Summary: Great quality for the price range. I have to agree with others when it comes to crisp clear images and being on par with L series lenses. It's not as fast as my 24-105 though, so when I need a fast lens I go for my L lens.
Summary: I already had a canon 100mm f2.8 USM Macro, and needed something a little faster for low light action photography. I'm using it with a Canon 7D Mk ii (big problem), and was surprised when so many of the first images that I shot at f1.8 were so blurry as to be unusable.
I read that this lens was just as good as the L series counterpart
26 January 2016
Summary: I read that this lens was just as good as the L series counterpart. I do have to say the sharpness is nice! What I do not like about the lens is the focus is touchy, it drops out quick, but you can feel it happening. I would recommend a high shutter speed if your hand holding this lens.
Summary: I love this lens I just wish I had FF camera, on my crop sensor is around 132mm and works lovely for closeup shots, the depth of field this lens gives is so creamy and I just love it. Good for small product photography on a crop-sensor.
Sharp and fast with awesome bokeh. Lots of purple chromatic aberation
Aaron Reyes, Amazon
10 January 2016
Summary: This lens is everything you've been wanting and has completely replaced my 50mm 1.8. It is very sharp and fast to focus. My only complaint in the VERY harsh chromatic aberation when subject has a bright background. It is very noticeable and difficult to correct for in LR.
Summary: I'm a wedding photographer (www.leedphoto.com) and I setup this lens on my Canon 6D as my second camera... Love it, sharp, reliable, and quick auto focus. I wanted to rig a second camera that was light weight and not bulky... The 85 1.8 is exactly what I thought it would be.
Excerpt: This review is mostly for the crop sensor shooters. I read that this 85mm is a great lens for shooting indoor basketball in the basket area. After purchasing this lens to go on my 7D, I learned that I was unable to shoot from under the basket.
Excerpt: Purchased this lens to take senior class portraits of our son. Fast on focus, clear image on subject. Blurs background as noted on the specifications. Very satisfied with results. Being used on a Ti 3.
Pros: Purchased this lens to take senior class portraits of our son. Fast on focus, clear image on subject. Blurs background as noted on the specifications. Very satisfied with results. Being used on a Ti 3.