Excerpt: I'm using this lens for portraits and for weddings. Overall it's amazing, beautiful colors, bokeh and crisp!!<br />The only complaint I'd have is that it's slow to focus in low light. I had a wedding last weekend and it struggled focusing for the reception. But outdoors it's spot on and creates beautiful images!
Excerpt: Based on reviews of this lens I decided to take the plunge and have not been disappointed with my decision.<br />I will use the lens primarily for indoor basketball and some reception (non-wedding) for which I am contracted.<br />So far I have found the lens to be exceptionally fast focusing even in dimly lite areas. Images are sharp at 2.0 and stunning at 4. <br />So far I have no complaints and believe it was money well-spent.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: It's a great lens to start of your L lens collection if you're still not having a big budget. The sharpness is rivalled by few in Canon's lineup. <br /><br />It's a tad difficult to focus manually cause of the narrow degree of the rotating focus ring though but otherwise excellent
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction