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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

ef135mmf_2l_1_
Review Date: Sep 29, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $794.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sharp even at wide open, fast AF, acceptable weight.
Cons:
I have to get used to using this focal length 135x1.3=175.5 (this is my own problem)

this is the sharpest lens i have come across, and i am quite happy with bringing along with it, though it is not a zoom lens.

 
Canon EOS 1D

1D
Review Date: Sep 8, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,340.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: fast auto-focus, well-built and sealed body, bright and large viewfinder.
Cons:
battery life, getting one more spare is a must!

I used to shoot pics with 1V and jumped into the world of digital photography with 300D. The dim and small viewfinder of 300D drived me nut. Having used the 300D for 5 months, I was determined to jump back to the 1-series body that allows me to shoot the pics like the way of 1V.

I am happy with the noise level which is much better than films, ie. ISO 800 is much better than that of films! Besides, 4MP is more than enough for me. The dynamic range of the camera is better than 300D, which allows me to notice the details of the pics.

I think I am happy with this monster for years.


 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

ef50mmf_14usm_1_
Review Date: Apr 1, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $256.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: nice bokeh, light, sharp, good price,
Cons:
none

Having read all the reviews on this lens at www.fredmiranda.com, I decided to get it instead of the 1.8 version. Shooting pics with it for a few days, I don't have any regret of buying it. It works fine with my 300D with 80mm portrait lens, f 1.4, great. Highly recomment others to get one Smile