Excerpt: I take senior pictures and love this lens. It creates a perfect background blur/bokeh with sharp focus on the subject. My only con is the lens is a bit heavy compared to my other lenses, but it feels rugged and well made. Happy to recommend.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Excerpt: If you've been debating on whether or not to purchase this lens, stop right now and add it to your cart. Every once in a great while, a lens is so good that it doesn't need to be updated. This lens falls into that criteria. It is tack sharp at f/2. It is samurai sharp at f/2.8.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for family/portrait photography. I have used to for two sessions so far and its already my favorite lens! It produces very sharp images even when opened wide and also give a gorgeous blurry background. I was worried that it'd be too heavy but I quickly got used to that.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I rented this lens a few years ago to shoot an indoor sports event (a rare demo game of an Olympic champion in badminton). The lens performed great on my 40D. It was surprisingly sharp wide open and proved to have a fast and reliable focus.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I use this lens in lieu of the 70-200. I love having the extra stop and its also lighter. This lens is sharp and has great contrast and color rendition. Its everything that you hear that it is!!!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: My wife and I have been renting this lens for about a year now and we decided to finally just buy it and man we could not be happier! Portraits, Headshots, Wildlife, Weddings, Sports, Studio, you name it and this lens could expertly apply itself to any of those specialties. Notice, I said expertly.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this lens every weekend. It's fantastic and I love the quality of images that come out of it. The low aperture is fantastic for low lighting, particularly for ceremonies held in poorly lit churches. I wish it were not as heavy as it is but for all that it is surprisingly compact.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great in Low Light, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction