Excerpt: Having been a user (and lover) of the Canon 24-70mm zoom f/2.8 I, and now the II zoom lens and, understanding that the II is probably the finest lens in this range, bar none, I expected this 24mm prime to be a bit of an also-ran at 1/3 the price of the 24-70 lens.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for landscape and night photography. Wasn't willing to pay out double or triple the price of this lens and took a chance that it would work for me. At first I was not happy with the lens and was thinking of sending it back because it was not sharp at the edges.
Excerpt: This lens has been a life saver on more than one occasion. It allows me to get a lot closer to my subject than my other lenses, which is necessary for some of my shoots. The bokeh is nice and the stabilization is great to have as well. It's one of my favorite lenses.