Excerpt: Overall very happy with this lens. I think it's a great value.. Used it a lot for a music studio shoot (low lighting) and liked the results combined with my 5D MIII. My wallet liked it as well -vs- the 35L. Look forward to using it for my travel kit and general purpose lens.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I use this lens for snapshots that are sharp, clear and have great color. It's a little wider than the 50mm but the distortion is minimal. This allows me to capture a larger field of view, then crop the image for final composition. The wide aperture, fiels of view and close focusing capabilities allow me to get good shots in tight, dark places. The build quality is just as good as any of the plastic body EF Canon lenses. The quality of the lens glass is exceptional.
Pros: Bright, Consistent Output, Great color, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp