Excerpt: I have used this lens for wildlife shots so far and it is working very well. Much better focus than my previous lens and not too heavy. I haven't needed a tripod at all. Wonderful optics. Focusing makes some noise, but not bad. I use this with my Canon 7D. Can't wait to do some portraits with it!
Excerpt: For those of us who do not need the Canon 70-200 F/2.8L IS USM lens, this lens is a 'no-brainer'. It performs 95% as well as it's F/2.8 brother, but is also 1/2 of the weight and almost 1/2 of the price of the F/2.8.