Advice on Canon 70 - 210 lens F3.5/4.5 Ultrasonic

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Tony Carter
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Can any members offer advice on the above lens, which I have seen for sale s/h in my local Jessops' store. My first reaction was that it appears to be heavy, but I would appeciate other people's views and experience. Thanks. Tony C.

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harlequin
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I have 75 to 300 ultrasonic.
It isn't light , but i wouldn't call it heavy.

Gary MacKenzie

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Dave R Smith
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I also have 75 to 300 ultrasonic.
I bought it 4 or 5 years ago and recall that the 'ultrasonic' was worth the extra money for fine/fast focusing.
Prices for new and used 'real' SLR cameras/lenses have tumbled since digital cameras hit the market.

Tony Carter
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Thanks Gary for your reply, but I should have been more specific with my original post. I wonder if you or others can comment on the performance of this type of lens - I don't have the experience to make judgements as I have only had my Canon300d a few months. I have only used the lens which came with the kit (EFS 18 - 55 mm). Tony C.

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i used the version i have to take a picture of a mother swallow feeding one of her young on a fence wire.
the focus , i think is pin sharp.
the freeze of bird in flight , the same.
i'll attach a low res version of it here and let you see what you think.

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Tony Carter
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Thanks Gary for the picture, I'm impressed. Tony C.

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