Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Interchangeable Lens review at photodo

"Weighing around 425g, you can tell there is a fair bit of glass inside this lens, thanks to the fast f/1.8 maximum aperture. Still it isn't overly heavy and the lens balances extremely well on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II used for testing. The lens barrel is constructed mostly from high quality plastics and the lens mount

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Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Interchangeable Lens review at photodo

"Weighing 460g, this lens isn't overly heavy or light, but at only 73.5mm long, it is quite compact and it balances extremely well on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II used for testing. High quality plastics have been used for much of the lens barrel's construction and the lens mount is metal. Build quality overall is very good. It may not be up to the weather sealed standards of Canon's 'L' series lenses, but it is certainly . . . read more

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS review at SLR Gear

"Canon dropped an early Christmas present with the announcement of this consumer-level lens. As an upgrade from the 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 USM EF-S lens that is bundled as the standard ''kit'' lens with many Canon dSLR cameras, many Canon photographers may be looking to Santa longingly. And Santa's

budget may not be pushed too far, with an announced price point of $199. . . . read more

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM review at SLR Gear

"Mounted on the Canon 20D, the lens is very sharp, even wide open at ƒ/2.8. At this aperture setting almost the entire frame is shows just over one blur unit, though there is some corner shading at the bottom of the frame approaching 2 blur units. Stopping down only improves these results, reaching

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM reviw at SLR Gear

"As we've noted in our sample variation testing, the specific results in testing for sharpness depend somewhat on the ''generation'' of lens that you have, but there are some general consistencies.

The first observation is that the lens isn't terrifically sharp when used wide open at ƒ/1.4. There is a small

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 USM L Fisheye review at Photozone

"The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 USM L Fisheye came as a little surprise. Fish-eye prime lenses have seen quite a revival in recent years but few people had a zoom lens which such specs on the immediate radar. 
The Canon lens is a rather unusual being in a couple of aspects although it is not the first fish-eye zoom lenses . . . read more

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM review at SLR Gear

"Again, results for tolerance to chromatic aberration are excellent, with extremely low testing results. Looking at our sample images, I'm hard-pressed to see any form of color fringing in high-contrast areas.

Shading (''Vignetting'') 
On the sub-frame 7D, there is no corner shading to speak of at all with the 400mm ƒ/2.8 II mounted; on

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Lens Review at Photography Bay

"As you can see, there’s a big difference in the field of view on a full frame camera and an APS-C frame camera with this lens.  The thing you notice above is the vignetting hits at totally different places with the 5D and 7D.  On the 7D, you can back off to about 10mm before you start having a bad vignetting problem, which puts you at a field of view equivalent to 16mm on the 5D. . . . read more

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM review at SLR Gear

"This isn't a cheap lens, so it should probably come as no surprise that it's performance on sub-frame cameras is really stellar. Even wide open (which at f/1.4 is very wide indeed), this lens is only slightly soft, and only slightly more so in the corners, rapidly improving as you stop down. Chromatic aberration is

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L review at Photozone

"In certain aspects Canon users are certainly among the lucky ones - they can e.g. enjoy the luxury of being able to choose between no less than 4 different 70-200mm versions. In the center of interest are certainly the highly popular EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS II and the EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS. The non- . . . read more

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens review at photodo

"The size and weight of this lens is striking, especially when compared to other 85mm lenses. There is a lot of glass contained within this lens due to the fast maximum aperture, which makes it tip the scales at 1025g and it does feel a little lens heavy on the EOS 5D MkII used for testing. Although the lens has a very wide diameter of 91.5mm it flattens out on either side of the lens mount, providing a secure grip when

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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM review at photodo

"Weighing 650g, this lens isn't a lightweight option, although it isn't exactly heavy either and it balances extremely well on the EOS 5D MkII used for testing. At 93.5mm long and 86.9mm in diameter it actually feels quite chunky.

The build is typical of Canon's L series lenses, and the lens feels very robust. It is also sealed against dust and moisture and the lens mount is finished with a slim rubber gasket to prevent ingress of water into

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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"Though the diagonal AOV does not change much as the focal length is increased on a full frame DSLR, the size of the details in the image are noticeably enlarged and the image circle becomes cropped on the sides until the point a full frame fisheye image is reached. APS-H format (1.3x) DSLRs (such as the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV) reach full frame fisheye coverage at about 12mm and . . . read more

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM review at photodo

"Weighing 1490g, this lens has a fair bit of heft to it and you certainly notice its there when being carried about for long periods. Still it balances extremely well on the EOS 5D MkII used for testing with the controls all being in very natural positions for operating the lens and supporting the weight at the same time. High quality materials have been used throughout and a rubber gasket is located around

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM reviw at SLR Gear

"On a sub-frame camera like our 20D testbed, the Canon 70-200mm f/4L delivers outstanding performance across its full focal length range, and at all apertures from wide open up to about f/16 or so. Wide open, it's sharp from corner to corner from 70-135mm, showing only a little softness in the corners at

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM review at SLR Gear

"On a sub-frame body (we tested it on an EOS-20D), it delivers excellent sharpness from corner to corner, across most of its focal length range. It softens slightly at 300mm and f/5.6, but stopping down to f/8 returns it to excellent sharpness. Softness due to diffraction limiting begins at about f/11 though, so its

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM review at photodo

"Weighing only 290g the size and weight of this optic is pretty much what you'd expect of a standard prime. The lens barrel is made from satin-finished black plastic, which may show marks easily if abused.

