AljoschaNiko's reviews

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Already very sharp at f/3.2, excellent build quality, good handling
    On my exemplar sharpness @200mm begin's at f/5.6

    As I got to shot pictures the first time with this lens, I felt that "High level" of this lens. It's really professional and very good in build quality and optical performance. But on my exemplar, the sharpness at 200mm just begins at f/5.6 and the "wow" effect of sharpness is at f/8. I expected to be a little bit sharper wide open. But when it's sharp and when you get one team with your lens, you can really produce awesome results! I highly recommend it to every one who needs excellent build quality and excellent optical performance as well as in low light situations!

    reviewed May 23rd, 2009 (purchased for $1,268)
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very sharp wide open from 100 to 250mm, very sharp at f/8 from 300mm and more, great build quality
    Smoothen & tighten ring to lock zoom is a bit weird to use for the first time

    When I touched this lens first (I have already a 70-200 2.8), I immediately knew: This is an L! The build quality is every time again so well build and so lovely. They have so good handling, though they are heavy (but I like heavy lenses :) ). I tested all the range from 100 to 400mm with every exposure, from wide open to f/11. I recognized sharpest results in the range of 100-250mm at f/8, but already wide open is very sharp and 100% useable. For best sharpness from around 250mm to 400mm I have to stop down to f/8 and 400mm shows also best sharpness at f/8! These results are from my exemplar and you maybe get other results. But if you stay at f/8, you should get very good results on every focal lengh. I love this lens and I highly recommend it for every one, who has the money and who want awesome quality, like known from the Canon L's!

    reviewed May 26th, 2009 (purchased for $1,637)