9 out of 10 points and recommendedVery Good Lens w/ Image StabilizationI want it to be even longer . . .
I bought this one instead of the 400 f5.6 because it has the Image Stabilization. Add the 1.4x mulitiplier and this lens is still very good, as long as the 400, same effective aperture, WITH IS! I have excellent quality 13 x 19 prints taken with the 5D2 & older 10D.reviewed October 20th, 2005 (purchased for $1,000)
(I wish Canon would put IS on the 400mm f5.6)
Newer body (5D2) and results are still excellent.
Only down side to using the 1.4x is focusing speed for moving wildlife.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedSuper Sharp, fast, Image StabilizationBig & not light weight
It is an excellent lens! I really appreciate the IS, have handheld as slow as 1/30th with very good quality. If I could change anything, it would be to make it smaller & less weight, but keep everything else about it!reviewed October 20th, 2005 (purchased for $1,450)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedGreat quality, reasonable speedBig & not light
I like this lens! It stays on my 10D for anything that resembles normal focal length. If they could just add the IS to this . . .reviewed October 20th, 2005 (purchased for $1,400)
8 out of 10 points and recommendedSmall, Light weight, quality images!a bit long for APS sized sensors like the 20D & my 10D
I like it! My only gripe is that it becomes a little too long when used with the 10D/20D size sensor. I would love to test it on a FF body.reviewed October 31st, 2005 (purchased for $400)