Michael LV's reviews
8 out of 10 points and recommendedLight weght, good performance at F#2.8-8, color and contrastBuilt quality, low res. at F#1.4
I have this lens for some time and happy with sharpness in mid F# area 2.8 - 8.0. However, I thought of better performance at F 1.4.reviewed December 6th, 2006 (purchased for $340)
Overall is a good Lens and could be even better with improved built quality -seal, focusing.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, good color and contrast for all Zoom rangeHeavy
Excellent resolution, color and contrast even on F#2.8 in mid field. With aperture from 5.6 full field is great, considering it is a Zoom.reviewed December 6th, 2006 (purchased for $1,200)
A bit too heavy but it makes a good return on effort to carry.
Overall I am very happy with this Lens and will not give it away.
6 out of 10 points and not recommendedFairly light, sharp at F#8.0Built quality, low res. at open apertures, Zoom ring does not hold position
I used this Lens as universal Lens for for my Canon Elan and for Canon XTreviewed December 6th, 2006 (purchased for $340)
It is a bit softer than I need. It makes sharp images with good color and contrast at apertures around f8.0.
Zoom ring does not hold position and front of the Lens "pulled' out while carried on camera. Need a better seal.