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Canon EOS 10D

Review Date: Jan 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,500.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Value for money, picture quality, ease of use, great control over features. Great battery life
Very slow writing times in Raw, very limited dynamic range (whites blown away too easily), useless flash. shuts down when CF door opens.

I have used this camera for almost a year and a half now and can't praise it enough. I abandoned film photography and I never look back. I use it for club photography and it's a wonderful tool. There are limits of course. The dynamic range is the biggest one, so you have to be very careful when metering (like in an over sensitive slide film). Now with the 20D it's not something to recommend but it is good enough not to upgrade despite the slow writing times (wonderful buffer), and the noise at high levels (NeatImage does wonders in that regard).

Canon EF 35mm f/2

Review Date: Dec 16, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $230.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: light weight, very sharp, good low light capabilities.Cheap. very small-doesn't intimidate subjects.Normal FOV on a digital x1.6 sensor
Flare. flare. flare.

I like this lens a lot because of its size and its sharpness.
I do suffer from flare perhaps because of lack of a hood. I use it for clubbing photography and it's a little too narrow in crowded places, but it shined as my documentry project only lens.