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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

ef50mmf_14usm_1_
Review Date: Sep 6, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Price, F1.4
Cons:
Build, Slower AF but much faster than 85L or 50 F1.8 MKII, Soft till F2.

Plus,

Price. There is nothing to say here. for the price its a great lens.

F1.4. Remember all those photos that you couldn't take before because 1, you had no flash or 2, your lens was F4 ? well thats problem is solved now.

Down.

Build. The build is not great. one of my mates dropped his from 30cm hight ... broken AF

Slow AF and Hunts in low light. But much faster than the F1.8MKII

Soft till F2/F2.2, sweet spot at F5.6 on a Crop and Great from F3.5 to F8 on a FF.


 
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

ef135mmf_2l_1_
Review Date: Sep 6, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $850.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fast AF, Sharp at F2, Price.
Cons:
None

Plus

One of the best indoor sports lens money can buy.

Its sharp all the way down to F2, even with TC 1.4X 189mm at F2.8.

Very Fast AF, Does well even with limited light on a pro body.

Price is value for money. one of my cheapest Ls just above the 70-200 F4 and 17-40 F4.

Downside.

Abit Far on a 1.6FOV Body but that has nothing to do with the lens.





 
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

16-35II
Review Date: Sep 6, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,500.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Good build quality, Fast AF
Cons:
Price, not as sharp at both ends. 82mm filter ? B+W MRC KSM 82mm CPL Cost alot.

I have had this lens for just over a year now. I use it with my 5D and my 350D. I also own the 17-40 F4L USM.

However I now rarely use the 17-40mm, many people will disagree or ask why. considering the 17-40mm is sharper at both ends. but do you always shoot on F22 or at 16mm ? the sweet spot for this lens is at 22mm F5.6/F8.

Well there are 2 really good reasons you will want to buy this lens if you are considering.

one, low light, if you are always shooting in low light or indoors say, parties or sports events where you are on hand held all the time without a tri/mono pod the 2.8 really makes a big difference from getting the shoot to not.

two, the build quality with a good filter on it you complete the weather sealing. when you have both the 17-40mm and 16-35mm in your hands you will feel the difference.

If money is not a issue this is a great lens to go for.