kzr63g's reviews

  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp from 2.8 Does not prolong when focusing. Relatively fast AF.
    F 32 is not so sharp.

    Used it for a long period of time.
    Very satisfied.
    Sharp from full opening. But could be better at 32 (I rarely use this f-stop).
    Nice that this lense do not prolong when focusing.
    A shade should have been included (you have to by extra).
    Fast USM.
    Internal focusing is something I like.

    reviewed January 9th, 2007 (purchased for $850)
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    L guality build, splash-proof
    soft corners at 2.8

    Corners are soft on my D60 at F 2.8.
    Build quality very good.

    reviewed January 9th, 2007
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very sharp even with 1.4TC, build quality
    heavy, cost

    This is the sharpest lens I have.
    Very good also with 1.4TC
    I have used it alot on guinea pig shows and there F2.8 is essential.
    IS is very useful.
    VERY satisfied.

    reviewed January 9th, 2007 (purchased for $2,700)
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    build quality, splash proof,

    I have no problem with AF on my old D60.

    This is the lens I use most.
    Very nice IQ

    Is heavy when using a whole day...

    Balances nicely when camera grip (with 2 batteries) is used on camera.

    reviewed January 9th, 2007 (purchased for $1,500)
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    useful for wildlife pictures
    not the sharpest but my lens is sharp

    Semse there is variation in lens quality on this lense. My lense is sharp even at 400 mm but if you compare with a primary lense of same focal length this lense in not as good.
    With 1.4TC image quality decreases but still useful.
    Do not use 2.0 TC.
    On non Eos 1 cameras AF will not work with 1.4TC.
    There is a work-around by putting tape on 3 pins on backside of lens. But with bad light the lens will start AF hunting...
    Pump zoom. Many are afraid of dust entering thru the pump construction, but so far nothing on my lense (used 1 year).
    IS works well.

    reviewed January 9th, 2007 (purchased for $1,900)
  • Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM

    3 out of 10 points and recommended
    cheap, not heavy
    IQ bad, plastic cameramount

    I have version 1 of this lense bought for my APS SLR to get a light travel pack. This was 1997.

    As other have said; this is a cheap lense and that shows. Build guality is ... plastic..., lens quality = works but not good, but my lense is suprisingly sharp at 200mm stopped down to 8.0
    Plastic camera mount. My lense shows wearing after 10 years.
    I have since replaced this lence by L lenses and there is a very huge IQ difference. Especially contrast and color reproducing. This lense gives blueish images compared to L lenses.
    I still have it when hiking because there is not much extra weight in my backpack. And it does not matter if this lens gets smashed during the hike!

    reviewed January 9th, 2007