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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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Review Date: Oct 4, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Bokeh, colour & contrast, build quality, AF
Cons:
Expensive

I've waited a few months to write this review giving the lens some time on my 5D. I'm really impressed. It's on my camera 90% of the time, and serves fantastic for portraits and a general walkaround.

I love the bokeh this beauty chimes out, it's stunning. The lens isn't terribly sharp wide open, but it's not particularly soft either and hardly matters since everything goes through post-processing now anyway. There has been quite a learning curve for me shooting at such wide apertures.

I shoot all over with this lens, including at the 'problematic' distances and haven't had any issues with focus shift. It's not something I've been shooting to find, so I haven't been bothered with it.

If you enjoy the perspective of 50mm, you will love this lens!


 
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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Review Date: Jun 16, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, quick AF, black & relatively lightweight.
Cons:
Hood size

I love this lens! I've used it mostly for street photography candids on my 5D so far, and figure it'll provide some great reach for sunsets & landscapes should the weather ever clear up.
This lens is absolutely spot on with it's sharpness - I've been delighted with the results. Contrast, colour & bokeh have been very much to my liking as well. For me, the focal length is brilliant on full frame to walk about the city with ...provides some very nice subject seperation from the background.
My only slight cry with it, and not even the lens itself, is the hood. It fits well, but the thing is huge & adds some length to the lens when attached but so be it...
Highly recommended. Love my primes.