Reviving an old topic, how is the lens after two years, any more pics, i am considering getting one, they come and go on ebay for around $1600, i know its cheap when compared to the EF version, there is also the 300mm f/2.8 for around the same price.
hey to be honest haven't used it too much for stills but actually used it quite a big for shooting video of archery because the focus wheels can be moved smoothly easily without introducing vibration. I think this lens is amazing for long range video. especially for the money.
but now I have the tamron 150-600 i would say the tamron is generally better but it still cant hit f4.5 like this can but it does have IS and AF although you need to turn IS off for panning. I wont sell the FD because i like it and its sort of an antique now but generally for most situations the tamron or new sigma 150-600 will be a better choice for less money
Thanks for the feedback.
Current Gear: Canon 5D Mark III | 600D | EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM | EF 24-105 F/4.0 | Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC | EF 50mm f/1.8 | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II | 430EX II | Canon EF 2x II; Past Gear:
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS | EF 70-200mm f4 L USM | EF 100