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An excellent Canon L series lens

Advantages: Solid build quality, excellent results, quick focussing, quiet motor
Disadvantages: Rather expensive, could be heavy if carrying around all day

New prices are around the £1100-1300 mark - I saw a second hand one in my local camera shop last spring for around £800 and jumped at the chance. Hardly used at the time, but I've made up for that now.... As an aviation photographer who specialising in ...

graeme10 25.02.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 AF

A serious lens for serious photographers!

Advantages: image quality, image stabilising feature
Disadvantages: Not cheap

This lens is a major purchase, as the typical retail price is £1,200-1,300. However, if you are keen on sports or wildlife photography the price is fully justified: The image quality is superb, very sharp, great colours. I first used this lens to photo ...

straightarm 19.08.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 AF

Good if you need the zoom

Advantages: zoom range, stabilisation
Disadvantages: awkward when hand-held

...I purchased a 100-400 IS L USM lens as my first long lens on a Canon EOS 10D. Initial impressions - solidly built, heavy (as expected), pretty sharp images. I used the lens for some months, mainly for bird photography. Carrying the lens attached to the 1 ...

tsahugh 08.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 AF

Good, reliable flashgun.

Advantages: Compact size.
Disadvantages: Shame it can't wirelessly trigger.

...This is my workhorse portably flash. I used it in conjunction with the Canon 5D body, and it's not let me down yet. It's equally at home being used directly on the camera, or being taken off and triggered with a cable or wireless trigger (you'll have t ...

LittleCharlie85 23.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Canon Speedlite 430EX II Hot-shoe clip-on flash

A must have fore budding photographers

Advantages: Better quality photos, easy to carry
Disadvantages: awkward aiming position

I recently acquired a new Canon EOS 600D to start me off in DSLR photography, I love taking pictures of portraiture and landscapes which have distinct focus, however to create this focus I have to use either a larger aperture or a slower shutter speed, as ...

KayleighMcharris 27.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Canon Infrared Camera remote control for Camera