Huib's reviews

  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, Contrast

    If you can find a good copy of this lens I can recommand this lens. But I have tested 3 others lenses on a 1Ds2 which were not better then the Mark1

    reviewed October 28th, 2007
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

    1 out of 10 points and not recommended
    F1.2, construction quality
    Price, very bad performance

    I was also very disappointed with the purchase of this lens. I tried 4 copies on 1Ds2 and with the best one I went to the Canon service. They made the lens a lot better but the lens still shows more CA then any other lens I have.
    Buy it only if you really need to shoot wide open at F1.2. It is pretty sharp wide open but mine 24-70mm F2.8 is wide open at F2.8 sharper then the best 50mm F1.2 I could find (and after a visit in the Canon service) at F5.6 and with less CA.
    After testing 5 copies and 2 visits at the Canon Service I can only say that this lens is a joke!

    reviewed October 28th, 2007 (purchased for $1,800)