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★★★★☆

“Best of the budgets?”

Written on: 29/02/2012 by johnofacklam (2 reviews written)

When I got my first Digital SLR my main concern was getting some decent wide angle lenses so this telephoto lens was chosen primarily for being cheap. Having said that when I have used it at the odd air show or for the birds in the garden it has done a remarkable job. Like most of the budget offerings it is a little bit soft towards the 300 end but results are still acceptable and for the rest of the range it is evenly sharp all over. It is very light even though it can be used on full frame cameras but still seems solid enough and has a reassuring feel to it. Focussing is usually accurate but not the fastest in the world. It did struggle a bit at the air show with the fast jets but still got a good number sharp. Generally I'm very pleased with it particularly at the price.