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i really wanted to like this lens
on May 4, 2016
I really wanted to like this lens. but i just couldn't get a good working one. i went through a few copies of this. the first one had loose internal elements and nothing came out sharp. it was a brand new factory sealed one. returned it and the next one had a non working auto focus. well i took it out and used it with just manual focus. in all honesty, the quality wasn't bad up to about 250mm, but not good enough for the price. so that one went back. I'm not going to send a brand new product to canon for repair. it should work at least once out of the box. but after multiple failed copies i bought the 70-200 L and couldn't be happier. its sharper then this lens at all focal lengths and faster. yeah it may not reach as far but for how sharp it is i just crop the image and its crop is sharper than anything i could get with these lenses. some people here might have got a "good" version of this lens and might be extremely happy with it. I for one got tired of trying to find one. my advise is check you lens when you buy it right away with a tripod on a stationary object. try all focal lengths and try all apertures. there's a big inconsistency with this lens quality control.