Good sharp lens, but..
June 04, 2015
Ive owned this lens for a year, using it with a Canon 6D. It is super sharp at macro distances with very good contrast and colour.
The VC (Vibration Control, or image stabilisation) has been unreliable for me. I shot macro on a tripod so disabled VC for most of the work Ive done, so I hadnt noticed how VC worked until after I owned the lens for a while.
I was disappointed that at shutter speeds where VC would be relied on, it produced soft images, and occasional, a ghost image, like two exposure in one, slight shifted. This is at any distance, not macro distances, so shooting a scene 30 feet away produces a soft image with VC enabled. I have had to turn off VC, and shoot at faster speeds, or use the tripod, which really defeats the purpose of paying for VC. Without VC, its a first rate piece of glass, and I would have no hesitation in rating it 5 stars. Fortunately, it has a manufacturers 6 year warranty, which I am now taking advantage of.
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