May 20, 2011
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6
This was my very first SLR lens. I bought it retail(ouch). I bought my first SLR body-only because I knew that the kit lens was lousy. I did not know too much about lenses at the time. I was immediately impressed by the reach this lens had. I also observed that it was not as sharp as my P&S. No big deal. It was TONS faster! Over the years that I owned it I developed a love/hate relationship with the 70-300. The hate part was intensified as I was diagnosed with the incurable L-disease. And eventually It was replaced by the 70-200 f/4 IS L. But due to its remarkable service(I put it through its paces!) I salute the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6.
(It is obvious that I am still sick 3 posts in one week!)