Excerpt: I was looking for a sharp lens for Macro, Portrait and Medium Telephoto. Well this lens does the job for all three. Very versatile, light weight (for a L). I just see a very awesome future ahead with this glass!I shoot video by the way!
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is my favorite macro lens I've never used. It's amazing! I'm a full time wedding photographer and I use this a lot for detail photos. I can't believe I used to shoot without the beauty! : ) It's perfect.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I'm a serious photographer & this is one of the best lens I have ever owned. The one to one ratio is true and the close focus is just wonderful. I used it with flower arrangements, portraits and pet close ups the results are clear shots and wonderful color. For the money you can't beat this lens, it's a Canon L series lens and fast also at 2.8 Don't wait if you are thinking about this lens you need to own it. You will be amazed.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased the lens from B&H two weeks ago and am very happy with it's performance. Best results are achieved using mirror lockup (for a single shot), manual focusing at various focusing lengths, a tripod and stacking software. Hand held works okay but focusing becomes a challenge when shooting minimum focusing lengths. I have tried all apertures and found best results in the middle of the lens aperture range which was expected.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus