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Canon Prime L-Series Lenses

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The list author says: "This list should help to compare and shop for Canon's higher quality lenses, their L-series lenses. They're color-coded with a red ring. This list contains only prime or fixed focal length lenses, not zoom lenses in the L-series. It also does not include the larger, more conspicuous L-series lenses with the beige exterior. This is only a list of the black, prime L-series Canon EOS lenses. Basically, Canon's best non-zoom lenses for people who don't want to be so showy."
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Fixed Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Angle Fixed Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
"This baby has a diagonal angle of view of 114 degrees, with a clear image all the way through.  If you shoot level, you won't get distorted images, unless you want them. It's excellent for photographing landscapes, buildings, and interiors. The hood is permanently attached, so no front end filter--have to use a rear one. There's a good review of it on the-digital-picture site that explains more."
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed
"This one is a nice alternative if you don't want to spend the money on the 14mm, but still want a wide angle.  It has a diagonal angle of view of 84 degrees--not as spectacular as 114 degrees, but still impressive.  However, 84 degrees may be more manageable. It also has a larger maximum aperture, which will work well for interior shots and quick street shots."
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt Shift Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt Shift Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
"This lens has a tilt-shift feature to it: those knobs on the side, making it look like Frankenstein's monster's neck. This feature will allow you to improve depth of field even though it's such a wide angle, even when set to largest aperture.  It corrects the trapezoidal effects that you get when you take a picture of a tall building.  Basically, this lens is a somewhat specialized one."
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
"This is a good focal length for portraits and generally close shots.  It's also good for street photography (e.g., where  you have people and maybe a open plaza).  This used to be the standard focal length and it's still a good one."
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras - Fixed
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras - Fixed
"I own one of these lenses.  It's such a nice lens. Because of the wide aperture allows you to blur the background while taking a crisp portrait.  It's also good for taking pictures of people in a crowd--on the street or at a party.  It's so quick,  you can snap off a shot even at close range before they notice you."
Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras - Fixed
Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras - Fixed
"The 85mm focal length is a good one.  I have one and love it.  With the large aperture and the great quality of it being a prime and of the L-series, I can use it to take pictures inside (e.g., a cathedral with high ceilings and low lighting), as well as outside (e.g., city skylines on dark nights)."
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
"This is Canon's new macro lens with their hybrid image stabilization.  This image stabilization is different from their other lenses.  Their are some advantages to it just for macro photography, but it's not quite as useful as you might think.  Check out dpreview's site for detailed review on it.  IS aside, though, it's still a spectacular macro lens."
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
"This focal length is excellent for taking  pictures of people outside.  By the way, the best photographs to take when traveling that will give you the feel of a city is of people at work or play.  Since most people are terrible at posing, you need to take their picture from afar so you won't disturb them.  A lens of this size or the 200mm are excellent for that."
Canon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
"Here you have another excellent macro lens.  It doesn't have image stabilization like the 100mm model, but if you're taking pictures of very small objects, you should use a tripod anyway.  In which case, you'll get less camera shake without IS on."
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Telephoto Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Telephoto Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
"As I mention in my description of the 135mm lens above, this focal length is fabulous for taking pictures from a distance without disturbing your subjects.  It allows you to photograph them naturally.  For some situations, you may want a more personal shot showing people's emotions.  This size works well for that, and the quality is so good  you'll get great images, too."