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Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

Review Date: Jul 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $419.95 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Solid Build, Good Size,
None that you would find in any wide angle lens

I have worked with this lens for nearly two years now and I am very happy with the results from it. I have produced 20 by 30ís that are beautiful so I am forced to wonder why the lens gets such a bad rap. This lens performs best from f4 to about f16 around f22 the lens seems to get soft again, but not that bad. The 20mm does not have as much contrast as 17-40, but that is not a bad thing. I found this lens to render colors accurately which is all you can really ask for. What really surprised me is how much I really use this lens. After reviewing my images I use this lens for about 1/3 of my images. One issue is that 20mm on a 1.6x image sensor is not that wide and in the future I will likely get the 12-24 Tokina to fill in a gap in my lens coverage. However all and all when using this lens in practical real world image making itís a solid performer that can deliver high quality results.