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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

16-35II
Review Date: Jun 17, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Full frame IQ, bokeh
Cons:
None

What Canon have achieved with this lens is nothing short of spectacular. To get a 16mm lens so sharp right to the edges of a full frame image (on an EOS 5D) with almost no CA is extremely impressive. Of course this comes at a high price but given how desirable this is it's worth every penny (or cent). The 82mm filter size may bother some but in my case I was replacing a Sigma wide angle lens with the same size so it's subjective. Possibly the ultimate wide-angle zoom.

 
Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX IF HSM APO

100-300if_1_
Review Date: Apr 2, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $750.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: f/4, speed, image sharpness
Cons:
Heavy but I can live with that!

Much much bigger than I was expecting but then if I'd done basic maths (300mm / 4 = 75mm) I'd have expected something bigger! Very pleased with the purchase, amazingly sharp images and the AF is so quick and quiet. Quick release on the tripod holder is a real help.