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Old Jan 14, 2004, 2:32 PM   #11
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thanks for the links. The one at J&R doesnt say if its the II version
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Old Jan 15, 2004, 12:30 PM   #12
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i agree... i still got the one from J&R, im just hoping its the II version... Although, I don't know the difference... ?
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Old Jan 16, 2004, 12:27 AM   #13
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The 50 I received last week from J&R was a II...
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Old Jan 16, 2004, 5:37 AM   #14
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i agree... i still got the one from J&R, im just hoping its the II version... Although, I don't know the difference... ?
... I believe the original version is all metal (available only in the used market), ie if you just ordered and its made of plastic then it's a serie II!
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Old Jan 20, 2004, 7:35 PM   #15
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It's a great lens and from what I've heard it competes with the "L" series on sharpness. Pretty good deal for a tiny investment. I wasn't happy with my basketball shots until I decided to test this lens out for one evening, using it exclusively. Believe me, the gym I shot in is like a dungeon but the lens performed wonderfully, especially at about 5.6 aperture where it's supposed "crisp" range can be found.

I almost parted with it...before actually using it (gee, how could something so cheap be so good, I thought).

From what I've seen in reviews, only the experts seem to laud this glass. The amateurs frown on it probably because they don't know how to use it properly or they haven't used it at all.

And you certainly don't need to even consider USM with this lens. It's already fast and focuses so quickly in AF that your shutter has done it's job and is on a lunch-break before you hear the minor zhht.
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