Canon UK service are completely #### !!!!! How the #### can they say this lens is fixed.... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Right that feels better...... Let me explain. I have had a 300 L IS USM F/4.0 since Jan 13th. To be honest its never been right from the start. Its always been soft compaired to my 70-200 L. It went off to Canon and back it came 4 weeks later with a new IS unit. The Lens seemed better for a bit but still softer than my 70-200. I carried on thinking it maybe my method with a bigger lens. I then used it again 3 weeks ago and again all the images were soft. To such a degree they all went in the bin.300 images gone. I was so annoyed i again took it to Canon with a full letter....
After another 2 weeks i got the lens back yesterday after they told me they had fixed the Autofocus this time. They confirmed on their work sheet that "autofocus adjusted , checked up to standards" OK good i thought so i took it out today for some test shoots at LHR. Well this is what the hell i got !!!!!
Pretty impressive isn't it !!!!!!!! How the #### can they say THIS is up to L glass standard !!!!! Is it me am i going mad... Someone please tell me this is not normal.
Anyway for an example of what my 70-200 L can do with my 20D from the same spot here's an example. So i KNOW its not MY equipment but this poxy lens !!!!
Photo © Simon Curtis
I have sent an email to the supplier of the lens to see if i can get it replaced (like for like) as faulty non up to standard product. Normally they try to get you to deal with Canon DIRECT , but thats got me nowhere !!!! And i CANNOT keep doing a 2 hour round trip every 3 weeks....
Jeeez someone once said photography can be a bit of an emotional rollercoater. Well im for sure at the bottom at the moment !!!!
I need a Beer !!!!