6 out of 10 points and recommendedsmall, light good light gathering capabilitypoor image quality at f1.4
I bought this lens for its low light capability but was staggered by its softness at f1.4. Maybe my camera can't get the focus point spot on which adds to the problem.reviewed November 15th, 2006 (purchased for $450)
Not as slick as modern lenses but apart from at f1.4 I have found this an exellent lens and enjoy using it.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedexcellent image quality for the money, great zoom rangeflimsy feel to the build quality, rotating front element
I love this lens. Despite the slightly flimsy feel to the lens (quite a bit of wobble to the barrel when extended) it produces great results. The IS works really well and with a 300mm equivalent to 480mm full frame on my EOS20D it has great pulling power.reviewed November 15th, 2006 (purchased for $720)
7 out of 10 points and recommendedGood zoom range, ISNot the sharpest lens I've ever used
Very useful lens to have. The IS works well and focusing is quick. However I never seem to get a photo that I'm really happy with. When sharpness is critical I would use any of my other lenses.reviewed November 15th, 2006 (purchased for $800)