Summary: I purchased this lens with mixed feelings, but really wanted to love it. I needed a zoom with a longer reach for a zoo photography class I was taking, and had narrowed the field to this lens, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM .
Excerpt: I was happy to get this lens, it takes great photos. Focus is nice and fast, the image quality is great. BUT After less than two weeks the lens stopped working. Now I have to send it in for repairs. Not happy. We shall see what the turn around time is, and how much hassle the future holds.
Excerpt: I was happy to get this lens, it takes great photos. Focus is nice and fast, the image quality is great.BUTAfter less than two weeks the lens stopped working. Now I have to send it in for repairs. Not happy. We shall see what the turn around time is, and how much hassle the future holds.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace my Canon 75-300mm budget lens. My Canon had no extras at all- the cheapest one you could buy. I was really expecting to see a major improvement and better picture quality. I honestly did not notice much improvement.
Excerpt: This is a good zoom lens for the money. When I originally bought this lens I had in mind this would be an all around lens. This is not. It is really only a zoom lens. I went to shoot some photos and only had this lense I found I had to stand way back just to get a decent shot.
Excerpt: This is an ok lens. Not knowing ahead of time that is a slow lens and not good for low light or Sports shooting. The auto focus is too slow for action and if the light isn't correct it will take dark pictures no matter how much you adjust for light.
Excerpt: I was really excited about this lens when I read the reviews, but was disappointed when I finally got my hands on it. In its credit, the quality felt good and it focused fast. Things looked really promising at shots over f/8, but I shoot a lot below that and could not get a clear picture, especially...