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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

Review Date: Feb 27, 2010 Recommend? no | Price paid: $80.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: Pretty sharp as one would expect from a normal prime.
Slow, noisy, slow, noisy focus. No USM. Worth build of any Canon lens I have seen to date.

This lens is just not worth it. If you have to eat rice or potatoes for a month and get the 1.4 instead. Using this lens was annoying enough I gave it to a friend who didn't have a fast prime and bought the 1.4.

This lens provides the worst user experience of any I have ever used.

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM

Review Date: Oct 25, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $6,500.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Great focal length for crop bodies. Nice build. IS
Could be better at 17. Could be faster

I think this lens gets a bad rap. No its not an L lens but it doesnt cost 1k either. Lets keep things in perspective. Its certainly a better focal length on a crop body then a 28-135.

I have taken pictures with this lens and an XT which are hanging on my wall 20" wide.

I was a satisfied customer