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Not a bad lens for the price
on November 26, 2013
This Canon 70-300mm IS USM is certainly not a bad lens for its modest price.
It performed adequately at a recent adult soccer match hand-held in the IS #2 mode at speeds of 1/1250 sec. or faster in wide open Aperture priority setting with my Canon 50D, but it was noticeably "soft" at 300mm.
The autofocus was acceptable but appeared to be slower than that of my 5 years old Canon 28-135 IS lens.
Is it a good solid lens that I'd recommend to my friends with youngsters playing youth soccer?
Most definitely ... after all, it's a dependable Canon.
Is it a great lens for crystal clear action sports shots? Probably not.
Is it a versatile lens for spontaneous people or player image shots at sports and outdoor family events ?
Absolutely ... after all, it's a Canon.