Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
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Not for me
L. Jones "angsax", Amazon
11 February 2009
Summary: This is not a lens for anyone shooting events indoors. It MAY be great for those of you who don't mind using flash, but I really try not to (preference here). So, others like it and keep in mind the type of photography you do and take it for a test drive - returned.
Conclusion: I bought this lens about 1990 for my Eos 650. It was ok given that I had very limited skills. When I bought the original Digital Rebel (300D) I figured I could use this lens-- boy was I disappointed. The image quality was dismal. So I bought an 70-200L4. What an eyeopener. Of course the L lens is much more expensive, but the difference between the two was incredible. I will say the lens is pretty robust-- much better constructed than newer canon inexpensive lenses.
Conclusion: I gave it a fair ratig because it doesn't do much other than provide me with 300mm. I will upgrade from it for sure. In well lit situations, it works well. I have taken some decent Little League photos with it.
Pros: focal length. price.
Cons: lens slide. soft images. you pay for what you get.
Conclusion: I bought this lens to shoot softball games, so I was frequently using the lens at 200-300 to get closer to the action on the field. Shooting action late in the day, I had my 10D set to ISO 800 and 1600 to get reasonable shutter speeds. The lens was wide open, unfortunately. I kept the camera on a tripod to eliminate shaking. Results were disappointing -- very soft. I had to apply aggressive sharpening to rescue the images.
Pros: Light weight, convenient size, USM autofocus is fast and silent, nice feeling to zoom action. 58mm filter size is nice.
Cons: Disappointing lack of sharpness -- poor at 200 or greater.
Excerpt: Покупал в основном для стрельбы по птичкам. После нескольких попыток отказался от этой идеи. ХА просто убивают весь кадр. Использовал с 50d. Пробовал съемку и в других условиях: съемка батальных сцен на реконструкции в Бородино. Картинка не порадовала-не достаточно четкое изображение, темный. Лежит мертвым грузом. Выброшенные деньги.