I was checking out my craigslist recently and I noticed this lens for sale. I did a quick search on the forums for some info on it, but it seemed like all I could pull up was stuff on the 100-400, the Siggy 100-300, or primes of 100 or 300mm. I've done some reading on it from an older site.
Does anyone have some info on this lens? Say, is it worth plopping down $800 for it? I'm very interested technically in it. It's supposed to be in great condition, and it reminds me of my old 70-210 that I first used in photography. It came out the year USM was introduced, but it still uses the older AF system.
I don't like my lenses collecting dust and unused, but I could see myself using this (not like I was planning on getting a 100-400 anytime soon).
Does anyone have some sample shots to share? It's still supposed to be optically excellent (though likely antiquated by today's standards).
EDIT: I found the thread in the samples archive, but half were L, the other half weren't. I'll keep looking through it. but if anyone has any info, I'm all ears!
Even if I don't buy it, I might call the guy up to check it out :P.