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Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Review Date: Jul 2, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Insanely accurate and fast focus, amazing bokeh,excellent build qaulity, 4 IS stops (5 effective), pin sharp wide open
Bigger than the average L lens, somewhat heavier, expensive

I purchased this lens after a lot of research. I had high hopes and expectations of this lens and all I can say is that my expectations were not only met but they were far exceeded. This is THE best lens I have ever used. I cannot fault it in anyway whatsoever.

As has been stated before, its heavy but by no means is it unmanageable. The build quality is excellent, the focus speed and accuracy can only be described as insane. Once you have this lens on your camera everything just takes on a different feel, its is a pro lens in every sense of the word.

It is absolutely pin sharp wide open from edge to edge, even sharper that any of my other L lenses when they are stopped down. The color and contrast is fantastic but most of all, the bokeh that this lens produces is nothing short of amazing.

I was skeptical at spending so much money on a lens but after the first day of use I wondered why I didn't buy it sooner. Sure its a lot of money but you do get your money's worth.

An absolutely amazing piece of glass and the best quality I have ever seen. It blows away the other 7 L's I own by a long-shot. I wont ever part with the 200 f2