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5.0 out of 5 stars
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens, 26 Mar. 2013
I agonised for about a year before buying this lens. I had upgraded to the 7D which shipped with the excellent 15-85mm kit lens and I wanted some time to learn the camera before investing in new lenses. My secondary consideration is that I rarely shoot in anything other than fairly wide angle.
However, the reviews on this lens finally swung me and I got an excellent Amazon price. The first Saturday after purchase was very bright and sunny so I thought I'd head to the zoo for an initial try out.
I shot a couple of hundred images all at 200mm (obviously) all hand held with a high ISO and shutter speed so camera shake wouldn't be a worry. I was horrified to find when I loaded them into DPP that about three quarters of them were badly focused and wrongly exposed. All my fault, I had made no allowances for the lens properties and was shooting on my preferred auto focus (19 point AF) and Evaluative metering which I had normally used on the original lens to good effect.
Changing auto focus to Manual Select single point AF and metering to centre-weighted average (or similar combinations) and I have been getting superb results ever since.
Its a lens that produces stunning results but you need to think a little when setting up your camera for the first time you use it.
You'll want to shoot everyday with it. My advice is to get one soonest.