10 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent image quality, great build.It is a heavy lens.
This lens is on my 30D most of the time. It compliments my other Canon lenses very well, the 10-22 and 70-200 f2.8 non-IS. The image quality is quite superb. The AF is fast and with an aperture of 2.8 this lens is quite capable in low light situations. Regarding the price for this lens and other "L" lenses, you definitely get what you pay for - a solidly built lens that produces excellent images.reviewed November 15th, 2006 (purchased for $1,050)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedVery well constructed, excellent optics.Long and heavy.
This lens is my money maker (I'm a wannabe Pro photographer). I shoot cycling races and this lens gets the job done. Since all of the bikes races I shoot occur during the day "IS" wasn't such a big factor when I choose the non-IS version. I figure I would not carry the extra "IS" weight around and save $. This lens is still quite capable in low light situations with an aperture of f2.8. The 70-200 f2.8 is very sharp and has a very fast USM AF - makes my job a whole lot easier and very enjoyable.reviewed November 16th, 2006 (purchased for $1,049)