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Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF 193

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Review Date: Feb 20, 2010 Recommend? no | Price paid: $130.00 | Rating: 4 

 
Pros: Great range for a 1.6 crop. Heavy and sturdy, at least it looks to be. Enough sharpness to satitisfy me.
Cons:
Could use a bit more width, 77mm filters, heavy, it weighs more then camera, could be sharper. Build quality not as good as it would appear.

Does a pretty good job in low light and blows away the canon 28-90 kit lens I was using before this

Biggest issue for me is that I've had this guy and used it lightly and carefully for about 4 years and its starting to fall apart. The mount has came loose, screws fell out of the plastic ring which the autofocus is mounted and now its stuck in autofocus. 18-55 IS beats this in every regard. Maybe that's all I should expect but my other lenses are older and still solid.



 
Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM

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Review Date: Jul 18, 2004 Recommend? no | Price paid: $50.00 | Rating: 2 

 
Pros: Cheap, good autofocus
Cons:
Everything else

Bought this as my first canon lens for my first D-SLR. First few pictures I took with it seemed pretty good, until I started comparing them to other pictures. Focus is very soft, colors loose saturation, pictures just seem lifeless when taken with this lens. I've seen low end point and shoot zooms with better optics them this. Of course I only paid 50 bucks but that still seems like a rip off.

On the plus side if you use maximum zoom and get really close to things it seems to make OK macros