Summary: This lense is a great compliment to the standard lenses available for most brands of camera's. The picturee quality is fine. I also have an 18-135 lense as the base model with image stabilization.
Summary: This is so easy to operate and the quality of the shot is more than I thought it would be. It is heavier than I thought it would be but, nothing to keep you from buying this lens! Great lens at a great price.
Summary: If you are like me a lens over 210mm was never needed, until I tried this 100 - 300mm lens and saw for myself what I was losing out on. For long range nature photos on a tripod or in a steady hand this lens takes terrific photos. Now I do not have to sneek that close to game to get the best shot.
Summary: This may be an older lens, and it may not have Image Stabilization, but for the money it is an excellent choice for a long zoom. With excellent Image Quality, Full Time Manual and pretty sold construction, it will work with cropped sensors or full ones.
Glad I did. Just wish I had more of these high quality lenses from that era
17 October 2011
Summary: Rather heavy and large, but I knew that already, and confirmed it when camera mounting as I purchased it. Happy to say my entire Canon kit has circled the globe with me without a single hiccup (spare batteries tucked in every nook & cranny!
Summary: Good lens for low price. AF is very fast and quiet. I'm using it only in AF mode. Sharpness is decent (not excellent). I agree that the Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Lens provides reasonable optical quality in a wide focal length range with fast Ring USM autofocus for a reasonable price.
Summary: I have only had this lens for a few days and I compare it with Canon's 70-200mm f4L which I have had for a couple years. For the price, this is a great lens, especially if you can really use the 200-300mm range. I however have little need for that much zoom.