Excerpt: This is a great light weight lens. I'm giving it three instead of five stars because of build quality. Optically this lens is amazing but it doesn't inspire the confidence of a professional lens like the L series does.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: The first copy I received from B&H was definitely too soft and called for a replacement. My second copy is much better but I do not agree with many of the reviews I have read on this lens. The lens struggles to focus in low light and under the best circumstances it is not tack sharp.
Summary: I had high expectations for the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, but it disappoints. I love the distance for portraits and that it's a prime. It's fast and sharp, but it leaves chromatic aberration in almost every photo. I've used it on two camera bodies and always with a hood.
Excerpt: I do a lot of portrait photography and realized that I needed an 85mm lens. I didn't want to spend two grand on the Canon 85mm 1.2 and was skeptical about third party brands. So left with no other options I purchased this one.
Excerpt: I used this for sports photography after viewing the canon indoor lens page. I'm not unhappy with it but maybe I don't know how to use it correctly. When I viewed the pics that I took on my laptop I gound a lot of them to be fuzzy, unclear.........etc.
Excerpt: Bought with much anticipated excitement from reading all the wonderful reviews, but somewhat disappointed with soft focus and soft contrast. After about 200 shots in all different aperture settings, focusing distance(10-150 feet), shutter speed of all the way up to 1/8000(sunset) , returned to B & H...
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I open the box, put it in my camera and started shooting... I am not impressed by this lens yet, a little slow on the focusing, little pale colors, I would still wait to see how it stands intense use...