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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Jul 4, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
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Finally. My first "L". Let me compare it with my EF 100mm F/2.0. That's a very sharp lens with incredible bokeh en DoF possibilities. This is even sharper and the build quality is a bit better.

However... After having shot a couple of hundred of photo's, something strange happened. I sat in the sun for a while, took some shots and rested the camera + lens against my leg. Some 2 minutes later I raised the camera, picked a subject and -wanted- to zoom in... I turned the zoomring, but nothing happened?! It completely lost drive. I turned the lens to look into the front side and the sound of rolling bits and pieces reached my ears. Nice...for a 2 week-old lens.

I returned it to my dealer yesterday and he kindly gave me a new one right away. I'll ask him what the problem was. If he ever hears back from Canon.

I was oh-so-glad that I went for a new one (600 euro's) in stead of a second hand one (580 euro's)...

My first shots with this lens:
http://www.dennisasselbergs.com/joom/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=2


 
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

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Review Date: Apr 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
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If you're looking for incredible smooth bokeh and a mad DoF, pick this lens. f/2.0 makes all the difference in low light situations indoors. It's weight is perfect, not too heavy, not too light.

Check my samples (in the EF100mm f/2.0 dir) In particular the last two shots. The brick wall and the grass. These will show you the DoF and Bokeh very, very well.

http://www.dennisasselbergs.com/website/photofolio/Gallery.html