Great lens for weddings, senior pictures, and boudoir photoshoots!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
18 May 2015
Summary: A while back, I was using my Canon 500mm f/4 and realized I needed another stop of light. But how to achieve that? Drop shutter speed to 1/500th? Boost ISO all the way up to 800? In the end, I concluded the only way to get there was to sell the Canon at a loss and spend $20,000 on an f/2.8.
Summary: Just cannot recommend despite my rating. Wanted something different than the Canon 70-200mm or 24-70mm lens coffee cups my photo club friends had - and something that would hold a 20oz Pepsi with ice. At best this dumb thing only holds maybe a cup! And forget about putting in a dishwasher.
Summary: Updated Review: Dang if i didnt win the lottery again! I am now over my guilt at once havng owned this lens -a better lens than most other photographers could ever hope to possess. I bought another this time having a custom camo lens cover made.
Summary: I adapted this lens to my OM-D mft camera and now have a 5,6/2000mm lens. AWESOME! The only issue I had was a blocked polarizer filter which resulted in fast spins of the lens (incl. camera). Luckily, the included LiIo-battery lasted quite long...
Summary: It’s a bargain, at only $743 per pound. AND, it has a nice top-mounted carry handle, which also serves well for tying on a rope to anchor your boat. My Nikon D800 cost $1,364 per pound and does NOT have the anchor rope handle.
Summary: After selling my house , car & all appliances i still went short of some money, the sold my camera body & managed to get this dino baby in my hands.. as soon i buy the body i will post another review. . Though its green and heavy
Or a solicitor when I inevitably get arrested for carrying something that looks like a bazooka round central London
Charlotte McAlindon, Amazon
4 December 2014
Summary: On my search for a zoom lens with a low f-stop (for my plans to take over the world involving indoor sports photography), I found a 200-500 zoom lens with an f of 2.8! Yes! For non-photography people, 200-500 means I can take pictures of your nits from the other side of town, and the f value of 2.8...
I was disappointed that the autofocus kept finding life forms in other ...
22 November 2014
Summary: I bought this lens to take pictures of hummingbirds and crickets on the sunlit side of Earth from the comfort of my own home in Grbax Quasar Alpha. While the photos came out tack sharp, I was disappointed that the autofocus kept finding life forms in other portions of the Milky Way.