JayceOoi's reviews

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Fast, sharp, light, good for portrait.
    soft at f/1.4

    It is a wonderful portrait lens. It is soft at f/1.4 but f/2 onward is sharp. I am glad that I own this lens.

    Check out the image quality here
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM photo samples

    reviewed November 30th, 2007 (purchased for $284)
  • Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    f/2.8, fast, silent, IS, sharp...
    Price? :P

    It is a great lens. Much better than the kit lens 18-55 II. You have f/2.8 for all the range from 17mm to 55mm. Addition with IS, you can get a sharp photo even in low light condition. This makes it a great general lens. It stays on my 400D most of the time. Only change it when prime lens or longer focal length is needed.
    I still did not see any dust after 3 months usage. Canon must have done something on new release. :D
    Here are some samples with 400D, 580 EX II, WhaleTail Flash Diffuser (clone)
    Lantern Festival 2007 at Auto-City (night)
    Christmas Caroling (night)

    reviewed January 5th, 2008 (purchased for $854)