polizonte's reviews

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp @ f4-f8, relatively low distortion, good focus
    feels delicate

    This lens was acquired to be used with a 5Dmkii - both were purchased at almost close-out prices so I consider them to be bargains. Shooting mostly from f4-f8, the lens produces sharp images with very little distortion and nice colors. To minimize reflections and to protect the delicate focusing mechanism (the inner barrel protrudes when focused closer than infinity) for $21 the lens shade is a worthwhile accessory but should have been included with the lens.

    reviewed December 31st, 2012 (purchased for $299)
  • Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    low distortion, good contrast, light weight, sufficiently sharp

    If I can only carry one camera while on vacation or when weight limit is an issue, this is the lens I most often use with my D800e. Informal people photos, landscapes, and close-ups/copy-work, the 60mm G is a good bargain lens.

    reviewed July 28th, 2015