ed rader wrote in post #10811087
i'm always skeptical of guys who know what they are talking about even before a product is released. in fact if i were to believe everything guys who know what they are talking about say in the six months AFTER a product release the 40d would have better IQ than the 5dc and the 7d the best hi ISO camera made by canon.
thanx, but i'll reserve judgement for now
Well, it's not rocket science ... the focal length is known, the max aperture is known, I know what subjects I shoot and what the conditions tend to be. Even if this lens is ridiculously sharp wide open it still won't cut it for indoor sports and it's too short for birds. I don't need a travel lens. So, even before it's released, let alone tested, I don't hesitate to say it's not for me. On the other hand I have no problem seeing there may well be many great uses for others.
I could see one possible use for it, for outdoor (motor)sports even though I'd hate having to up the ISOs even more than I already have to when the light gets lower in the afternoon/evening.