Excerpt: Very sharp, great build quality, and very good for handheld video. This lens is a fantastic wide angle lens. Amazing for so many types of photography and a VERY good video lens, especially for handheld video. The image stab. makes this lens a great choice for run and fun video shooting.
Excerpt: I currently use this lens with my Canon 6D. I absolutely love this lens. It is exactly what I have been wanting to by able to do astrophotograpy, as well as landscapes. I just recently used it for some shots of fireworks over a lake. I was able to capture the reflection as well as the actual firework. I am extremely happy with my purchase!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I read a number of lens reviews which indicated that a few fixed focal length lenses can make a lot of dollar and performance sense. The IS surprised me in buildings with limited lighting. The pictures were clearer. Outside provided great color and contrast. This is a everyday "walk around" lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I grabbed this lens a few weeks ago in preparation of my cousin's wedding. My aunt had asked me to photograph things that the professionals wouldn't be around for (like the rehearsal dinner and the bridesmaids getting ready), and this seemed like the perfect wide angle lens. It took beautiful photos all weekend, and I'm really happy with the purchase! It compliments my 50mm really well for when I'm in tight spaces.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: I mainly shoot landscapes and inside cathedrals in Europe and this lens get the job done in style! I shoot in extremely low light in cathedrals where flash and sometimes tripods aren't allowed. I'm amazed at the quality of my hand held shots with IS and at f/2.8. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and typically use 800 ISO up to 1600 with amazing results around 1/60 of a second firing. Awesome contrast and sharpness with some vignetting that can easily be corrected.
Excerpt: You are going to hear people say that this lens is not sharp at f/2.8, IS is overkill for a wide angle prime, and that the corners are soft. All of these are "true" statements, but let me elaborate: - the lens is sharpest stopped to f/8, but f/2.8 produces a completely usable image. A little sharpening in post, and you are good to go. - IS is probably overkill for this lens, and when it was going for $850, it was patently ridiculous.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp