ddesimoni's reviews

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    inexpensive, sharp, fast, light weight
    noisy, plastic mount

    Great lens, always enjoy using it even at 1.8

    One of the few lenses that you could use an IR filter since there is no special element coating on the front of the lens (which normally creates hot spots on specially coated L lenses)

    reviewed November 18th, 2006 (purchased for $80)
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp, light weight (as compared to 2.8 or 4.0), built in hood
    no focus with 1.4 canon extender.

    Great lens, purchased it used and every lens I tested prior we're equally sharp.

    the only disappointment was when using a 1.4 canon extender and the focus mechanism is disabled

    reviewed November 18th, 2006 (purchased for $950)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    2.8, fast AF, sharp
    none

    this is my normal walk around lens, works great with the canon 1.4 extender.

    Do I miss IS, NO, having seen resolution test of this lens versus the IS, I decided to pick this lens. Have I missed a few shoots with the IS, sure, is it worth the difference in cost and lower resolution, NO.

    reviewed November 18th, 2006 (purchased for $1,100)
  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    2.8, fast AF, sharp
    took a while to find a sharp lens, barrel extends

    after my 70-200 2.8L this is my 2nd most used lens.

    my first copy was soft but my second copy was sharp.

    Great color, great saturation and image quality through out.

    reviewed November 18th, 2006 (purchased for $600)