This is an old model and a used lens, but it has transformed my photography. The 300mm focal length allows me to photograph numerous animals from a respectful distance, while the 2.8 aperture brings gorgeous brightness to the image even in low-light situations. As you may be able to tell, I’m absolutely in love with this lens.
I love this lens for close range shots of smaller, less active birds or larger birds when they’re flying. It’s a great lens as long as there’s plenty of light.