Very Fast and Super Sharp
My main reason for this lens was for sports photography but it has really amazed me with portrait work as well.
I used this lens recently at a very poorly lit night baseball game and I came away with A LOT more in focus images than I thought I would.
Keep in mind I was shooting in manual mode and pushing the limits of my camera but this lens is incredible and worth five times what I paid for it based on the 100+ keepers I was able to capture at that game alone.
With good light you will find the auto-focus and clarity blows away any other lens with the same specs.
April 26, 2013
I was bit hesitant ti get this lens due to the price but finally saw it on Amazon for a more reasonable price so I pulled the trigger and have been more than happy ever since. I can't say enough good things about this lens as it performs perfectly. I do a lot of sports & portrait photography & this is a great lens for both. I only wish Canon would come out with the IS for the 24-105 f 2.8, then I'd buy that as well. Oh well maybe this year???
February 24, 2013
Sharper then most primes
I just made the switch back to Canon after four years on the "darkside".
I had borrowed the previous version of the 70-200 for the 5D Mark 3's but purchased the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM this week and used it really for the first time today for a conference and the images are incredibly sharp and the auto-focus was super fast and accurate.
February 9, 2013
Smartest Purchase. Ever.
Shooting super-fast, poorly lit, professional indoor sports is not for the timid photographer. After a LOT of research, I decided to purchase this lens and... WOW! While not inexpensive, this lens delivers every penny's worth. If you're on the fence or in a hurry.. let me save you some trouble: Do Not Skimp! Save your pennies, empty the couch cushions or whatever you have to do, but accept no substitute for this great piece of equipment!
December 24, 2012