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

EF17-85
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.
Cons:
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

ef15mmf_28_1_
Review Date: Jun 23, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $610.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, color, focus, effects
Cons:
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:

http://www.jaimephotos.com/fisheye/




 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

ef70-200lisusm
Review Date: Dec 20, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, build quality.
Cons:
None

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.

www.jaimephotos.com


 
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

efs60_28macro_usm
Review Date: Apr 22, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $400.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, Color accuracy, Focus Accuracy
Cons:
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.

http://www.jaimephotos.com/


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

1750diII
Review Date: Mar 6, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $449.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Fast and accurate focusing, Sharp, good color saturation
Cons:
None

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

ef_28-105_35
Review Date: Nov 8, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $230.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Quite Sharp, build quality, fast focus, realible.
Cons:
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:

http://www.laplazita.net/europa