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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

ef70-300_45-56doisu
Review Date: Oct 30, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,800.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Size, Weight, Range, Color (black), IS
Cons:
Sharpness, not compatible with teleconverter from canon, zoom ring

I got this lens for many reason:
1) Size. a lens that stay home because it is too big... is not usefull
2) IS. Stabilization is a must... It do the job perfectly
3) Fit in my small traveling bag
4) Do not attrac too much attention
5) Well balance, not too heavy

What i dont like:
1) L price, prosumer quality
2) Not really sharp
3) 300 mm even at 1.6 crop not enought for me... need more
4) Zoom ring way too stiff, use it as a pushpull lens
5) minimum focus dictance too far..

If ask if i will buy this lens again.... NO... because i will buy a bigger bag, I will get a 100-300 or 100-400 white L lens with IS and teleconverter...

I will attrac way too much attention... but will get better photo

Will i keep this lens for travel, sure i got it, i will keep it... but too much money for quality

I am looking for review about the Sigma 50-500 or 80-400 that seem to have a good range... heavy but complete lens... but cannot figure out the quality....