fanzler's reviews

  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended

    What I'd like to say, this glass isn't comparable to a 70-200. It is a 70-300. It is black. It extends and rotates frontwise. But obviously there is something in it (magic, for example) which prevents hitting it with objects. One simply does not use it as a club. :) It is a very nice lens. The images are not as sharp as they would be when using a prime. But it is not a prime. The IS is a great invention. I should tell you that you must not look in the cul-de-sac of the free trade of aperture versus shutter time. It never existed. So this lens can't be used as a fast lens. IS may enable you 3 stops but it does enable you one or two with sharp results (you do not stretch your weight to the nominal strength of the rope either). The 300 end is soft a bit, it is something of an emergency tool - but it is generous to nice female faces.

    reviewed October 1st, 2006
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended

    Do not try to use it! You'll become a hopeless addict. This lens makes better images than its Big Brother the 135/2L does - I believe.

    reviewed October 1st, 2006