great mid grade lens!
love the focal range,my most used lens! takes good indoor pics with low light and hand held.took some pics of seagulls flying and fishing at local pond and got some tack sharp images at all focal lengths! even 300mm looks sharp with 100% crops! works great with my 7d! great all around lens! only negative is focus ring a little loose but decided to go with image quality and not build quality.not L class build quality but image quality looks L class for a fraction of the cost.compact and light weight brings me out to 480mm with my 1.6 crop on my 7d. love it!
March 2, 2010
Decent upgrade from the 75-300mm
I purchased this to upgrade from the 75-300mm budget lens. I love the features with two modes of IS and the USM, it's also built very well. The IS is a bit noisy but not bad enough to bother wildlife if thats what you like to shoot. The USM is also not as quiet as other shorter lenses but this is to be expected. I do consider it an upgrade from the other zoom especially if you can find it for a good price. Chromatic abrasion is still a bit of an issue if you do a lot of cropping but it doesn't seem to be as noticeable as the other lens. Overall a very good upgrade for the IS modes if nothing else, the only other option is the 100-400 L which is a huge step up in price. Used with a T3i.
September 15, 2013
I'm using the Canon Rebel T4I and am loving my experience so far with this lens. I've read some negative things about this lens after I ordered it. They were saying that the picture were clear and crisp at 200mm but not at 300mm and they were also complaining that the lens is very noisy. I will say neither is the case. These must be people that don't know what they are doing. Even at 300mm I have a extremely clear and crisp pictures. I am amazed at the quality of this lens. I wish there was a way to upload my pictures to show you what the quality of this lens really is. well worth the money. Definitely buy one. you wont regret it.
September 13, 2013
MAKES my Canon Camera come alive!
Easy to operate . . . lightweight, exquisite quality results . . . makes the camera 10X more valuable than with standard lens.
June 20, 2013