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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Review Date: Sep 12, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $840.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Extremely sharp Quick AF 1:1 Macro IS really helps with handheld macro shots Excellent build quality Pleasing bokeh makes it a good lens for portraits
Pricey.. Not sure it is really 2x as good as the non-IS version.

I picked this one up lightly used. The IS really helps with handheld macros. The AF is quick and accurate. I am really impressed by the sharpness, especially on a full frame camera. I have borrowed a friend's non-IS version and this one is slightly sharper but I am not sure that it is enough shaper to warrant a $440.00 premium. If you can justify the price it is a great lens if not then look to the non-IS version.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Review Date: Dec 29, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,500.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Build quality, AF speed, IQ, Low Noise at High ISO, beautiful colors.
Smallish LCD if you want to nit pick.

I picked up this camera used a fow months ago intending to use it as a backup to my 1DMkII. However the image quality and extremely rich colors that come out of this camera has made it my primary camera and relegated my 1DMkII to backup duties. It is without a doubt one of the finest, it not THE finest cameras that I have ever owned or used.

Nikon 135mm f/2D AF-DC Nikkor

Review Date: Dec 29, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $800.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: excellent low light lens, DC, extremely sharp, light weight makes it easy to use for long periods.
shallow DOF can cause AF to "hunt" at extreme angles

Wonderful lens. Probably my favorite lens in my bag. Excellent for low light action/sports photography in addition to portraits.