It is a very fast lens and sharp pictures. Bright day shots are amazing!. The lens shows a very nice background blurr in wide open aperature.The build quilty is just superb! I also like the fact it stays f4 (when set at F4) through the whole zooming range. This ensures no light has been lost at maximum zoom. This lens can take stunning pics in long thirty 30" exposure as well.
The F4 may not be great in lower light conditions if the lens is handheld ,if it had F2.8 it would make this lens that much better especially indoors or at late evening.
Now that I have used the 70-200 F/4 L lens for three months I can say I definately tested extensively in different situations. It was tested in outdoor,fast action, sunset and stage performnce. And this camera did very well. I recommend using a tripod in low light or dark room.This camera none the less can take stellar pics indoors too!! Outdoors in bright light with a beautiful blue sky is where the camera seems to perform at it's absolute best. I have taken many pics here to illustrate the various conditions this lens has encountered.
Recommend? yes |
Price paid: Not Indicated
| Rating: 10
The price is unbelievable for what you get.This lens is super in low light conditions! Great for taking pics in dark areas where you do not want a flash used.It help keep the ambience. I think a perfect spot for this lens would be capturing a candlelit dinner in a low light restaurant, or a stage play where flash is not permitted. There are so many other great applications for this lens. I am not to fond of using flashes, so this defiinately is a super way of getting around that. For $ 110 I am very happy!
I wish it had a zoom lens.
Hera are sample shots I have taken with the 50mm f/1.8 lens.