I come across all these old posts about lenses that are now available on various sites for sale. Some, when the lenses first came out make them sound as though they were a pile of rubbish compared to lenses that cost 20 times more, well, I got this lens attached to an old "EF-M" film camera, the shutter was destroyed beyond repair, the lens was absolutely filthily, dirt, grease, and stuck on UV filter.
That, was to me the shining light of getting a lens in pristine condition. This lens had never been taken off the original camera, the UV filter was absolutely filthy, probably because the camera had not been used for years.
The shutter in the camera was, well, destroyed, it was not repairable but all I was interested in was the lens. It had a poor review when it first appeared on the scene, but, reviews are based on personal preferences, just like the one I'm giving here.
I attached this lens on my 600D, it worked, focused, stopped down the aperture, did what every Canon ES lens was supposed to do. I was shocked when the lens focused for the first time, no hunting, it just locked onto the area I was focusing on, this is after around 10 years of non usage. It's a brilliant little lens, sharp, I don't pixel peep, light, and cost me nothing, so many lenses lying around with a bad press when they first appeared on the "Scene" but now provide outstanding results. Shame on those that passed it by, I have one and it's not for sale.
NOTE: This is a test post to actually find out if anyone actually reads these articles anymore, I did, I just needed to know if there were others out there that read these older articles, I still own and use the lens by the way,