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Canon 75-300mm USM III - A good all-round lens but not perfect

Advantages: Speed, Appearance, Build quality, Price
Disadvantages: Picture quality at long focal distances

...I have read several positive reviews about the Canon 75-300mm USM III lens but I don't share other people's enthusiasm because it is not nearly as sharp as I would expect from a Canon lens. Of course, compared to the Canon L Series lenses, this is an ...

rabidbadger 01.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 USM MK III

Great lens

Advantages: great for taking pictures that are far away.
Disadvantages: decreases the quality as you zoom, can become loose at times.

...I have purchased this lens not long after the Canon EOS 550D. Upon opening the package, which was very well packed. I noticed that the quality of the lens was slightly lower than expected. I quickly reviewed the instruction manual telling me how to set up ...

xxkellywxx 14.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 USM MK III

Sigma 18-250 mm Lens - A Zoom With A View

Advantages: Compact for such a powerful lens. Good build quality. Probably the only size of lens I'll need.
Disadvantages: All zooms are something of a quality compromise.

I’ve always liked having a camera that can have interchangeable lenses, even if I don’t buy (m)any. In the case of my current DSLR (Digital Single Lens reflex) a Nikon D7000, I do actually have two lenses. a) The 18-105 mm ‘standard zoom’ supplied with t ...

BNibbles 01.02.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma telephoto zoom lens - 18 mm - 250 mm F/3.5-6.3 for Nikon F

A Prime Example

Advantages: Low light performance, sharpness, colour saturation and contrast
Disadvantages: Plasticy construction and poor feel of manual focus ring

Overview ------------- The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 sits in between the cheap-o f/1.8 mkII version and the ridiculously expensive f/1.2 L-series version. There was a crazy f/1.0L lens at one time but this seems to have been discontinued (presumably as nobod ...

buyer991 01.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Great macro, good telephoto

Advantages: Macro and telephoto in one.
Disadvantages: Sluggish autofocus when shooting close-up.

The 105mm focal length of this lens means that this lens serves both for telephoto and macro purposes - it deals with both of these well. For macro the lens is able to take pin-sharp photos from as little as around 15cm away, and the low aperture means th ...

TheBeepyDuck 03.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma EX macro lens - 105 mm F/2.8 for Nikon F