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Canon's sharpest zoom is a rock, or brick

Advantages: Awesomely sharp. Wide Aperture gives great control. Great colour.
Disadvantages: A little fragile. Would prefer with Image Stabiliser.

This is the professional photographer's portrait zoom lens of choice. The constant F/2.8 aperture across the zoom range provides excellent performance in low-light, and the best control over depth of field in any zoom lens on the market today. Lens pe ...

GilesGuthrie 26.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Canon zoom lens - 24 mm - 70 mm F/2.8 for Canon EF

The Canon 55-250mm IS is what Sherlock Holmes would use!

Advantages: nice zoom, sharp focus, premium feel
Disadvantages: some pincushion and barrel distortion, slight curvature of focal plane, some colour fringing

...Since my previous review about the 18-55 IS lens was very well received, I decided to sort of iterate on that and review little kit lens' bigger brother, the Canon EF-S 55-250 IS lens, which is in fact another kit lens, a sort of continuation of the previ ...

easycom 25.08.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS

Brilliant Lens - Brilliant Price

Advantages: Price, Quality
Disadvantages: None

...I bought this lens to accompany my Canon EOS 450d and it really has been a brilliant purchase. Pick one up on Amazon for well under £200 which is an absolute bargain. It has very good build quality and you really will notice the picture quality differen ...

quininho 28.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS

The best 50mm prime lens for canon cameras

Advantages: Tack sharp from f1.2 all the way through, excellent bokeh, tough and durable
Disadvantages: Expensive, no sharper than 50mm f1.8 at narrower apertures

Having owned the Canon 50mm f1.4 for a few years and finding it was a lens I used a lot I thought it was about time I upgraded and treated myself to a new 50mm prime lens and the Canon 50mm f1.2L was the top of my list. The first thing I will say about t ...

photo81 13.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF lens - 50 mm F/1.2 for Canon EF

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