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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Mar 22, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $800.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Sharp photos, L lens, USM, 100% crops on the 20d are phenominal
Cons:
F/4

I really love this lens, but I still find that I will be trading up for the 16-35 within the year. I love the price and the build quality of this lens, but unless I am using wide angle shots I will always use my 50 f/1.4. The constant f/4 rules out any form of indoor/low light shot. I would recommend this lens if the 16-35 is out of your price range and this lens is not needed for indoor or low light photography.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Review Date: Feb 26, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $304.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Cheap, Sharp, fast, light...
Cons:
The Micro USM is a little slow, the focus just doesn't snap. It's a little too long on the 20d.

I've been very happy with this lens so far, yet I am very disappointed with the micro usm. I played around with my friendís kit lens and was shocked at how poorly the focus is on the 50mm compared to the kit lens. On the positive note, the lens is extremely sharp and the build quality is much better than the f/1.8(for me worth the extra $200). Overall, I'm very happy with the lens and a strong recommendation to any photog.