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Just got back from PhotoExpo in NY. Here's my take:
Very similar to the 85/1.2, Vers.2 in look and feel, just a bit more compact.
Front lens again very similar to the 85, just a bit smaller, great balance on the 1DS, not as top heavy as the 85.
As for focus speed, seems fine, definitely quicker than the 85 (less glass=weight).
And the out of focus/select focus feels literally the same than with the 85.
They go great together, same kind of quality feel in regards of color, crispness in the images (judged from the rather lousy lcd on the 1DS).
I can see this being the (portrait) lens to get for 1.6 and 1.3 crop factor camera shooters.
I'm getting one asap
Ever since i heard about the lens this summer i'm exited about finally having a L lineup from 35-50-85 (and the 24-70 as backup, all I need, well maybe…TS lenses next).