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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

85II
Review Date: Apr 3, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Excellent contrast, great color rendition, tact sharp, lovely Bokeh,
Cons:
Slow to rack focus moving from one subject to the other, a bit weighty

The Canon 85mm 1.2 L in short is a great lens. It's great because it has excellent contrast and color rendition, the colors are well balanced and look great. It also has beautiful bokeh (the shape of the out of focus areas). When stopped down to 1.2 the area of focus is hairline thin that even though eyes are in focus mouth and nose can be out of focus.

Now onto the slow focusing this lens isn't a point and focus on every subject right away type of lens, you have to find its sweet spot or in other words stay at a certain distance and take the shots you want. Many say it's slow because for it to rack focus or pull focus from one subject to another at different distances it has to shift a lot of glass and that does take a few secs which for many is too slow. So at it's sweet spot it's fast and I love it.

This was shot at the sweet spot (within 2secs of me seeing it)
http://500px.com/photo/28802861

The 85mm 1.2L gets a 10 in my book!!