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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

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Review Date: Aug 12, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,600.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Image Quality - Speed - Image Stabilizer - Reach
Cons:
Weight consideration - Size Consideration - Price Consideration

This lens rocks!

If you are going to get a job done properly then get the right tools. I was out a few fay back at a Rock concert and obviously no flash was allowed + I could not stand in the front the whole time blocking the view of other fans.
This lens allowed me to sit back and pick up on some amazing shots. The quality is astounding. I am amazed every time I look at the photos shot at between iso 800 - 1600.
I use a 30D and the noise levels were contained while getting an exceptional amount of detail.
I cannot imagine a time when I will not have a lens like this. It is pure heaven to own a tool like this.

Weight wise it is heavier than other options but why would you want a lighter tool that cannot do the job - that does not make sense. If you need 2.8 and want the extra stop the IS offers then start gym now!!
Price is relative. IMHO this lens is a steal for the doors it opens up artistically as a photographer and professionally as a return on investment.
I held this baby for 5-6 hours with limited breaks between and although I admit it had my back aching a bit on the walk to the car - I could still smile knowing that my images were gonna look as sweet as possible with only compromise being my ability to get the best out of this amazing machinery!
Call Santa and tell him you're a good boy! - 0800SANTACLAUS