After 2 months I am due for a review

Started Jul 21, 2014 | User reviews thread
Graham Meale
Graham Meale Senior Member • Posts: 2,169
Not my sharpest lens

An old thread revived.

I'm not all that excited about mine, as I explained here . I find that the image stabiliser doesn't help much when you're shooting toward the long end, and I need shutter speeds of 1/1000 or faster when hand-holding. I have about a 25% keeper rate, whereas shooting at 300 mm on my Canon 70-300L gives me about a 95% keeper rate.

One of my better shots (at 300 mm) ...

100% crop

The noise results from having to up the ISO substantially, as it's not a fast lens and needs a fast shutter speed.

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