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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Jan 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $640.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Build quality, image quality, value
Cons:
F4

Great sharp lens (even wide open incredibly sharp). Great L build quality. It's only downside is the F4 maximum.

 
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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Review Date: Jan 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $950.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Build quality (see below), IS, compact range, black, zoom lock
Cons:
Zoom slides when pointed up or down, slow apeture, lacks a little image quality

Slightly expensive but worth it if you need the range and what it's good for. Great for candid portraits. IS is second to none. The size on this lens is incredible, but you gain that at a little loss of image quality (but post processing fixes that). A lens taken with you takes better pictures than a lens left at home.

 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Jan 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $450.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Build quality, focus speed, small and lightweight
Cons:
F4 and no weathersealing

Takes incredible pictures at a nice lightweight small size.

 
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Jan 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $950.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Build quality, F2.8, great handling
Cons:
None

Excellent lens, great build quality and all around goodness. Some might say the price is a downside, but you get what you pay for, definately.

 
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Jan 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $275.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Light, F1.8, Cheap, Fast focusing
Cons:
Not super pleasant bokeh in my opinion, clip on hood doesn't fit great.

Great lens for the money. Super fast, quiet focusing.

 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Review Date: Jan 20, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $275.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Price, F1.4, size / weight
Cons:
Micro-USM (Loud) - external focusing

Great lens, the noise it produces due to the micro-USM isn't all that pleasing, but will have to do. Tad soft at 1.4-1.8 but that is expected.