Monday, December 11, 2006

Review: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM L

Yes!!! Finally, I bought this lens as my own birthday gift for this year.

I went to the Samy's Camera store in west Los Angeles the past weekend with friends. Originally, I just want to buy a new camera bag for hiking. Currently, I have 4 lenses but I mainly use the Canon EF 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) lens.

I was online shopping for the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5 IS USM L for awhile but most of the reviews claim the lens is very heavy and the push/pull style zooming is not very good. I made a big mistake and I asked for the sales to get me the lenses (both 28-300mm and 70-200mm) to try. Once I tried the 70-200mm, I love it; however, once I tried the 28-300mm, I HATE it!!!

The 70-200mm lens originally is selling for about US$2500. I have searched around online about a week ago and the best price is US$2199. Samy's Camera was selling it for US$2000 w/o sales tax!!!!! Plus, the Canon has US$50 rebate and I was using my credit card (that has the other 5% rebate). As a result, I bought this lens for just about US$1850!!! Great deal!!!

This lens is still very heavy (70-200mm f/4 No IS is a lot lighter and cheaper). However, the focus is very fast and the image is crystal sharp. I love this lens. The other problem I have now is I need a new camera body to take advantage of the lens. Where is the Canon EOS 40D or 6D!?!?!?!


Anonymous said...

Where is "Download Los Angeles"?


Post some pictures with this new lens please :-)


Icey Cake (冰餅) said...

Goldventure: Thanks for letting me know the typo I did. You can come to my flickr and I have a lot of photos were taken by this baby.