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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Jul 20, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $340.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sharp, fast, great color / contrast...blah blah blah...
Cons:
at this price...none...

there's a saying: "once you go BLACK (a.k.a. black L primes), you never go back..." I, for one, believe this to be true. The experience of shooting w/ the 35L & 135L has made me a believer....

However, in terms of my 85 1.8...i just can't give it up. It has done everything i've ask it to do & has done it exceptionally well.
My copy can do 90% of what the 85L can do and at 1/4 of the cost...the cost-benefit trade-off is not worth it for me...

I am by no means doggin' the 85L - the other 10% is pure magic. But the 85usm stays with me....it's heresy to think otherwise....