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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Nov 21, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Super sharp even wide open, fast focus, useful range, f/2.8, tank-like build
Cons:
my copy rattles a little bit on my 20D, but it hasn't affected anything. It's heavy but not like some reviews would make you think. I don't use a tripod/monopod with it.

I use this lens for indoor and outdoor sports, performances, speakers, portraiture, some landscape, pretty much everything that doesn't call for super lowlight (the 2.8 is excellent but somtimes you just have to have faster), and anything that doens't require a wider approach. This is an excellent thing to thave in my kit, though I don't know that I'd recommend it as an only lens. The only real problem I have is that 200 isn't often long enough for sports, but I'd much rather use this lens and crop than a 70-300 at 5.6, and I'm still saving my coins for a 300/2.8. I really really like this lens.

 
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus

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Review Date: Jun 6, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Quick focusing, sharp even at f/2.8, sf can be fun, price is right.
Cons:
Wish it focused a little closer, and build leaves something to be desired, but what can you expect from this price point?

I use this lens for close up sports, candids, and assorted stuff, and it works very well- I've never really had a problem with the focus speed or the sharpness, and the SF can be kinda neat.