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Sigma 14mm f2.8 EX Aspherical

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Review Date: Dec 15, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $800.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Wide on FF. Sharp wide open. Very good IQ. Fast and silent AF. Fast aperture.
Cons:
None really, maybe the filter thing, but that kind of goes with the focal-length ... and a bit pricey

Widest fullframe lens and a lot cheaper than Canon's 14mm.
Canons 14mm seems to have problems with flare, the Sigma has not!
Its a delight to use. I have used it wide open with no real problems.
It certainly beats any of the opposition as a prime lens.


 
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

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Review Date: Dec 6, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,025.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Image quality, fast aperture, relatively lightweight, sharpness
Cons:
none

A very good wideangle. I have used it on 1D2 and found it sharp wide open in center - with corner sharpness improving as you stop down past F2.
Color and contrast really good. Flare well controlled.
Very recommendable!


 
Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Jan 21, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $550.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fast and sharp.
Cons:
Some vignetting wide open.

Must be some bad copies out there considering the mixed reviews. My copy is excellent!