Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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Eric V, B&H Photo
13 December 2013
Excerpt: Planned on using it for indoor sports but the mount to my 7D was terrible, I returned it for the 100-400 as I mainly shoot wildlife. A loose fit is apparently not uncommon but for the price anything less than perfect is unacceptable
Excerpt: You hear how great a movie is, then you see the movie and you find is not as great as you expected. This was the case when I used this lens. I found it mammoth and way too heavy and difficult to operate w/o a tripod. Yes,the pictures are awesome but I honestly did not enjoy taking pictures with it because of it's weight and size. I would categorize this lens as a specialty lens with limited purpose. If you are an amateur photographer, this is not the lens for you.
Excerpt: I am an amateur photographer. Only have about 10 to 15 thousand snaps under my belt. I don't know what the standard is but I must say. I am very disappointed in the performance of this lens. This lens claims to be a pro level lens yet it performs like me an amateur. Here is what my take is on a pro lens. Send out an idiot like me with it and if he gets bad results the lens is bad. The consensus comes from a very valid analysis.
Excerpt: I got my new lens. And tell you what. I am disappointed. After working with the 1.2 and 1.4 lenses I understand what a narrow depth of field means. And know that a lens can miss the focus. But this is ridiculous that since 2006 this was not fixed. We are hitting 2012 this is 6 year technology. C'mon canon get you stuff together. This is not ok to release such pies of dudu. I am seriously thinking about going with the new sony a77.