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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Review Date: May 4, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: razor sharp, f/1.2.
chromatic aberration, heavy, rear glass element is exposed (easy to scratch), slow-AF.

One of my favorite L-series lens and my latest purchase. Again, AMAZING bokeh this lens can create. But it suffers from Chromatic Aberration even at f/1.6. Well, that can be taken care off through PP but still, they could've used some sort of coatings that can help eliminate the CAs.

Sharpness, the sharpest lens in my whole lineup, it's definitely at the top, with 24-70 2.8L and 70-200 f/4L IS coming next in line.

The weight of this thing is a ton! So you have to be ready when planning on carrying this lens around cause it might hurt your back eventually Smile

Slow AF! Well this lens is not designed to shoot moving/sports, but you can get away sometimes, just have to get used to the lens characteristics.

And last but not least, if you plan on switching this lens back and forth, it would not be such a good idea. Why? Since the rear glass element of this lens is actually exposed to the surface of the rear part of this lens, so you have to be extremely careful when putting it on and taking it off the camera.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Review Date: Oct 1, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: awesome build quality, sharp lens, good in low light.
canadian price!, kindda slow focussing on fast moving objects.

This is my first L-lens and I was surprised on how heavy it was holding it the first time. Great colors, contrast, sharp pics, and nice bokeh! I shot it pretty dark environment without flash and the pics still turn out pretty good. The only thing im concerned about the lens, it focuses pretty slow when I was shooting fast moving objects at the track.