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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Mar 28, 2006 Recommend? | Price paid: $578.00

 
Pros: Sharness, build... slim and narrow
Cons:
length ... too long for the small range

Here is my gallery of sunsets... mostly taken with this lens:
http://www.pbase.com/gliphix/sunsets

This image was taken with this lens:
http://www.dpcprints.com/print.php?IMAGE_ID=311840


 
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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Review Date: Mar 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $289.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: definitely sharp, light and compact, cheap cost and can be a soft portrait lens too, colors wonder
Cons:
yeap noisy, slow focus, you need patiences, not recommended for none full-frame DSLR.

I have never really appreciated this baby until I started using it with my EOS-1Ds. I've used it a lot with the 350D but the photos didn't have the impact and clarity I was expecting with the exception of a few portraits that came out soft and nice. It could be better if the lens was 1:1 macro but its not.

This is my favorite so far with this lens:
http://www.dpcprints.com/print.php?IMAGE_ID=310431

Some examples of the capabilities of this lens:
http://www.dpcprints.com/profile.php?&USER_ID=50935&GALLERY_ID=22

You can also visit my "In The Garden" gallery at PBASE to see what else I use this for at http://www.pbase.com/gliphix/inthegraden&page=all

In short, I like this lens for its sharpness and compact design but overall, it doesn't cost much.


 
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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Review Date: Mar 10, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,410.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: sharpness, IS, versatility, cost, compact and powerful
Cons:
no AF with the EF 2X II, MF is a pain in the @$$, push -n pull zoom.

The lens is not that heavy, you can hand hold it for awhile, you can pack it in a lowpro mini trekker, it does attract attention even from pros who are stationary.

Add an 1.4x Extender and you have a 560mm L quality on your hands for about 1/3 of the cost of a Canon EF 500mm L.

This is one of my best shots I took with lens:<br>
www.pbase.com/gliphix/image/55753426

Here is another:<br>
www.pbase.com/gliphix/image/55993098



 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Jan 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $580.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Optics, Sharpness, Cost, Build, Weight, USM is quite and smooth
Cons:
Length, F/4, Ugly Hood

The 70-200mm was my second L series optics and it is amazing, you can do wonders with this. Here are some of the first few images I've taken with this lens.

Pbase Gallery:
http://www.pbase.com/gliphix

Favorite Prints:
http://gliphix.dpcprints.com

Impossible missions with this lens, so i think:
http://gliphix.dpcprints.com/278784
http://www.pbase.com/gliphix/image/54422530/large

I don't recommend using this optic with either of the 1.4x or the 2x II Extenders during moderate to low-light conditions. I originally bought this lens so that with the extenders I wouldn't need to buy a very expensive super telephoto lens. However, the results my pictures were consistantly poor in quality at long focal length.

Don't get me wrong, I'm just an amateur. This is just my experience with this lense and the extenders but overall the lens by itself is a work of art and you'll have a great time shoot with it. I myself am just discovering how to have a lot fun with this lens.

Thanks and Regards,
Jc


 
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Jan 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $680.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Super Wide Angle, Size & Weight, Build, Excellent Optics
Cons:
Bulky Hood, No IS, F stop

I don't claim to a pro at this after all it's just a hobby at this point for me since someone bought me a Canon EOS 350D. The 17-40mm was my first L and most favorite optics so far... It works wonders for landscape shots especially here in Hawai'i.

If you care to take a look, please be my guess. Feedback and creative comments are always welcome...

Pbase Gallery:
http://www.pbase.com/gliphix

Favorites @ DCPrints:
http://gliphix.dpcprints.com

Impossible missions with this lens, so i think:
http://gliphix.dpcprints.com/278820
http://www.pbase.com/gliphix/image/54382338

Thanks and Regards,
Jc