Best Gift ever!
I got this lens as a gift from my mother. It is the best gift ever. It is very heavy and you need a tripod to use with it. I tried using a mono-pod, but had better results/luck on a tripod. I am not sure Arnold Schwarzenegger could hand-hold this one for long, even in his youth!
There is a learning curve and some adjusting to get used to it, but it is a great lens for wildlife. I was lucky and got this as a gift, but if you have the $$$, it is a great lens.
January 28, 2014
Best telephoto lens I own
Resolution has always been my highest priority and this lens certainly is the best.
The auto-focus features are superb.
After using the 600mm f/4 L lens for years trading it in for the 800 was the best trade I've ever made. It is lighter, a longer focal length and the stabilizing features are excellent.
Would recommend a gimbal tripod head, with one the system
can be manipulated with ease.
January 15, 2014
Wow whatta lens
I am a very armature photographer and the shot's I got with this lens makes me look like a pro.
December 4, 2013
ITS GREAT...I LOVE IT... ITS GREAT FOR SPORTS OR TRAVELING
June 21, 2013