mlacoursiere's reviews

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    crisp pictures

    I just got this lens and have not tried it under a lot of conditions, but the pictures I have taken came out really nice. Using it with an auto portrait setting, the pictures were very clear. I could not be happier!

    I will continue to try it with different settings as I learn more and may post additional comments at that time.

    But for now, it seems to be a really nice lens.

    reviewed January 11th, 2007 (purchased for $399)
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    usm is great! pictures come out pretty good most of the time
    occasionally colors seem distorted

    I read reviews about this lens and almost did not get the kit because of them, but decided to go ahead and get the kit.

    I feel like the pictures I am taking come out clear most of the time, although I am a novice and may not notice all of the problems that someone with more experience may.

    I was very happy with the crisp detail that I was able to get on my photos and did not see the problems that I had read in the review.

    Out of the box, I feel like this performs well, but do realize that there are better lenses, but for now, this will work! Eventually, I want a lens with a "real" zoom on it. I expected more (of course, I don't understand the zoom really well!). I am used to a regular "point & shoot" with a zoom and I was expecting a little something closer to that and was disappointed.

    All in all though, not a bad lens.

    reviewed January 11th, 2007