bigcountry wrote in post #11081120
you spend too much time on the internet. buy the lens and see what it can do for you, don't read people's comments (most who have never seen the lens in person) dictate whether or not you cheat yourself out of using this wonderful piece of glass.
You've never done research before buying anything? I've researched information on cars before purchase, found out all I could, then I went and test drove to see how I actually liked the car, before buying.
In the same vein, I like to find out as much as I can about a lens (or camera) before I order, even if I can return it. I would like to be reasonably sure I want it, before purchase, and avoid returning it. There is no camera store local to me, so I have to buy online, or drive for over 100 miles one way.
So being a bit informed before a purchase, saves time and aggravation for all involved.
I also know, there are some people who comment on every piece of equipment, not having owned or actually used it, is not a deterrent to their comments.
Yet, for those who have used the equipment, and are skilled photographers, I value their insight.