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Canon Extender EF 1.4x II

Review Date: Nov 15, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $265.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Lightweight, keeps the existing focus range of your lens

Something often missed is that the extenders also work with the TS-E 90mm Tilt-Shift Lens. This is already a close focusing prime lens, and very sharp. With a Extender, you get more magnification so that it can double as a Macro lens, and the tilt mechanism helps you take macro shots that are in focus over a greater depth for those cases where you cannot physically put the axis of your lens perpendicular to the object.

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Review Date: Oct 6, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated


It looks like it is going on sale for $150.00 off come later this month. The "Instant Rebate is already active in Canada"

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX Macro 1:1 Lens

Review Date: Sep 23, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $50.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Low Cost Excellent mechanical and optical quality
Older models need to be rechipped for use with Canon DSLR's, and may not work with future models.

I bought mine for $50, and paid Sigma $75 to re-chip and clean it. It worked great with my 40D after that.

I found that 105mm was not really the best focal length for my usage at the time (too long), so I sold it to some lucky person.