the_photo_nut's reviews

  • Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF 193

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    good build, IQ and sharpness. excellent price.
    a little soft wide open and could be faster

    I have had this lens as a temporary lens till I had enough money to purchase a Canon 17-40 f4L lens. Shot many family outings and parties with it. So far all pics have come out very sharp with good detail, color and contrast. I was pleasantly surprised. I did use a Canon 430ex flash with it indoors. Lens still performed very well. With the money I paid for it and quality of the photos I had gotten, I may just save my money for the 17-40 and keep this lens as my primary wide angle lens. Enjoy !!!

    reviewed January 22nd, 2007 (purchased for $100)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    excellent quality, build, IQ and price.

    Just absolutely the best bargain lens Canon has ever produced. For the price, you are getting an "L" lens with all the "L" quality and build. Lens produces awesome IQ, color and contrast. With good lighting, you cannon beat the pics this lens produces. On my 30D body this lens is so sharp than the pics jump out at you. The detail is fantastic. I had to do very little post processing on them. Highly recommended lens to all Canon users. Enjoy !!!

    reviewed January 22nd, 2007 (purchased for $500)