I also have that lens. I've purchased it some 15 years ago, while looking for a better tele-zoom, to replace my Tamron 70-300, while still being on a limited budget. I bought it from eBay for a bit higher than I should have, but it was a moment when they seemed to have been disappearing.

It's a fine lens, and I've done a few good shots with it.
(As a matter of fact, I believe the "cover" shot on my photo website was done with that lens: Heh! it shows up on PPG - from that link that you've sent) However, for some reason, I didn't fell in love with that lens, as much as I liked 60-250/2.8, which I purchased several years later, when I had a larger budget.

I still have that lens sitting on the shelf, but it's been ages since I've used it. Soon after purchasing that F 70-210, I bought the first version of Tamron's super-zoom (18-250) (shortly as it came on the market around 2007) which I had used as a travel zoom for several years. The rendering of F 70-210 was good, but the focal length was a bit short for my needs on the tele side. And that lens was not faster than the Tamron zoom. I think those were the factors I haven't used F 70-210 as much.

Yet, I was reluctant to get rid of it.

I hope you will enjoy your new lens! Post back your results and impressions, once you get to use that lens.


Subash Jeyan Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:43:25 -0700 wrote:

i've just got myself an F 70-210 f4-5.6, though it'd actually be two
weeks before i get my hands on it. the reviews of the lens on the PF
were pretty good and i was curious about the images taken with the
lens. so i went to PPG to have a look. most of the images for that lens
in PPG seems to have been taken by Ken Waller. indeed, the first 15
images or so were his. superb stuff. recognised a few other names from
the list too.

i am glad i bought this lens though it doesn't necessary follow that
the images i make will be half as good. i was planning to take the DA
55-300 on my trek in the himalayas next month but wondering if i should
take this lens instead (coupled with the sigma 17-50/2.8).

here is the PPG link for this lens if anyone else is interested:


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