Summary: awesome wide-angle lens for its price. although the product has been discontinued by canon, it still offers fantastic image capabilities and have been my favorite so far when taking landscape photographs. its quick to focus,and quiet with the USM.
Summary: This is a very useful lens wide angle lens for a full frame camera if you're on a budget or need to pack light. If you're looking for ultimate image quality, click elsewhere. If you want a cheap 20mm lens that is reasonably well built and gives good image quality at f/5.6 or f/8, this may be what...
Pros: Small, light, inexpensive, fast silent ring USM, good build quality
Cons: contrast a little weak wide open, hood is huge and probably useless
Summary: Beware - not the item pictured. Pictured is the L series lens, see the red ring? This lens is the much cheaper, consumer zoom lens, not a bad lens but certainly not at the level of the pictured item.
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 March 2011
Summary: Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5 - 4.5 USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras. Easy to use,very sharp pictures, it is a strong lens, good autofocus system, the luminosity is really good. It's a light weight lens, not heavy.
Summary: I purchased this lens used since it's discontinued. I read some pretty good reviews about it plus I own the 28-105mm 3.5/4.5(which I love) so I figured it would be a good match. I wanted a nice compact and light lens that for travel with for my Full Frame 5D.
Conclusion: In today's world of rotating front lens elements, plastic lens mounts, buzzy-cheap micro-motor focusing and overall kit lens quality products.....what a refreshing thing to pick this lens up and feel some actual build quality in an inexpensive lens!
Pros: Build Quality USM Motor - Full Time Manual Override Internal Focusing Distance Scale Sharpness
Cons: Huge Lens Hood Not Much Zoom Range Not Super Wide
Conclusion: Sometimes you get much more than you pay for, like with the 28mm 2.8 lens, but most of the time you get what I got here. This is really not a great lens. Save your $100 and put it toward something better.
Cons: very soft in the corners, not much sharper in the center.
Conclusion: I just bought this little lens off ebay for a great price. I have noticed so poor reviews here but at the price I thought I would give it a try. Some of the observations made by others are quite correct and I found from my initial test that the images tend to lack a little contrast straight from the...
Pros: Lightweight, quick and accurate USM focusing, price.
Cons: Images a little flat and lacking in contrast but easily trewwkable in PS