Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L (full format) review at Photozone

"The Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L is one of the most popular L class lenses thanks to its relatively affordable price and its dual purpose scope - it can serve as a standard zoom lens on APS-C DSLRs and it's an ultra-wide zoom lens with an attractive range on full format DSLRs.

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II (full format) review at Photozone

"Launched back in spring 2007 the EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II is the latest ultra-wide zoom lens made by Canon. Regarding its rather steep pricing of around 1400€/US$ it's primarily targeting the professional market segment. Compared to its predecessor Canon claims to have "improved the peripheral image quality at the wide-angle end". Certainly an interesting aspect regarding the rather

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Canon EF 135mm f/2 USM L (full format) review at Photozone

"The Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM is one of the medium tele lenses in the Canon lineup and a member of Canon's prestigious "L" (Luxury) class. A few years ago we performed a test in the APS-C scope already and it turned out to be a superb performer here so it's naturally interesting to check its qualities on a high resolution full format body as well now.

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Canon joins the leaky chorus, 3 new lenses appear.

The trio consists of the EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM, EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM, and the Duke Nukem Forever of lenses, the elusive EF 24-70 f/2.8L II.

No other accurate info what so ever about specs, what you see in the photos is what you can figure out. Whoever dislikes a new EF 24-70 f/2.8L  without image stabilization, can go with the newly announced Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD. I bet it will turn out to be a very descent piece of optical engineering. This leak served to us by the Japanese leak outlet, Digicame-Info.com.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM L IS macro (Full Format) review at Photozone

"The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM L IS macro is the 6th macro lens in the Canon EF lens lineup. The lens does not replace the highly popular EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro but is meant as a higher quality option featuring Canon's proven lens-based IS (Image Stabilizer). Just like most IS lenses the design complexity increased quite a bit from only 12 elements in 8 groups in the "conventional" macro lens

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Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L review at Photozone

"The Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L is the widest tilt-shift lens available on the (consumer) market - that's not just in Canon land but across all brands. We will elaborate on the tilt-shift (thus TS) function in more detail later on but for starters - the tilt aspect refers to the focus plane which is normally co-planar to the sensor plane. You can "tilt" the background/foreground focus by tilting the focus plane making

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Canon EF 2x II Extender Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"Because the Canon EF 2x II Extender is multiplying the aberrations/flaws of the lens it is mounted behind by 2x, there will be noticeable degradation in image quality when using the 2x. Sharpness and contrast take a hit with all but the best lenses. Additional CA (Chromatic Aberration) is introduced as is slight barrel distortion, but vignetting is somewhat reduced (only using the center of the

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Canon EF 1.4x II Extender Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"Though most compatible lenses have widest apertures of at least f/4, some of the longer ones have an f/5.6 native maximum aperture. Since most non-1-Series Canon camera bodies need a minimum wide open aperture setting of f/5.6 for autofocus to work, only Canon 1-Series camera bodies will autofocus these f/8 1.4x combinations. The lens and extender combo can always be used in manual focus mode. A narrow maximum wide aperture creates a dark viewfinder that makes manual focusing even harder. 

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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"What you get for the size and money is equally as striking. 

Build quality that is exceptional - the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens is at least as well built as any Canon L Lens currently produced. The 400 f/2.8 IS is definitely made to take the rigors of professional sports photography. Weather sealing protects against

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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"As illustrated in the above picture, thin DOF (at f/2.8) combined with 300mm telephoto compression can produce a beautiful OOF (Out of Focus) background - easily separating your subject from an otherwise distracting background. Bokeh (background/foreground blur quality) is very good - an 8-blade aperture helps in this regard. 

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Canon EF 200mm f/1.8 L USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"My mint, high serial number, $4,600 Canon EF 200mm f/1.8 L USM Lens arrived safely - and quickly after a short stop in customs. My understanding is that this lens originally cost about $4,500 but was selling for as little as $3,400 before it was discontinued in 2003 (more about this later). 

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"...Well, those were my first impressions anyway. I have since come to like the weight of the lens. Because I am frequently using the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens in low light conditions, my shutter speed is often dragging (long). The weight of the lens helps it to remain still during the shot. I am also getting used to the fatness feature. It seems to anchor well in my hand - also aiding steadiness. And the hood wobble? Well, the hood is very easy to get on and off - it is very forgiving to installation misalignment. And the wobble does nothing to hinder performance.

