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

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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
Cons:
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?