Best lens I have ever used.

Started Apr 28, 2013 | User reviews thread
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garyknrd Contributing Member • Posts: 727
Best lens I have ever used.

I traded the IS 500 for this one plus the extra money? ouch!!

But it was worth it for me. The weight savings is worth it for me. It is extremely sharp right out of the gate. F4.0 is tack sharp. I use it with the Mark IV and before that the 7D. Excellent results with both cameras. the AF on the Mark IV makes this lens shine IMO.

I debated between this and the 600 and decided this one was the one for me. At 60 now I do not want to lug around all the extra weight.

The only negitive I have is the weight is not centered properly. When holding it by the handle or foot. I have replaced the foot with a RRS foot.

Hundreds of shots with it at: www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos

Or my web site: www.birdsthatfart.com

 garyknrd's gear list:garyknrd's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Pentax K-3 Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM +2 more
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM
Telephoto prime lens • Canon EF
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Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS II USM Canon EOS 7D
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