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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Dec 11, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,100.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: light weight, great contrast, IS REALLY WORKS!, very sharp
doesn't come with tripod collar

Portable, usable, super high quality, etc... this is the best zoom lens I have ever used. It lives up to all of the claims and hype. I only wish the 24-105mm was half as good. Run, don't walk to your nearest dealer.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Dec 10, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: $1,000.00 | Rating: 5 

Pros: quiet, nice range on a full-frame body, focuses relatively closely, fast focussing, better than the kit lens but not 10X better
not very sharp, IS doesn't work all that well, useless case, not sealed as well as other L lenses

Just purchased a 70-200mm F/4 L IS and it blows this lens out of the water (much sharper, higher contrast, and the IS works amazingly well). By comparison, the 24-105mm is a substandard lens. Maybe my copy is a dud.