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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Tilt-Shift Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"The Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Tilt-Shift Lens' tilt and shift movements are perpendicular to each other as shipped from the factory. Canon Service can modify TS-E lenses for parallel movements (many opt for this change). Or - at your own risk - if you are mechanically inclined/daring, you can easily make this change yourself. Place the lens on its front lens cap (objective end) on a non- . . . read more

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"Perhaps my biggest disappointment with the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L USM Lens is the significant light fall-off at f/2.8 - well over four stops in full-frame corners. This can be easily seen even in the 1.3x FOVCF sample photos above - the one on the left taken at f/2.8 and the one on the right at f/8. Stopping down to at least f/8 is required to get a vignetting-free image on a full-frame body. 1.3x and 1.6x . . . read more

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"As with all Canon Super Telephoto L Lenses, build quality of the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens is excellent. The focus ring and the many switches resident on the lens all work smoothly. It will be obvious to any photographer that this is a very high quality piece of equipment - professional grade.  . . . read more

Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"I was laughing when I took the picture, but I have gotten many more laughs from the online discussions that have occurred over this picture. Just to set the record straight ... 1. I did not use the 500 to tie the girl down. 2. I did not make her carry it for me. 3. My wife is just outside of the picture to the left - there was NO CHANCE my 500 was going to hit the floor. Thanks for the laughs!  . . . read more

Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"The Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens is expected to be available in 2011 (Update: On Nov 15, 2011, Canon announced that this lens has been delayed until an unknown future date. Update 2: On Jan 3, 2012, Canon USA informed me that this lens is expected to be available in April). A full Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens review is planned upon availability of this lens.  . . . read more

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review @ The-Digital-Picture

"The answer to the second question was quickly answered upon lifting the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV mounted, to my eye during the Canon Expo 2010. I can handhold this one! I cannot understate the dramatic difference in weight - and this weight difference starts making the difference in price appear smaller (especially if shoulder or back surgery is . . . read more

Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"Combining a light and relatively fast lens with IS (Image Stabilization) makes handholding even more possible. The Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens' tripod sensitive IS enables handheld shots at about 2 f-stops slower than a non-IS 400mm lens. Remember - IS will not stop subject motion. Both Mode 1 and 2 IS are available. Mode 1 IS attempts to stop camera/lens motion in all . . . read more

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"The Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens is relatively light in weight but very solidly built. It feels long and narrow in your hand - and feels even lighter than it is. This feel is most similar to the Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens. The built-in slide-out lens hood is very convenient.

A member of the Canon L Lens Series, the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens' overall optical and mechanical performance are

Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"With Canon's Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor), the 300 f/4 IS focuses accurately very fast. I find focus accuracy to be very good - especially when shooting sports in AI Servo mode. While the AF motor is quiet, expect a mild clunking sound at each AF movement start and stop. FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing is enabled.  . . . read more

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"The Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens focuses very quickly, quietly and accurately using Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor). Like the 135 f/2 L, the 200 f/2.8 L uses a rear-focusing design that is completely internal - the lens does not extend. FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing is enabled. A focus limiting switch enables close distance focusing to be limited to 3.5m for improved performance. Fast-action sports . . . read more

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"Canon's macro lenses are all very sharp - and the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens is no exception. The 180 L is sharp wide open, from center to full frame corners, with little improvement when stopped down. Since DOF (Depth of Field) is so shallow at near-life-size (1:1) magnifications, very narrow apertures are often used to keep as much of the subject in focus as possible. And since . . . read more

Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 With Softfocus Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"Turning the softfocus ring past 0 dials in spherical aberration that produces a dreamy glow. The amount of effect is determined in part by the aperture and softfocus settings - and can easily be overdone. At f/2.8, a softfocus setting above 1 will probably be too strong for most tastes. Below f/4, a softfocus setting of 2 will likely be too strong for most people. Like many other aspects of photography, . . . read more

Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"Vignetting is strong at f/2 on a full-frame body, but images quickly smooth out when the lens is stopped down. Distortion is very well controlled with only slight pincushion distortion. Color and contrast are very nice. 

An f/2.0 aperture is extremely wide (fast) for this focal length. This the second longest focal length Canon EF lens currently

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"Utilizing USM (Ultrasonic Motor), the Canon 100 Macro internally focuses very fast, quietly and very accurately. I've been questioned on the fast AF statement several times since writing this review. I've rechecked my lens and, though it takes a little time to go from 1:1 macro to infinity, it focuses very fast at normal focusing distances. The second person to question this exchanged their lens for another . . . read more

Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"The Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM Lens also shares the Canon EF 85 f/1.8 Lens' wide 8-blade aperture. Low light action sports is a specific task the 100 f/2 is well suited for. This lens works well for indoor events. The less-demanding daytime outdoor sports should not be a problem for the 100 f/2, but many prefer using a good zoom lens (such as the Canon EF 70-200 f/4 L USM Lens or the Canon . . . read more

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens' tilt and shift movements are perpendicular to each other as shipped from the factory. Canon Service can modify TS-E lenses for parallel movements (many opt for this change). Or - at your own risk - if you are mechanically inclined/daring, you can easily make this change yourself. Place the lens on its front lens cap (objective end) on a non- . . . read more

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens is relatively inexpensive but yields very good image quality. It is reasonably sharp wide open, but really shines from f/2.8 on. 

Wide open, vignetting will be apparent even on a 1.6x FOVCF body. Full frame body users will see some vignetting remaining at f/2. 

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"The undamped focus ring turns too freely in my personal opinion. It is super smooth, but harder to fine tune. Avoid grasping the MF ring when mounting/dismounting the lens. And very important - make sure that you do not turn the MF ring while shooting in AF mode as FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing is enabled. Especially if you are focusing and recomposing. The natural location to hold this lens . . . read more

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