10 out of 10 points and recommendedinexpensive, sharp, fast, light weightnoisy, plastic mount
Great lens, always enjoy using it even at 1.8reviewed November 18th, 2006 (purchased for $80)
One of the few lenses that you could use an IR filter since there is no special element coating on the front of the lens (which normally creates hot spots on specially coated L lenses)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedsharp, light weight (as compared to 2.8 or 4.0), built in hoodno focus with 1.4 canon extender.
Great lens, purchased it used and every lens I tested prior we're equally sharp.reviewed November 18th, 2006 (purchased for $950)
the only disappointment was when using a 1.4 canon extender and the focus mechanism is disabled
9 out of 10 points and recommended2.8, fast AF, sharpnone
this is my normal walk around lens, works great with the canon 1.4 extender.reviewed November 18th, 2006 (purchased for $1,100)
Do I miss IS, NO, having seen resolution test of this lens versus the IS, I decided to pick this lens. Have I missed a few shoots with the IS, sure, is it worth the difference in cost and lower resolution, NO.
9 out of 10 points and recommended2.8, fast AF, sharptook a while to find a sharp lens, barrel extends
after my 70-200 2.8L this is my 2nd most used lens.reviewed November 18th, 2006 (purchased for $600)
my first copy was soft but my second copy was sharp.
Great color, great saturation and image quality through out.
6 out of 10 points and recommendedbetter then enlarging in PSimage distortion
bought and sold this one within a few months. Didn't care for the quality, I compared shoots to enlarging in Photoshop and it does minimally better but not by muchreviewed November 18th, 2006