So I got my hands on the 70-200mm 2.8 IS USM lens from Canon and went out to play with it. ($1,600 from Amazon)
I don’t claim to excel at outdoor/nature photography, I’ll leave that to my father and brother. But this lens begs to shoot birds, so here ya go.
I’d love to have this lens in my bag all the time! Although it is large and cumbersome, it’s really a good one to have for a variety of shooting environments. DPreview has the following to say:
The Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM is quite simply an excellent lens, which will reward users with quality images in almost every situation.