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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 ...

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Review of Canon EF lens - 50 mm F/1.2 for Canon EF

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

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'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

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