Excerpt: The detailed results of my flower images after using this lens have been spectacular. For those that claim that the manual focus is difficult to use. Do what I do. Focus with your glasses on. The price of this lens is high. But it is worth it for the quality of the images.
Excerpt: Beautiful images, Zeiss quality build. I use this lens on a Canon 6d with the Eg-S focusing screen which is most helpful and highly recommended for best results. Get a filter (I use B&W) so you never have to worry about cleaning the lens-it's way back there.
Excerpt: I was torned between this lens and the 50L from canon. I MADE THE GOOD choice. This lens has a 25cm close focus distance and thus makes a thinner DOF for many subjects compared to the 50L. It is THE best all purpose lens I own.
Excerpt: My favorite lens to date. To say the thing is built like a tank is an understatement. It is half the size of my Canon 24-105mm f/4, and probably about double the weight. Solid metal all around.
As far as image quality goes, the thing is superb.
Excerpt: This lens is super sharp. Sharper than the Canon 50 1.2.
The focus ring is kinda stiff and it is heavy. Thus the 4 star.
If you're looking for sharp lens and you don't mind the manual focus and the weight, this one is for you.
Excerpt: The best thing about this lens is the colors. Skin tones and blues are really good.
Focus on a 5dII with precision screen has 50% keeper rate. Thats why you see so many pictures of flowers/trees and very less of people all over the websites.
Excerpt: Long stroke focusing ring
Perfect sharpness across the entire field
I almost finish when using this lens. This device makes me excited. God bless the developers and manufacturers of this lens.
Excerpt: This thing produces crazy high quality images. Colors are great, contrast is great, it's totally sharp. There isn't anything to worry about in the IQ category. The following is about usability.
The first thing you'll probably notice is the stellar build quality.