the worst of all. If you shake it a little you hear some rattling noise like something is already broken inside! But the price you pay for this lens is really a tiny fraction of what you'd pay on other lenses to get the same image quality; so can't complain.

 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

ef70-200lisusm
Review Date: Mar 11, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,150.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Light weight; strong built; weather sealing; efficiency of IS
Cons:
No tripod collar

I bought this lens a few days ago. This lens is pure gem. IS works really great. Looks like you gain 3 stops straightaway. Canon claims 4 stops but may be one less stop has something to do with my shaking hands! IQ improves slightly from widest 4.0 to 5.6 beween 70mm and 180mm (roughly). Pictures are very mildly soft wide open. Only at 200mm, you have to stop down to f/8 to get the best picture out of it. Flare is very well controlled even when pointed directly into the sun. Bottom line - just go and grab it.