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Thread started 25 Jan 2007 (Thursday) 16:12
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Apr 20, 2007 21:54 |  #76

None :)

The kit lens wasnt a mistake - it was the only lens I had.

Then was the Tamron 28-75 - a beauty. Next was the 70-200 f4 - still rate it the finest lens I have. And the latest have been the 24-105 and the 50/1.4.

If I continue using the 50/1.4 as often as I do right now, I may edit this post a couple of months later and add 50/1.4 as the mistake :(


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Apr 20, 2007 22:02 |  #77

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canon 28-135 IS. Returned it within 30 days of purchase.

Ditto on the lens. However, I still own the lens. Not usre what to do with it yet. I hardly use it.

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Apr 22, 2007 13:06 |  #78

My Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 - Pile of Sh**! (IMO :-)) got the Canon 10-22mm and immediately noticed how much sharper it was along with far more neutral colours and better contrast.


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Apr 22, 2007 14:55 |  #79

That would be either the Canon 75-300mm or the 28~135mm IS.


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Apr 22, 2007 15:36 as a reply to  @ jacobsen1's post |  #80

sigma 18-200. dont really know what i was thinking. you simply cant have all that focal length and get stunning IQ. quickly sold it for a sigma 17-70. stunning lens for the price, kept that for 6 months and now im very happy with my canon 17-55 :D


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Apr 22, 2007 16:12 |  #81

Best: Sigma 17-70

Worst: Nifty 50, I just don't use it enough, though It's very nice to have when in low light, which is probably only once every couple months. It's a very useful lens, and I love that I have it, but of my 3 lenses, it's the "worst" *laugh*


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Apr 22, 2007 17:11 |  #82

Canon 75 - 300. Can't say it was THAT bad. It was just way too slow by means of AF and Aperture.


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Apr 22, 2007 17:15 as a reply to  @ 350D_Noob's post |  #83

16-35 2.8L -- only because it was about 2 months before they released the new version that i didn't know was coming out... still love it but wish i had waited or known about the new one coming out..


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Apr 22, 2007 17:18 |  #84
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Canon 75-300 USM II. An abysmal lens at best, IMO. It was stolen in a recent burglary, and I can't say that I'm really upset about it.



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Apr 22, 2007 17:41 |  #85

350D_Noob wrote in post #3086051 (external link)
Canon 70 - 300. Can't say it was THAT bad. It was just way too slow by means of AF and Aperture.

I had that lens and it is a complete piece of utter crap. I can't believe Canon would disgrace themselves selling that thing to the public. I would be embarrassed to admit to anyone that I own that lens, good thing I traded it for a camera bag last year. =]


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Apr 22, 2007 21:10 |  #86

All my lens choices are perfect. :)


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Apr 23, 2007 01:54 |  #87

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All those L lenses I have done NOTHING to improve my compositions however....the $%^& salesman lied to me!!! :evil:

Wow...so you have all 4 70-200mm zoom lenses? May I ask why?


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Apr 23, 2007 08:11 |  #88

The only things I've bought which I've considered mistakes are some things I got because I thought I could get away with buying the cheap stuff:

- cheap superzoom: Tamron 28-200 (in Minolta A mount)
- cheap extreme telephoto: 500mm f/8 mirror lens (in T2 mount)
- cheap tripod: Velbon 450R

Not all of my cheap stuff have ended up dissapointing me, but these are among the things I've got that I use the least (because I don't like them).


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Apr 23, 2007 08:36 |  #89

tamron 28-75 and nifty 50, i never use them... auto focus is simply too slow.


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Apr 23, 2007 08:55 |  #90

when i owned it, i would have said the Sigma 10-20 because of it's lack of use. of course now i see hundreds of shots where i say. "if i could just go wider" :(


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