marp's reviews

  • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    image quality, constant max aperture 2.8
    noisy autofocus, some vignetting on the wide end fully open

    I bought this lens as a replacement for the Canon kit lens. I am perfectly satisfied with it and can recommend it to everybody. You would hardly find better lens in this price range.

    The lens is sharp and has great image quality, the only downside is that there is some vignetting visible on the wide end when wide open (but that is not a big deal, see for example

    The 17-50 range together with the maximum aperture of 2.8 make this lens almost ideal for indoor shots without flash.

    I have some pictures taken with this lens in this set on Flickr
    (taken with Canon EOS 1000D (Rebel XS)).

    reviewed August 23rd, 2010 (purchased for $460)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    price, sharpness, build quality, size

    This is my first "L" lens and I really like it. The images are sharp, the auto focusing is fast. The build quality is superb.
    I love the look of the pictures the lens makes, the contrast and the nice bokeh.

    I chose this one over the f/2.8 mostly because of the size. It is not very heavy. Also the smaller size is an advantage, if you travel a lot like me.

    If you wish, have a look at some pictures taken with this lens in this set on my flickr. all were take with my Canon EOS 7D.

    reviewed July 31st, 2012 (purchased for $700)