Wow, I now see what people are talking about in regards to L color and ring USM focusing speed. This lens straight up performs. Most of these pictures are F2 (which is a little shallow, but I needed all the light I could get. I was using a flash as well) (the color on this building really impresses me) Things I would have done differently 1. For outdoor portraits I should have been using 2.8 probably. The lens is so damn sharp at F2 though I just wanted to use it at F2. 2. I should have bought an express battery charger for my flash. Friday evening I killed 8 AA batteries and I only had 4 recharged by Saturday's game. 3. Try to get the ball in more shots and quit cutting off their hands... just gotta practice this. 30D made it a little hard to focus in order to not cut off their hands. I tried many different combos of pre-focusing, AI servo, and.... well those are really my only two options. When it comes down to it, to get those shots with greater consistanty I'd want either a 5D or a 1 series body.