Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
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Not for me
L. Jones, 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.
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. http://sumtershots.smugmug.com/photos/8131146-L.jpg
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.
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.
Summary: Acheté avec mon eos 100 pour epauler mon 28-105, cet objectif a vite montré ces limites. Premiere chose il etait assez encombrant, longueur : 12.2 cm, diamètre : 7.4 cm, poids : 540 g. Sa distance focale etait de 100 mm - 300 mm pour une ouverture de l'objectif : F/4.5-5.6.