Excerpt: I bought the lens in sep 2010 via internet from Adorama in Nyc. The lens was most propably wrongly assembled as you can't get a even close to sharp photo. When adjusting distance you see only a non focus preview and the final pic is useless.
Excerpt: Excellent value at the price. However, for ~$500 you could get a Canon 75-300 IS with a noticeable increase in sharpness and not a lot more weight.The setup: Canon 7D on Tripod bright sun, F 6.3 at 1/800 shutter speed using aperture preferred mode.
Excerpt: This IS NOT $1000.00 lens so DO NOT expect it to perform like one. I read all the reviews, including the negative ones, and decided to go ahead and buy it. I am glad I did. It is totally manual focus and if you take your time you can get some good shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Summary: disappointed in so many ways * aperture is too big for the focus ring, practically impossible to focus anything that moves * pooly built, does not lock completely in place with my camera body, nudges about 1mm after the lock "click"ed * poor image quality - this was expected, but it turned out a bit...
You get what you pay for -- you aren't paying much, but you do get 500mm
J. Pang, Amazon
7 February 2010
Summary: Executive summary: I have had a lot of fun playing around with it the last couple days and I got some shots that I would not have been able to get otherwise. If 500mm is of interest to you and the donut bokeh rings don't drive you up the wall, then this would be a good way to get started.
Excerpt: From the blurb on the product description: "Works with auto focus cameras in manual focus mode only" - and that's about it! No aperture to change so your depth of field is fixed and it's fixed at zip! accurate focusing is a must so shallow is the DoF.
Excerpt: Amazing 500mm lens (1000mm effective if using a 4/3 body) that can fit in a COAT POCKET. Using this on E-510 with built-in image stabilization. The depth of field is very narrow and focusing is manual, so a sharp eye and a little sharpening in post is a must.Got it just before a trip up to Maine and...
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction