Anyone use this lens?

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    I have this lens.;)
     
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    And? comments? lol

    tell me more
     
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    I have it and I love it.
     
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    I have a Rebel T1i + 17-55 ef-s and thsi will be my first buy :)
     
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    most people have had this lens or something similar personally like sigma's APO version
     
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    I heard Sigmas version was better - but I don't have it so I can't say for sure.
     
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    lol .. I thought you were just asking who use this lens .... hahaha

    The lens ... of course it is good. The build quality is not as good as the L lens, but it is not bad neither.

    Optical quality is very good between 70mm and 200mm, and at 300mm, it is a little soft. If you are just looking for range between 70-200mm, then the 70-200mm F/4L is better.

    However, if you like to have a longer longer length than 200mm and IS, this is the best you can get for the price. (consumer grade telephoto IS USM lens)

    Go to slrgear.com and photozone.de for more reviews.

    One side note, if you use CPL a lot, it may not be too convenience since the front element rotate when focusing.


    Example: Photo taken with 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM at 300mm
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    Photo taken at 210mm
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    Here are the reviews of the lens


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



    Canon Lens: Zooms - Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (Tested) - SLRgear.com!




    Photozone said:

    " ..... the lens is capable to produce a very high performance throughout the zoom range without the significant drop in quality at 300mm typical for most consumer grade lenses in this range. It seems as if the new UD element helps to lift the optical quality significantly. Distortions, CAs as well as vignetting are also very respectable. So in terms of optical quality the EF 70-300mm IS can be almost described as a hidden Canon L lens....."

    Slrgear said:

    "... When we ran this lens through its paces in our lab, we were flat-out astonished by the optical quality it delivered. Were it not for the largely plastic body construction, we'd say that Canon has mislabeled this lens: It really delivers L-glass performance. That plus a very effective image stabilization system make this an amazing bargain at its typical street prices of $600-650 US. ..."
     
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    I guess its a good move then, nice photos :)
     
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    can u use hood with this lens? what do u use to protect it? thx
     
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