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

ef70-300_45-56doisu
Review Date: Sep 26, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,099.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Range, image quality, FTM, excellent IS, non-rotating front element, size, portability - great travel zoom
Cons:
Non-L build for L lens price, lens creep, fairly heavy, slow on the long end,

I needed a travel lens that would not be too big and white. My 70-200 f2.8L IS was just too bulky and conspicuous. I've read some nice compliments from M.R. at Luminous Landscape regarding this lens.. I've tried it .. and it is really really good non-L long zoom lens. Very portable but a little bit on the heavy side.
The slow aperture at the long end is offset by the excellent IS and with the low noise of my 5D most of the time you won't even notice it.
I use this lens primarily as a travel lens together with my 24-70L... But it does not replace the 70-200... have to have the right tools for the job Smile