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Creates unique shots, great for landscapes and, oddly close ups

Advantages: HSM, DC, great build quality, great fun
Disadvantages: light fall off can be an issue

...this lens as my focal range was limited to 18mm at the widest end, and had always wanted a good quality super wide angle lens without the rediculous distortion you get from cheap bolt on imports. I opted for the Sigma 10 - 20mm f/4 - 5.6 EX DC ...

markusrowe 03.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM - Canon

A must have lens for any photographer

Advantages: A lens for all photographers
Disadvantages: none

This is a great lens and will suite most amateur photographers needs. The detail and sharpness even at full zoom is fantastic even when hand held. The lens itself is light but feels very ruggedly built and is constructed of high quality glass which you wo ...

falcon1959 12.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Tamron 572D - telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 300 mm F/4.0-5.6 for Nikon F

Tamron 70-300mm telephoto lens

Advantages: good value, get what you expect, decent macro mode, large focal range for the price
Disadvantages: less than brilliant focusing: a bit noisy and slow, manual focus ring is a bit smooth

The Tamron 70-300mm telephoto lens is an entry level telephoto and macro lens aimed at people who are new to DSLRs... I got this lens at Jessops as part of my camera bundle, so i originally only paid about £100.00 for it. Having had it for roughly a year ...

zedos180 10.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Tamron 572D - telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 300 mm F/4.0-5.6 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

Excellent first telephoto lens.

Advantages: Light in weight for its size; ultra-fast focussing
Disadvantages: Faster lenses exist (at a price!); zoom range a modest x3

...I used one of these lenses on a 35mm camera for many years and now use it on my Canon 20D. It is light in weight, and, fitted with the essential but pricey lens hood, produces sharp, flare-free photos throughout the zoom range. It is easy to handle and ...

happydadtoo 24.10.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Canon telephoto zoom lens - 100 mm - 300 mm F/4.5-5.6 for Canon EF