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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

Review Date: Mar 26, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,150.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Solidly built, light and very very discret for such a good quality long zoom lens, (unlike the loud whites) . Very good color rendition and great photo quality . The best IS in Canon's line up, (including L lenses). Very very very fast AF.
Yes it is a bit soft at 300 mm, some call it ''dreamy''. Software can fix that if and when required. Bokehnot always very good...

This DO IS lens on the expensive side. But then, what is there out in the market place to compete with ? Certainly not the cheapy 70-300 .. The only other alternatives are the even more expensive, very large, heavy and so visually loud white L lens. Can you see yourself with such a monster at family reunion or walking down the street of your downtown area ??

I would have rated it a 10 but the dreamy state at 300mm, the bokeh situation and the price are three aspects that could be improved, so an 8.5 to 9 is the score I gave it.

IMOIt is sthe best walk around long zoom for the great majority of canon owners . Great photo quality in a very solidly built lens. I am very happy to have mine.


Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF

Review Date: Dec 23, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, great colours, good range, fast, bright and always exact focus,
Too heavy and too big for family type reunions or to carry all day during your vacations.

It compares very well with the Canon 24-70 L. At 35 % the price of the equivalent L it is one of the best SIgma offering. If your paying for your lenses out of your own pocket ; Buy the Sigma. If someone else, (business expenses, tax deductions), then consider the L .