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Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM

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Review Date: Apr 13, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $950.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: focal range, versatility, image quality
Cons:
None

Great walk-around lens. I'm was always challenged when selecting a lens to carry around. This one has it all - near wide to telephoto. Found that I'm using it more than ever. Weight isn't too bad - I'm used to other telephotos. Image quality has been great so far. Very pleased with this 7 year old lens. Picked up a mint copy from a local guy who wasn't using it at all.

 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: May 6, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Smooth zoom, quick focus, great DOF
Cons:
None

Had my reservations about getting this lens instead of the IS version. However, I've managed to hold this well balanced lens steady. It's rapidly becoming my favorite.

The f/2.8 allows me to control DOF much better than my 100-400. So much in fact, I may end up divesting it. I took test photos at up to 4 seconds, and each was spot on sharp.

I really love this lens! No regrets whatsoever. It's added another dimension to my photography.


 
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Mar 19, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $475.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Extremely sharp, excellent IQ, light weight, low cost "L"
Cons:

I sold my 10-22mm when I upgraded to a 5D. It was a pretty even trade cost wise.

The image quality produced by this lens is outstanding. The copy I have is very sharp, even wide open. Color rendition is exceptional.

The lens feels really good on a 5D. I find myself reaching for it more and more.


 
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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Review Date: Sep 8, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,100.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: IS, sharpness and fast focus
Cons:
None

I was contemplating the Sigma 50-500, which I've owned before. This lens is much better, both in quality and features. The IS really is a plus. Fast focus (much faster than the 50-500). It is helpful that the filter size is same as my 28-70 so I can interchange polarizers, etc.

I keep a quick mount on the lens so I can install quickly on my Bogen tripod head.