Written on: 27/07/2010 by 123bigglad
I have owned many macro lenses over the years but this one takes the biscuit !
My main attraction to this lens was the Image Stabilisation which works in two planes both the side to side and also up and down.
For people doing macro photography and most of the time trying to make the best in relatively low light, this lens is the dogs proverbials !
I have taken some incredibly sharp shots at 1/40th second handheld something my previous Tamron 90mm and Tamron 180mm macro lenses would not entertain at all.
The lens itself is not too heavy and comes with a lens hood. The USM focussing is fast and predictable when u need it - but I usually use manual for macro. It also makes for a good portrait lens though even at F2.8 it can be a bit sharp !!
A full 5 star rating ....
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