GWM's reviews

  • Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM

    6 out of 10 points and recommended
    Light, cheap, portable

    Got this lens as part of a kit with the EOS-300D (Digital Rebel), and took it with me through Europe in 2004. New to this game and unaware of the lens's weaknesses, I took a number of shots fully open at 200 mm (300 mm equivalent). They turned out to be reasonably satisfactory up to about A4 size but when I had a couple blown up to poster size, they turned out to be rather soft, despite some fiddling in Photoshop. I'll be getting something better before my next overseas trip (and maybe an EOS-5D).

    reviewed October 29th, 2005