Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
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Value for money 6
Overall quality 4
sorry I even bought it
6 November 2013
Conclusion: From the time I have upgraded to this lens, There have been many instances where pictures will come out either fantastic or heavily flawed by being blurry and not focused at all. It took me a while to upgrade because it was a large jump from the rebel t3i and its corresponding lens to a 7d and this lens. i use this lens for action photography involving horses and I am having a serious problem with the auto focus.
Conclusion: Considering the amount of money this lens cost, I was surprisingly disappointed with the quality of image it produces. When you expand your image to 100%, details are blurry. There are exceptions. Shooting portraits at a distance of 15-25 feet produces great results. Shoot a bird 50 feet away, it's blurry every time. I've tried using a tripod, different camera body, same results. Other than that, I think it's a super lens.
Conclusion: I have always been very happy with Canon products. I own a Mark IIDs, Rebel xti (20D and 60D sold) and just got the 40D. This lens had to be sent back twice for intermittent failure to communicate with the camera. Now, after 6 months, it is starting to act up again.
Summary: After doing my research on this product it seemed like the holy grail of lenses, and that purchasing it would make my life complete, what it actually is, is a way overpriced but well made lens that Canon have managed to make highly desirable. It has such a draw that it is almost worth buying as a good investment, second hand prices remain high and public respect is its biggest asset.