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Best lens I have

Advantages: Perfect picture quality, fast and silent
Disadvantages: Prime... Zoom and Dezoom with your feet

I bought this lens to do portrait work but then I find myself using it more and more for every kind of pictures, compressed landscape, flower, nature, anything really. The quality of the pictures is just too great to miss. This lens is well balanced on a ...

bardall 12.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Nikon 16-85mm lens - does it deliver?

Advantages: Colors, bokeh, controlled chromatic aberration....and sharpness
Disadvantages: Price

Nikon 16-85mm lens is the digital answer to Nikon's highly popular 24-120mm lens in the film era. This lens has a great range, pretty accurate focussing and reasonable to excellent sharpness throughout its aperture range. My experience is based entirely ...

Sugato1971 05.04.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G VR ED AF-S DX Lens

Probably the best quality lens you can get for this sort of money

Advantages: Lightweight, relatively cheap
Disadvantages: No nano-coating like on the (way) more expensive primes in Nikon's range

Brilliant piece of kit for any photographer looking for high-quality shots on a relatively low-budget. Photos are sharp, with very shallow depth of field available to you if you need it. Definitely the lens to buy if you want to upgrade your kit lens, ...

walliswizard 08.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Canon APS-C Upgrade 'Kit' Lens

Advantages: Compact. Light. Good range. Decent image quality.
Disadvantages: Not highest build quality. Slow max aperture. Better option available.

The Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-f/5.6 IS USM lens is a big step up from the cheap n' nasty 18-55mm kit lens supplied with most entry-level Canon APS-C sized sensor DSLR cameras. However, it is far from perfect. Being an EF-S lens (the 'S' standing for short ...

davecham 26.12.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM

All purpose objective for Canon DSLR

Advantages: very fast AF mechanism, quiet operation, image stabilization
Disadvantages: feels a bit plastic, low-light performance not so good

When I bought my Canon EOS 20D, I was thinking about getting a cheaper Sigma or Tamron objective to go with it. But since the optical performance of those 3rd party can't keep up with the Canon ones most of the time, because of the reverse-engineered Auto ...

frozenace 11.07.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM