70-300 IS USM surprises me each time I use it...

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Jason_Thames
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70-300 IS USM surprises me each time I use it...
Mar 22, 2010

I bought this lens on a whim from a craigslist posting about 6 months ago. I already have the 70-200, so I really wasn't needing in the focal length. However, the lens was new in the box and for $300 I couldn't pass it up! I must say that it is liberating to be able to have such a light lens with great IS and IQ that quite frankly knocked my socks off. I am not saying that it's better than the 70-200, but it's certainly better than I expected. The following picture was snapped today in my father's front yard under one of his feeders. Stopped down one stop to f8, the 70-300 is about as sharp as you could ever hope for a 300mm consumer zoom to be! This lens and the 50D make a great daylight wildlife kit that I carry with me every day. Anyone else like this lens as much as I do?

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