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Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T*

50mm
Review Date: Oct 25, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $800.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: All the usual Zeiss goodies.
Cons:
Dreamy effect at f/1.4



 
Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T*

35mm
Review Date: Oct 25, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Everything is perfect or near perfect. 3D is very pronounced.
Cons:
Some CA in the corners.



 
Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

25mm
Review Date: Oct 25, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Corner to corner sharpness at infinity even wide open. Close MFD. Bokeh quality.
Cons:
Strong field curvature at very close distances (no problem from 1.5m upwards). Field curvature can be used creatively for unique effects.



 
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

24-105lisusm
Review Date: Jan 23, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: $1,250.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sharpness, Zoom Range, IS, Build Quality, Color.
Cons:
Unacceptable CA at Frame Edge, Vignetting and Distortion at 24mm Wide End, Price.

I am quite disappointed at least with my copy of this lens which produces quite strong CA at frame edges. Otherwise it's a good lens.

 
Canon EF 35mm f/2

ef35mmf2_1_
Review Date: Dec 12, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: sharpness, price, wide aperture.
Cons:
non USM, build, contrast, bokeh.

very usable standard lens for APS DSLR. AF is ok, despite the lack of USM. contrast is so-so but can be fixed in post-processing.

 
Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

ef_24-85_35_1_
Review Date: Dec 12, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: inexpensive, light weight, reasonably sharp.
Cons:
some zoom creep, otherwise non for the price.

i wasn't very hot for this lens after reading some of the reviews but i really needed a light weight zoom for travelling. i tried this lens in a food studio session, and the results are not bad, though not as good compared to the other lens used, the 50mm 2.5 macro. i don't regret having purchased it.