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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Review Date: Aug 12, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: So far, very good. I've had only a couple of days with it (and very limited time at that!), but it seems light, sharp, and accurate - what's not to like? Sometimes one will equate "light" with "cheap" (not inexpensive) - this isn't the case. I bought it as a way of recycling some of my 52mm front end kit, and I like it.
None so far.

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

Review Date: Aug 6, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 7 

Pros: Overall - a good "walk around" lens.
Kind of soft in the corners. Takes a bit of practice, but it seems worth it.

I might not be the best reviwer for this forum.

I'm (slowly) moving from Canon film to Canon digital. Just a 20D plus this lens. Still playing with it - center seems "OK" in the mid-range - a little soft at the corners. Certainly not the fastest lens in the bag.

At 17-20mm, there is a lot of vinette with mine. I'm not sure if it's the lens in general, or just mine - I'm wondering if I should swap/replace it.

The IS seems to work "OK", but I need to spend a lot more time looking at hendheld vs tripod.

I like this range as a walk-around, and if I can fix the wide end end, I'll (probably) be happy.