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

Review Date: Mar 31, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Light weight, sharp wide open, fast autofocus
For the price, non

I have been waiting for a useful longer zoom lens from Canon. The 100-400 just did not cut it. This lens is very sharp wide open and the IS works a treat. As a carry around lens the lens is great. It is just so more versatile than lugging around a 300mm f2.8 all the time. Highly recommend this excellent new lens by Canon.

Canon EOS 7D

Review Date: Jan 12, 2011 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 5 

Pros: Very sharp, ease of use.
low light performance not good. Noise, noise, noise at all iso levels when shooting in lowlight

My high expectations came crashing down when I took this camera out in the field. I have tried every setting available to get the best out of this camera, but the autofocus and ISO performance is poor.

When shooting birds in flight with a blue skye background the noise is so destructive that when you finally land an in-focus shot you can not use it. The noise is so high that all details is lost even on a 300mm f2.8 lens. I have owned just about every pro and semi pro camera Canon camera and the 7D will not stay in my line-up.