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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM is a new medium telephoto lens. Can Read more

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Overall 10
10

A Beautiful Lens

Duke of Murl, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: If you like taking pictures of family and friends and people in general then this is your lens. Great pictures with little effort!!! Its a winner!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Canon 85mm 1.2L II Lens

Hawkie, B&H Photo
17 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a hunk of glass! I debated getting the 1.8 or the Sigma Lens 85mm. I am so happy I spent the extra money and purchased this lens. Coupled with my new Canon 6D the images are spectacular. I have the Canon 2.8 70-200L lens. This fixed focal length lens is the perfect lens for portrait and tight shots with three or fewer. The weight is not an issue. The 70-200 can be unmanageable in this type of situation.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Large Lens Opening, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Very good performance

Hongtao, B&H Photo
4 November 2014
  • Excerpt: The bokeh is fantastic, better than Nikon 85 1.4G. It focuses a little bit slower though. Very heavy.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

My favorite len by far for head shots

Moises for Puerto Rico, B&H Photo
21 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Exclusive for head and beauty shots. The sharpness and boken. It may get heavy after a while.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Loving the Ride!

R. Robillard "Verdoot", Amazon
3 October 2014
  • Summary: I "watched" this lens for 2 years before buying it and like most people considering a $2000 purchase read numerous reviews and comments. In fact, I hesitated to even write a review. What could I possibly add to the discussions? Certainly not a rehash of how heavy, slow focusing and expensive the lens is or how the 85mm 1.8 is really the best value for the money. All of that has been very well covered. From my perspective no one "needs" this lens.... including me.
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Overall 10
10

The best portrait lens

Tidejag01, B&H Photo
1 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Not much to say other than this is the best portrait lens. Your subjects really pop. I've used the 50mm 1.2 and the 70-200mm 2.8 but there's just something different about this lens.
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Overall 10
10

Great amazing sharp Photos!

MDM Photography, B&H Photo
30 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm extremely happy with lens about the lens.. Amazing sharp Images with the an amazing Bokeh.. Really amazing lens. NOW the downfall, which I'm willing to live with. The lens AF is a little on the slow side, so if your woking with fast paced subjects forget it.. HOWEVER, I took it to use at my Weddings I shot on the weekend, and decided to use it for the grooms/brides preparation only, I pretty much used it all day after that! Great lens. WORTH IT!!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction, Sublime Images
  • Cons: Af A Little Slow
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Overall 8
8.0

slow and lovely

Sara, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for portraits. I like that I can go wide open with it in low light. It can be slow to focus a lot, but I knew that before I bought it. It's heavy, but I like it because it's heavy for a good reason....it's all glass!!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Tough To Attach
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Overall 10
10

Exposes real skill and lack of skill!

Stephen, B&H Photo
10 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This is an incredible lens. It is astonishingly frustrating to use when you try it first and particularly if you've not shot at f1.2 before. The focus ring takes forever to turn full circle and AF is not very quick, but with some perseverance there is a surreal quality to the image when shot wide open that will result in your jaw dropping in complete awe. If portraiture is your thing and if you don't have to sell a kidney to buy it, then THIS is THE lens to get.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

GLASS

Walter, B&H Photo
7 August 2014
  • Excerpt: The glass alone makes me feel that the money was well spent. I don't think I would ever have to buy another portrait lens again. Most incredible shots I have ever taken. The bokeh is beautiful, especially at f1.2. The only thing that I would tell people interested in buying this lens is that it is a little slow, but it is completely understandable since it has a long distance to rotate when focusing. Best lens in my arsenal for sure.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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