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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Aug 25, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: 24-70 covers most shots I take. Built like a tank
Cons:
Heavy. Not as sharp at 2.8 as I would expect.

I've always felt it more important to build a collection of quality glass that will last while updating cameras as technonogy changes. I had my copy for almost a year and was happy with the results but suspected it was a little too soft so I sent it to Canon to calibrate. What came back was amazing. It is now so sharp it is like having a completely new lens. This is a great lens.

 
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

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Review Date: Apr 2, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Beautiful construction and design. Comes with hood and lens pouch.
Cons:
Poor image quality

I wanted this to be an affordable option to the Canon 10-24 but saw with the first shot that the right side was out of focus. Ran some tests and all f-stops and shutter speeds and the right side remained blurry. Took it back and paid the extra money for the Canon and am very happy.

 
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

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Review Date: Apr 1, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $650.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Solid construction, quick focus, sharp throughout the image.
Cons:
Lens shadow at wide angle flash shots, very expensive.

Started with the Sigma 10-20 to save money on what I expected to be an occasional lens but found with testing that the right side of the image was fuzzy while the left remained sharp regardless of the shutter or f-stop settings. Took it back and spent more for this lens and love it. Most of my shots are indoors and this is a perfect lens to have on at all times. Working on how to resolve the lens shadow with flash at wider settings but that is a very minor problem.