Excerpt: I've used this lens to shoot ice hockey at all levels including prep, college, USA Hockey, OHL, and NHL for many years. Despite its weight, the results are simply addicting.
Prior to purchasing this bad boy, I was shooting hockey with the 70-200mm f2.8 and thought I was getting good results.
Excerpt: I've been dreaming of this lens for years.
Now that I've had some time to really use it - I am confident in saying that this is the best portrait lens, period. That's right... I'm looking at you 85 1.2!!
Summary: Out of this world performance. Somewhat heavy so bring a tripod if you plan to shoot for more than an hour or two. Not all situations call for a 200mm prime but when it does the performance, bokeh and image quality sets you apart from almost anything.
Summary: Perfect lens for studio. Sets you in the wow factor to your clients. Images are great. Camera should be on tripod for best results. Negative...be-careful with this lens Canon will not service it anymore. It has leaded crystal glass. There are companies that will service it though.
Summary: I give this lense to my wife for her bitrthday, she is a professional photographer she is 100% happy. The only crazy thing is the price! I told her this birthday gift covers the next 10 years. Lol.... LiliaAlvaradophotography
The images are just awesome and the bukah is to die for
16 July 2014
Summary: After much research I decided to buy this lens for our wedding photography business and I have not been dissapointed. We are a two photographer team and this lens really compliments our other lenses. The images are just awesome and the bukah is to die for.