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An excellent Canon L series lens

Advantages: Solid build quality, excellent results, quick focussing, quiet motor
Disadvantages: Rather expensive, could be heavy if carrying around all day

New prices are around the £1100-1300 mark - I saw a second hand one in my local camera shop last spring for around £800 and jumped at the chance. Hardly used at the time, but I've made up for that now.... As an aviation photographer who specialising in ...

graeme10 25.02.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 AF

A serious lens for serious photographers!

Advantages: image quality, image stabilising feature
Disadvantages: Not cheap

This lens is a major purchase, as the typical retail price is £1,200-1,300. However, if you are keen on sports or wildlife photography the price is fully justified: The image quality is superb, very sharp, great colours. I first used this lens to photo ...

straightarm 19.08.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 AF

Good if you need the zoom

Advantages: zoom range, stabilisation
Disadvantages: awkward when hand-held

...I purchased a 100-400 IS L USM lens as my first long lens on a Canon EOS 10D. Initial impressions - solidly built, heavy (as expected), pretty sharp images. I used the lens for some months, mainly for bird photography. Carrying the lens attached to the 1 ...

tsahugh 08.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 AF

my large steady hand

Advantages: lightweight, fully adjustable
Disadvantages: the cost

...for each of my cameras, I have this Hama Star 61 Tripod for my DLSR, and I have the Hama Traveller Mini Tripod for my compact camera. I could also use this Star 61 tripod with my compact camera if I wanted to, but I don't really see the po ...

michelley26 25.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Hama Star 61 Tripod

Hama star 61 tripod review

Advantages: light, affordable, has most of the features you would need in day to day situations, quite tall
Disadvantages: not very rugged/durable

The Hama star 61 tripod is an affordable, light weight and very good value low end tripod. So should you get it? In short, yes. For the price (I got it for about £16 on amazon) it is an excellent choice for photography enthusiasts and beginners who wish ...

zedos180 10.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Hama Star 61 Tripod