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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

ef70-200_28lisu_1_
Review Date: Aug 6, 2007 Recommend? | Price paid: $1,390.00

 
Pros: Sharpness Sharpness Sharpness
Cons:
None, if you can hold a little weight - not as much as you may think though.

I wrote a review last evening, but it seemed to have disappeared, so i will write one agaiin

I bought this lens a little over a month ago. I thought it would be a great purchase, even though the price was daunting, but never realized that its worth every cent i paid for it and more ! This lens is as sharp as they get, with IS to boot. Its so good that now i am planning to sell my 135 f2 because it seems that this lens can produce results every bit as good as that and more. I was a non believer in IS, until i used this lens - the IS lets me go down to a speed of 1/60th sec on 200 mm with aperture between 2.8 - 3.5 so i can take hand held images even at dusk. I am hooked !!

One of the sharpest lens in my collection !

Btw - dont bother too much about the reviews you read about the weight of this lens - once you get hooked, you wont even notice the weight (which isnt really all that much)

Highly Recommended.

wish they made 85 1.2 with IS

Here are a couple of images made from this lens recently

http://www.pbase.com/sanjaygitu/image/81831539
http://www.pbase.com/sanjaygitu/image/81831539 (1/60s)
http://www.pbase.com/sanjaygitu/image/83234024


 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

ef70-200_28lisu_1_
Review Date: Aug 5, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,390.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharpness Sharpness Did I say Sharpness ?!!
Cons:
None whatsoever (some say weight - but once you start seeing the results - it doesnt matter anymore)

I was a non believer as far as the IS lenses went - until i bought this lens, over a decision to buy a no IS version of the same lens.

I am hooked !! This lens is so sharp that i am actually planning to sell my 135 f2, since it seems to just sit in the bag for most times - the IS along with the tack shaprness makes this a killer lens. Now even when shooting hand held in low light, most of my images are keepers - i have gone down to 1/60th at 200mm on this lens and come away with razor sharp images (Using 5D).

Totally recommended - you wont regret it.

Here are a couple of samples from my recent shoot - you be the judge.

http://www.pbase.com/sanjaygitu/image/81831539
http://www.pbase.com/sanjaygitu/image/83234024
http://www.pbase.com/sanjaygitu/image/81831950 (shot at 1/60 s)