andrewc's reviews

  • Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    excellent range, IS, quite sharp if you get a good copy, fulltime manual focus
    doesn't feel as solid as I'd like

    This lens is the one I use more than any other because of its versatile range and the added security that IS gives me. Knowing the basics such as stopping down a bit to get the most sharpness helps to achieve great results from this lens. It's the perfect general-use lens, and one I've not found a suitable replacement for. I bought mine right when they were introduced in the late 90's, hence the higher cost. I'd love for it to be a 2.8 in addition to the IS, or a 24-135 2.8IS, but then the cost would be rediculous. This is a great lens, one of my favorites for sure.

    reviewed October 20th, 2005 (purchased for $550)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    SHARP! fast autofocus, excellent IS, superior performance all around.
    heavy and expensive, but worth every penny and ounce.

    This is a stellar lens! The sharpness is truly impressive as is the overall performance of the lens. Color and contrast are excellent, excellent bokeh. I find that it's useful in so many different situations from sports to portraits, as well as a lot of landscape applications. Mated to my 20D it's perfect!

    reviewed October 22nd, 2005 (purchased for $1,695)