10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp from 2.8 Does not prolong when focusing. Relatively fast AF.F 32 is not so sharp.
Used it for a long period of time.reviewed January 9th, 2007 (purchased for $850)
Sharp from full opening. But could be better at 32 (I rarely use this f-stop).
Nice that this lense do not prolong when focusing.
A shade should have been included (you have to by extra).
Internal focusing is something I like.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedL guality build, splash-proofsoft corners at 2.8
Corners are soft on my D60 at F 2.8.reviewed January 9th, 2007
Build quality very good.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedVery sharp even with 1.4TC, build qualityheavy, cost
This is the sharpest lens I have.reviewed January 9th, 2007 (purchased for $2,700)
Very good also with 1.4TC
I have used it alot on guinea pig shows and there F2.8 is essential.
IS is very useful.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedbuild quality, splash proof,heavy
I have no problem with AF on my old D60.reviewed January 9th, 2007 (purchased for $1,500)
This is the lens I use most.
Very nice IQ
Is heavy when using a whole day...
Balances nicely when camera grip (with 2 batteries) is used on camera.
9 out of 10 points and recommendeduseful for wildlife picturesnot the sharpest but my lens is sharp
Semse there is variation in lens quality on this lense. My lense is sharp even at 400 mm but if you compare with a primary lense of same focal length this lense in not as good.reviewed January 9th, 2007 (purchased for $1,900)
With 1.4TC image quality decreases but still useful.
Do not use 2.0 TC.
On non Eos 1 cameras AF will not work with 1.4TC.
There is a work-around by putting tape on 3 pins on backside of lens. But with bad light the lens will start AF hunting...
Pump zoom. Many are afraid of dust entering thru the pump construction, but so far nothing on my lense (used 1 year).
IS works well.
3 out of 10 points and recommendedcheap, not heavyIQ bad, plastic cameramount
I have version 1 of this lense bought for my APS SLR to get a light travel pack. This was 1997.reviewed January 9th, 2007
As other have said; this is a cheap lense and that shows. Build guality is ... plastic..., lens quality = works but not good, but my lense is suprisingly sharp at 200mm stopped down to 8.0
Plastic camera mount. My lense shows wearing after 10 years.
I have since replaced this lence by L lenses and there is a very huge IQ difference. Especially contrast and color reproducing. This lense gives blueish images compared to L lenses.
I still have it when hiking because there is not much extra weight in my backpack. And it does not matter if this lens gets smashed during the hike!