DanSlr's reviews

  • Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    "Normal view" for a APS-C camera, sharp, excellent bokeh, lightweight compared to zoom lenses, excellent built, great film lens
    Some "travelling" of the auto focus, difficult to focus in low light

    I recently got this after thinking about buying it for at least one year. After reading the reviews I decided to go for this one instead of the Sigma 30mm F1.4.

    This lens have been "glued" to my Canon 7D after I got it. The feel and "fun factor" of this lens is huge. This lens makes the focus point stand out like you want it to due to the F1.8. However, I choose to use F2.0 and above since F1.8 can seem a bit soft and some different colours than above F1.8.

    The bokeh is absolutely lovely. For filming this lens is superb. I wish it had IS, but so far it seems ok without it as well.

    For low light, handheld photo or filming on a APS-C sensor camera I would not hesitate to recommend this lens.

    Get it.

    reviewed December 31st, 2012 (purchased for $500)
  • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, sharp, sharp. Excellent field of view with 15mm and 85 is great for portraits
    Heavy, no hood included, "slow" with F5.6

    The best overall lens I ever had and I think this is the best "travel" lens you can have if you are looking for a sharp and smart lens. This lens will give you sharp pictures all the way. It is wide with its 15mm and it reaches mostly what I want with its 85mm. This is one my favorite and I use it if I need a zoom for travelling, indoor photo with flash (430 ex) or if I need to choose "one" lens to bring somewhere.

    I would not hesitate to purchase this lens. Sure it can seem pricy, but the quality feel and the sharp pictures it gives you it is only "expensive" before you buy it.

    Recommended for a APS-C Canon camera without a doubt.

    reviewed December 31st, 2012 (purchased for $600)