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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Review Date: Jun 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Build quality. Pin sharp wide open. IS

Only had this lens a couple of weeks and got my first real outdoor use yesterday in very overcast conditions.

Was not expecting much as conventional wisdom dictates that it needs a lot of light - especially at the extremes.

However, my first attempt included this shot at 400mm and this is a 100% crop. I used a monopod with IS on. In better light I do wonder ...


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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Review Date: Nov 30, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Superb IS Light weightI
Lens cap extra.

Sold a very fine Sigma 100-300 f4 EX APO HSM and purchased this lens for its weight and IS.

I have not been disappointed. Mostly used for distant landscape out of my study window so far, which is a very good test, I have been delighted with its hand held capability at 'max chat' (300mm) and low shutter speeds.

Canon have done the business here.