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Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Review Date: Jun 9, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Affordable as candy on the used market; very light; compact; durable for its cost;
Soft in corners; CA a bit esp. at 20mm; most of its results need post boosting to sharpening, color, contrast

A used version of this lens sat for a number of months at a local camera shop. I was itching for a wide and couldn't disagree with its very low price, even for a used wide zoom. Even though it's range is limited by today's new lens offerings, it does fit a niche. The keys to this lens, really, are its low used price, its size and weight.

Some CA at 20mm, softish corners even on a crop. Manageable, but something to consider.

I actually like this lens. It fits anywhere easily and doesn't need babying or pampering.

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