I was carrying a 70-200, but realised I was permanently jammed out at 200 for wildlife/sports, and the results were not quite what I had hoped for. I tried this because it is 2.8L, compatible with the extenders, nice price, and I was betting on gaining prime sharpness over my zoom. It delivers, and it keeps surprising me. It's lightweight. It's black, so it doesn't scream for attention. I don't use the tripod mount often but I was a little annoyed that it wasn't included, had to pick one up separately.
February 24, 2013
This is an excellent prime lens that has great bokeh. A great addition to Amy photographers bag. It is super sharp with a fast auto focus. It can be used hand held but best used when mounted to a tripod or monopod. Great in low light.
January 2, 2013
Great Light Wieght Long Lens
Excelent low light Lens that I have used with Photo Passes at concerts with my Canon XSi at the time in 2008, but since have used it occasionally with my 1Ds Mark lll and produced sharp images with low light in Landscape. Just the lens to have for the longer range shots but not as big as my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS which is excelent but to big of range for the occasion, where the 200mm f/2.8L ll is the perfect long lens with the same quality.
July 8, 2011
Great's value for the price
Image quality is remarkable at low light shooting. Without fail, I have been able to shoot hand held in medium indoor light with excellent results. Shooting at 1/60 doesn't present a problem for me as a hand held shoot. Quality of the images have gotten me more than one job because of this lens. Professional lens at affordable price. Canon out did themselves with this one.
January 8, 2011