8 out of 10 points and recommendedgreat build quality, low CA, a joy to useprice, not as sharp as i thought above 150mm
i agree that this lens has a great build quality.reviewed March 22nd, 2011 (purchased for $1,400)
it´s a great traveling lens i love to use.
but i also agree with the SLRGear reviewer about the sharpness.
i owned a 70-300mm IS 4-5.6 non L before and it was as sharp if not sharper from 150mm onwards.
other review sites seem to agree with my opinion. but some also praise sharpness for this new L lens.
so in the end i have to say: this is a great lens but image quality from 150mm to 300mm is not better then the older non L model.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedgood IQ, pricenot much for the price
good value. buy it. :)reviewed March 22nd, 2011 (purchased for $390)
i fully agree with the SLRGear reviewer:
"Every now and then, you really do get more than you pay for, and the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is proof positive of this. When we ran this lens through its paces in our lab, we were flat-out astonished by the optical quality it delivered. Were it not for the largely plastic body construction, we'd say that Canon has mislabeled this lens: It really delivers L-glass performance"