ggriffith's reviews

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    CHEAP! Good Images and very sharp
    Cheap Build and slow focus

    I've used this lens for a few years and have really liked it. It's been very sharp. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a USM like the 50mm 1.4, but it's also 1/2 price.

    This lens is nearly disposable at this price, but the images are very reliable.

    reviewed October 19th, 2005 (purchased for $75)
  • Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Decent Built, Sharp Images, Affordable compared to L glass
    No Hood included, Plastic Body, Not the "Smoothest" Zoom ring (could be fixed)

    I've used this lens for almost 2 years in a personal and professional environment. It has been a handy lens and is a terrific "walking-around" lens. I frequently leave it on my 1D Mark II and use it as a main lens unless I want to shoot ultra-wide or tele. All in all this has been a nice lens with a good zoom range and great images.

    Highly Recommened.

    reviewed October 19th, 2005 (purchased for $446)
  • Nikon 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF II AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Good Focus, Very Durable!
    It's BIG

    Very good lens. The newspaper I work for has a handful of these for their D2h bodies and after using it to shoot speeches, sports, and other media events I've been pretty happy. Coming from the Canon camp and shooting both this was a comfortable lens to use and the focus was pretty accurate.

    I like it and would recommend it. Sorry I can't tell you about price, but I didn't have to fit the bill. :)

    reviewed October 19th, 2005
  • Tamron 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    VERY WIDE, Great Price!
    Some vignetting if on a pro body, but this can be dealt with

    I've been very pleased with this lens. I usually stick with first party gear, but after borrowing a friend's 11-18 I was convinced and bought my own! This is a VERY fun lens!

    There are your usual tools that you'll use a lot but when you really want to get creative...Get Wide!

    I've had a blast using this lens and for the price you can't go wrong. Much easier to fit than Nikon's $1200 14mm or Canon's 15mm!

    reviewed October 19th, 2005 (purchased for $549)