Excerpt: Thought I may be able to use this lens as a general purpose lens but it is too heavy and I need the ability to be closer than the 70mm allows. The pictures I took outside turned out very nice. It did not do too well at a distance when inside.
Digital Photos By Photos & Equine Tack, B&H Photo
1 April 2014
Excerpt: This is one of the best lens I have in my bag. I really needed something to up my game just a bit. I got this lens in on a Thursday and Sat. had to do a rodeo event. Even though I did not have a problem on out door photos.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Don't get me wrong, this is the lenses is sharp, well designed and it built like a tank. I scoured the Internet for reviews on how this lens handles handheld with no IS and with no luck. So I thought to try it and I couldn't make it work for me.
Summary: This is an awesome lens, but it is much bigger and heavier than I anticipated, hence only 4 stars. I have a Sigma Bigma and this lens is only slightly smaller. I have only taken maybe 50 photos with it and it autofocuses immediately, is very quiet and the pictures turned out great as they were crisp...
Great lens, Great Quality............Flipping heavy!!
30 December 2013
Summary: I love this lens, it is built like a tank. I use this lens to shoot sporting events like football, high school wrestling and basketball. I have spent 12 plus hours shooting with this thing and let me say it is very very heavy. At the end of the day you will be a little sore.