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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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

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

Here is my gallery of sunsets... mostly taken with this lens:

This image was taken with this lens:

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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
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:

Some examples of the capabilities of this lens:

You can also visit my "In The Garden" gallery at PBASE to see what else I use this for at

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

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

Pros: sharpness, IS, versatility, cost, compact and powerful
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>

Here is another:<br>

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

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

Pros: Optics, Sharpness, Cost, Build, Weight, USM is quite and smooth
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:

Favorite Prints:

Impossible missions with this lens, so i think:

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,

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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

Pros: Super Wide Angle, Size & Weight, Build, Excellent Optics
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:

Favorites @ DCPrints:

Impossible missions with this lens, so i think:

Thanks and Regards,