Excerpt: Shot my first fashion show just after receiving the 1.4 G, and my worries about the focus speed have been assuaged, as the lens focuses fast and smoothly. In addition, as has been widely reported, its bokeh is beautiful. As such, I highly recommend this lens for studio as well as close-in event shooting.
Excerpt: There is not much I can add to previous reviews raving about the dreamy bokeh, clarity and quality of this lens. I did spend some time debating the value vs the 85mm 1.8, but from the moment I unpackaged the lens and with the first few sessions, no regrets at all.If you are taking the time to read reviews of this lens, I would imagine you might be considering the 105mm or the 135mm DC alternatives for portrait work, as I was.
Stunning image quality. Out of this world. Amazing. I am running out of superlatives for this lens!
Jeanne Mitchell, Amazon
3 July 2014
Summary: Words simply cannot describe how much I love this lens. It is, simply, absolutely stunning. Forget what it costs. Forget the other "make do" lenses. Find a way to own this lens. Seriously, you NEED this lens.