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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Review Date: Feb 26, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: you have a lot of fun with the lens, very sharp, even at 2.8, fast autofcus
price, a bit heavy

A long time I wavered between the Canon 70-200 f4 and almost twice as heavy and twice as an expensive Canon 70-200 f2.8. But already after the first long walk with my new acquisition I can say that the decision for the 2.8er was the right one.

Ok, the lens is not light and it is not suitable to be hung for hours with the camera around your neck. But with the right straps, e.g. Sun Sniper, the camera and lens can be carried for a longer time without any problems. The 70-200 2.8 is well in hand and focuses very quickly. Due to the large aperture the viewfinder is very bright, it definitely makes a lot of fun with this lens to go on photo tour.

Mor info and sample picture of my first photowalk with the lens on
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Review Date: Jan 25, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: excellent image quality, robust, it's L
high price

So I think now after a year I can draw a conclusion. The lens did not disappoint me. The lens is like to expect really robust and comfortable in the hand. It's really a pleasure to work with it. I don't miss IS, since it's not really necessary at this focal length.

The Canon EF 16-35 L II 2.8 provides excellent wide-angle shots, though of course there are distortions at the edges. They can easily be removed using Lightroom. It delivers consistently sharp images even down to the edges, my EOS 5D Mk II tends to light overexposure with this lens. A look at the histogram is therefore recommended after the shot.

You can find sample pictures on my web site:

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: May 1, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: always on lense - perfect partner for every day use - good image quality - robust
none up to last week - then I had to bring it to the service ( about 6000 pictures, 3,5 years old)

The Canon EF 24-105 f/4,0 L IS USM is the ultimative "Always-On"-Lense. I shot more than 60% of my pictures with this wunderful lense. On both cameras, the EOS 20D and the 5D Mk II this lense delivers a very good image quality.

Sample picture you can find here:

It was my first L lense, I bought, and from the first day I was fascinated by the lense. It felt quite different to the other kit-lenses I have been using before. The lense promises a lot of fun. The focal range is perfect for the every day use. The autofocus is fast and accurate. And it's really sharp - even on the 5D Mark II I am really happy with the image quality. There are some chromatic abberiations if you zoom in to 100%, but with lightroom it's easy to correct it, if necessary.

The protection of the lense makes it also really robust. I had used the lense on several trip, and didn't get dust on the sensor. Even on the trek through the chilean volcanic area - Circuito de los Cóndores -, with a lot of dust, I didn't experience any problems.

The only negative thing I have to tell, is, that now after about 6000 pictures made with the lense (3,5 years old), I had to bring it to the Canon service, because I got on the EOS 5D Mk II the message Err 01. Probably it will cost me 300€...

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Review Date: Apr 13, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Very good image quality with good light - not too heavy - not too expensive - great deal
autofocus is not really fast without excellent light.

I used this lens with my EOS20D and EOS5DMkII. On both cameras I had the same pros and cons. It is a perfect lense on a sunny day. The wide range and the excellent image quality under this condition is just a dream. However, if the light is not the good, the autofocus does not really work fast, so that taking pictures of moving animals can be a bit difficult.
Knowing its cons, I love the lense, and it is always in my bag...

Samples you'll find at my web site:
-> go to Fotographie and you will see the blog

Kind Regards

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Review Date: Jan 30, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: light weight, sharp, great IQ
not really found one.

I used this lens with my EOS20D. This lens opened a new world for the crop camera. Now it was possible to make real good landscape pictures. The lens is very light weight so it's almost a pleasure to carry it. The autofocus is fine. The IQ is great if you consider the 10mm! I loved it. No I change to the 5DMkII and with my 24-105L I do now miss the 10mm (corresponding 16mm).

Samples you'll find at my web site:
-> go to Fotographie and you will see the blog

Kind Regards