Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I was torn between the choice of getting the EF-S 17-55mm/f2.8 IS USM and this. Nevertheless, I chose this lens for its longer reach (105mm) and with the 'L' designation, it is definitely worth its price. Although this lens is targetted and almost dedicated to those on full frame sensors, I find it no lacking in anyway on my Canon 30D (1.6X crop factor). Yes, at 24mm it is not wide enough for most landscape shots, but I do gain the extra reach without resorting to another range of lens, which is typically complemented by the 70-200/2.8 L USM (or IS USM). Handholding with this lens is just perfect, and easy. With the 2nd generation Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, it has become quite an ideal lens in everyway for my type of photography albeit the f4.0 max aperture.

I did complement the wider angles with the excellent Tokina 12-24mm/f4 ATX Pro.

I shall be posting images taken with only with this lens in this blog. Enjoy! Please feel free to drop me your comments. Thank you for visiting.


Blogger Derek said...

Excellent shots!

I am looking at buying this lens and this inspires me.


1:50 PM  
Blogger Rafael Azofeifa said...

You've really helped me a lot.
However, I'm also considering Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, some say it's the best walkarround lens.
Have you had any experience with this?

Other question: You do enjoy the "L" difference. This makes me wonder why you're confortable with Tokina, don't you feel a difference in quality?

Thank you very much.

9:37 AM  

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