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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Review Date: Apr 21, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $180.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Build Quality USM Motor - Full Time Manual Override Internal Focusing Distance Scale Sharpness
Huge Lens Hood Not Much Zoom Range Not Super Wide

In today's world of rotating front lens elements, plastic lens mounts, buzzy-cheap micro-motor focusing and overall kit lens quality products.....what a refreshing thing to pick this lens up and feel some actual build quality in an inexpensive lens!

USM focusing motor (which the holy L version of this lens does NOT have) is wonderful. Quiet, accurate focusing with a distance scale as needed. Internal focusing so you can use all types of filters with no problems. Sharp pics from my copy even wide open at 20mm and f/3.5...

Give me this older beauty over a kit lens any day of the week and twice on Sundays. Better build quality and better overall image quality. Full frame compatible to boot. What's not to like folks?