Being an ultrasonic lens, full time manual focus is available, which means you can grab the focus ring at any time to adjust focus. The focus ring is located halfway up the lens barrel and has a nice grippy

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM review at photodo

"For a 50mm lens, this optic is larger and heavier than the norm, which is to be expected with the bright maximum aperture. Still with it weighing 580g, it isn't overly heavy and it balances well on the EOS 5D MkII used for testing.

Being an L series lens the lens barrel is constructed from high quality materials and feels

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Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS review at photodo

"Weighing 595g, this lens isn't overly large or heavy for one that covers such a range and it balances extremely well on the EOS 7D used for testing. Build quality is good, with much of the lens barrel being constructed from high quality textured plastics, typical of Canon's higher-end EF-S lenses. The lens mount is metal and as it is an EF-S has a baffle protruding from the rear to prevent mounting of the lens on

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM review at photodo

"Weighing 1310g, this lens is a little lighter than the image stabilised equivalent, but without sacrificing build quality. High quality materials have been used throughout but the lens lacks a rubber gasket around the lens mount, which is a feature often found on more modern lens designs to keep out dust and moisture.

The lens balances well on the EOS 5D MkII used for testing with the centre of gravity being just a little

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM review at photodo

"The distinctive look of Canon's white 'L' series lenses is unmistakable. All outer surfaces of the lens, except for the rubber around the zoom and the black plastic around the filter ring are all a cream/white colour. The reasoning behind this is to stop the lens becoming too hot to handle when out shooting in the sun all day, which I have experienced shooting with a black lens in direct sunlight. The white lens

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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye review at SLR Gear

"This isn't exactly the lens you want to go to for macro work, but it does offer 0.39x magnification at its close focusing range of six inches.

Like all L-series Canon lenses, build quality on the EF 8-15mm ƒ/4L USM is exceptional, incorporating
seals for weather and dust-resistance. It's fairly heavy - 540 grams (around 19 ounces)

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM review at photodo

"Weighing 950g the 24-70 is quite a weighty lens for its size, especially when compared to third party equivalents. For the extra weight, you get a ruggedly built optic with weather sealing designed for daily professional use. A rubber gasket is located around the lens mount to prevent dust and moisture from getting into the camera.

Standard 77mm filters can be fitted via the front filter thread and focusing is performed internally, so

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM review at photodo

"On the EOS 5D MkII used for testing, the weight of the EF 24-105mm f/4 balances perfectly. The outer barrel is constructed from high quality textured plastics, which all feel very rigid and sturdy while keeping the weight down. The fit and finish is to a very high standard with the textured finish being the type that will not show marks easily. Being one of Canon's 'L' series lenses it is also sealed against dust and moisture

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Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM review at photodo

"As is normal with Canon’s mid range lenses the build of the EF-S 60mm Macro is certainly up to the job. Being a prime lens the operation is simple with only an AF/MF switch and a manual focus ring to control proceedings. The AF/MF switch is in the usual place, just to the left of centre near the mount. The mount is the EF-S that sports a white spot as opposed to the more normal red one of the standard

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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM review at photodo

"This lens is one of the ‘big white’ lenses from the Canon range but is almost unique in that it retains the old ‘one touch zoom’ mechanism that was popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This means that you can push/pull the front part of the barrel to change the focal length at the same time as turning it to adjust the focus manually. Unfortunately, this mechanism has been blamed in part, by digital snappers,

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Canon 135mm F/2 L USM review at photodo

"As with all of Canons L series lenses, this one is built for professional use and will stand a fair bit of miss handling. The simple design of the prime lens helps with the single focus ring and a pair of small switches for AF/MF and focus limit being the only moving parts on the lens, a standard distance window, with a basic depth-of-field scale being the only other accoutrement.

The focus limit switch restricts focusing to 1.6m to infinity from the full 0.9m to infinity and cuts down the

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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM review at SLR Gear

"The Canon 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6L provides its best results for sharpness in the 100-135mm range, stopped down slightly. Issues noted above 200mm, particularly on full-frame cameras, suggest our sample could be slightly de-centered.

When mounted on the sub-frame 7D, the lens provides decent sharpness wide open at 70mm and ƒ/4; stopping down to ƒ/5.6 shows some 

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM review at photodo

"The red stripe that is prominently placed around the front of the lens barrel isn't just for show. The lens feels impeccably put together with a nice wide rubber focusing ring placed two thirds along the length of the barrel. The lens balances well on the EOS 50D used for testing.

Manual focusing is a pleasure, even when in AF mode, as it offers full-time manual focus, which is great

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Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 review at photodo

"Last, but not least, Tokina have three lenses in their line-up covering this range, although none are as wide as the Canon or Sigma equivalents. Two 12-24mm lenses with a constant maximum aperture of f/4 are available. The older of the two costs around £430, and the newer version, which has an improved focusing motor costs around £485. Tokina are currently the only manufacturer to offer a lens in this . . . read more

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