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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

ef70_200_4_1_
Review Date: Jun 10, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Light, inexpensive, great built quality, sharpness
Cons:
No IS, but I knew that when I got it.

Had the 70-200 F2.8 before. Great lens, but sooooo heavy that I dreaded using it, so sold it because it was laying in my drawer most of the times. However, this smaller sibling is the opposite of heaviness and the picture quality is sharp even in the corners. The F4 and non-IS do not bother me because I intend to use this lens for mostly landscape and the weight allows me to carry with me on hikes or trips to abroad, and the $$ does not break the bank either. Great lens and I will probably keep this for a long time.

Saw some people complaining about vignette, but now aday that is so easy to fix in post processing so no issue here for me either...just keep in mind that this lens is sharp and light, that is the main draw for me.


 
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

3_5-5
Review Date: Dec 28, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $700.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sharpness, quick focus, light, reasonably priced
Cons:
Vignette, lens creep

Great lens, equal to my 24-105L lens. I used it on the 50D and 7D with great results. It looks even better than on the 7D. No complain on the picture quality.

On the vignette, actually I don't mind it that much and it can be easily fixed with lightroom. The lens creep does bother me though, however, interestingly my son got the same one a couple of months ago (mine was like 6-8 months old), and his has no problem with the creep. I think newer version, Canon fixed this issue.

I'm thinking about bringing both lenses back to Canon and let them see the differences.

Wish that the F stop is constant and 2.8, however, Canon probably would raise the price and it would heavier too.

Overall, highly recommended.