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

70-300_isusm
Review Date: Nov 18, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Huge improvement on older 75-300. IS is excellent! Much more subtle in use than a white L lens
Cons:
No ftm. Front element rotation

Huge improvement on my old 75-300. *Much* sharper. IS is excellent and works very well. I couldn't decide on this or the 70-200 L f/4. I glad I went for this - it is plenty sharp enough for what I want and the extra length is usful as is the IS. Focusing is a far bit faster than the old zoom but is still not exactly instant.

It also attracts less attention that the L glass as being black it looks more normal! Sometimes the white L teles seems to say "mug me" ;-)

If only it had the ring USM and ftm focusing :-(