Am I the only one to have a love/hate relationship with this lens?IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/283qXRG London 20160105-2739
It's not the most stellar performer wide open at 200mm if you look closely at the egdes, which is what bugs the heck out of me, but for most shots I take wide open I'm not after tack sharpness at the edge anyway! On the other hand, the big plus for me is it's not white so doesn't stand out in a crowd like a sore thumb.
When I think I've just made up my mind yet again to ditch it, I see performance like this with a bright back-lit subject and think why am I being so silly!
Has anyone who owned this lens and ditched it for a Canon version ever wondered why they spent all that extra money, and was it actually worth it if they are really honest with themselves?
With the advent of the 70-200 f2.8 mk3 Canon just announced, I see the mk2 versions dropping in price to something I can afford, and I am tempted to part with some folding stuff.
Thoughts on a postcard please.
by Rob Swain Photography
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