Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
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Love / Hate relationship
sonbossie, B&H Photo
26 January 2015
Excerpt: With this lens I do mostly family and child photography. It is an extremely sharp lens and I love the bokeh. The only thing that frustrates me is that it is very slow. So it's tricky to use with little ones two years and younger, because they move to much and to fast. But then I switch to my 24-70.
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.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Large Lens Opening, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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..
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
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...
Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction