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Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

Review Date: Mar 4, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $600.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Zoom range, fast focus, accurate, not too sharp but not to soft, reliable, Image Stabilization.
Some Purple Fringing, some Distortion wide open.

Zoom Range, Image Stabilization and being reliable is what makes me not to get rid of this lens. This is the lens that I would never sell.

Because of the zoom range, I will take this lens anywhere. Although not too sharp, the IS and accuracy in this lens helps a lot.

I have used this lens outdoors and for travel, as well as for indoors event, parties, babieshowers, etc. Everything informal.

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Review Date: Jun 23, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $610.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp, color, focus, effects
None that I think of. Perhaps no IS ?

This lens produce good quality images with nice effects. It is not fully wide if you use cropped sensors, like Canon XT.

But in overall, I love this lens. It is fantastic for Arquitecture Landscape photography, and definetly will be in my arsenal for my trip to Europe.

Samples here taken with Canon XT:


Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Dec 20, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp, build quality.

I have mounted this lens on my XT and XTI. No complain.
Some nice samples in this site.

Taken with this lens: Simply Sofia, and Maternity shots.


Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Review Date: Apr 22, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $400.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp, Color accuracy, Focus Accuracy
Slow focus in low contrast areas

This lens is very nice. Not just good for macro, but for portraits and landscapes. I'm having fun with this lens. I can achieve nice effect and be creative in closeups.

I used to have a Canon 17-40 mm L lens, but this one is a lot sharper.

I never take this lens out of my spare Canon XT ( I also have a Canon XTI with 17-85 mm IS).

Here some samples of my shots at the Zoo with the Canon 60 mm. As you can see it is not just for Macro.


Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]

Review Date: Mar 6, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $449.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Fast and accurate focusing, Sharp, good color saturation

Get this lens instead of the kit 18-55 lens that come with the camera. The f 2.8 is a plus. I really don't mind the sound made by the focusing motor. In fact some times call people's attention.

I had previously owned the Canon 17-40 L, but some times I prefered to use this Tamron. Specially because focusing was more accurate.

This is a lens to always have in your camera. I have used them for night parties, as well as indoors sport events where the ambient light is low, but the 2.8 helped me out a lot.

Photographing people is nice with this lens. Exposure and skin tones are perfect. Some times a little bit oversaturated, but that is not a major issue.

Canon EF 28-105 F/3.5-4.5 II USM

Review Date: Nov 8, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $230.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Quite Sharp, build quality, fast focus, realible.
None for that price, althought I wish this lens started at 17 mm

For that price, I would by this lens again. I have used them in weddings and in my trip to Europe in April 2006

I took around 5000 pictures in Europe and the lens never hesitated.

See pictures I took with this 28-105 lens: