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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

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

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

A perfect entry level macro lens

Advantages: Fantastic, clean, sharp images, good build quality, almost silent AF
Disadvantages: I wish I'd have bought the 100mm!

...I purchased this lens as I started to become more and more interested in photographing bugs and insects close up. I decided on the this lens because it was the cheapest that Canon offered. The 100mm lens was £100 more (£460) so thought I'd rather bu ...

thewedge 08.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro