9 out of 10 points and recommendedLight weight, sharp, relatively fast, fair cost, IS, love the hood.Too slow w/extender
Having converted to the digital world a 18 months ago the new technology today continues to amaze me. This is a Great lens for the $. This lens has convinced me to try the 400 DO/4.0. With todays cameras and lens, the ability to shoot @800 ISO with good results finishing in CS2, the once prime 2.8's are not as necessary as in the past. I purchased several L's a year ago and all are miles ahead of yesterday's lens in my opinion. I find this one goes with me 95% of the time vs the 2.8 that unless needed for a specific shot is used much less than before.reviewed January 10th, 2007 (purchased for $1,100)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp,fast, affordableNone
The weight is worth the speed. I think it balances very well, suppose it depends on the body used. Definitely the most used lens I have.reviewed January 10th, 2007 (purchased for $1,150)
7 out of 10 points and recommendedPriceYou get what you pay for
I bought this lens with my EOS 10s. That makes it old and not used much anymore. Most of the lens short comings can be helped in CS2. It has served me well however the I've purchased the 16-35L recently and the comparison is drastic.reviewed January 10th, 2007 (purchased for $400)
The 16-35L is also an additional $1000, so from that point I'll keep this lens as an old standby, or just an old friend.