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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Apr 22, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, fast, fast focus, great contrast, solid build, not to heavy,
Cons:
could be a tad tad sharper at 1.8

I shoot with this as my primary portrait lens and i love it. I have been tempted to swap it out for the 1.2 L but A: i don't want to put that brick in my bag, and b: if i beat this one up, I can just go pick up another one to replace it.

See here http://www.ericjphotography.com/blog


 
Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Apr 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: sharp, light, cheap, good build
Cons:
only thing i can think of is f4, but it honestly hasn't been an issue as i can drag the shutter a lot @ 17mm

Such a great lens. I purchased it before there was a 16MKII but I have found this lens to be significantly sharper than the old 16-35 Tons of photos on my blog http://ericjphotography.com/blog I would be lost if it weren't in my bag. I should mention that i use it on a 5D and really would only suggest it on FF

 
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

EF10-22
Review Date: Apr 19, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $789.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Fast AF, FT Manual Focus, Great Color, Great Contrast, great sharpness up to f8, oh and it has 10mm
Cons:
performs poorly stopped down, front element moves when zooming, $$$ for a non"L", f3.5-4.5 ( I would have prefered a constant f4) a bit inconsistant with sharpnes

Well I have been trying to decide on this one for a WHILE!!! This lens has brought back the excitement of W/A photography to me, (lost with the 1.6 crop) here is one shot that makes me remember why I missed WA http://ericcotter.com/blog/index.php?showimage=114

All thought this lens is REAL sharp when it is on, there are sometimes when it should be sharp and it isnít (i.e. f8 @ 1/400) but it is worth the money. With the problem of dust on the sensor these days, I am surprised that Canon is still making $800 lenses with elements that suck in air/dust when zooming