Excerpt: I wanted a tack sharp f/2.8 midi zoom and I got one. As I suspected it was huge and on the heavy side. I am satisfied with the 17mm end but am a bit let down about the short 55mm. Despite that I bought it and may trade later if something comes out with the same specs but a little longer (70-85mm).
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Shanty Gray - Jack of all Trades Master of none, Amazon
13 May 2015
Summary: The only reason I selected 4 stars is the Filters are backordered and they do not have an ETA. This cost me money, more money, as I will not take out and use without the lens covered. PAST THAT. I love it. It is the fastest auto focus lens I have ever owned. Manual Focus is crisp and quick.
Excerpt: Should of got this lens a long time ago. Rented one for a trip to Europe and loved it, so decided to get one to own and glad I did. I use it for family events and sports, great addition to my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: being just a hobbiest I am going from a standard lens that was included with my Canon RebelT3i to this lens. I wanted to upgrade my gear w/o maxing my CC. I was surprised by the size and weight but still easy to work with.
Excerpt: I use this lens all the time and love it. The wide is enough for my needs and opening up to f2.8 is awesome. If I had to pick on it for a reason it would be that I wish it could be a longer zoom closer to 105mm.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged