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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: Aug 28, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $360.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp, nice build, fast focus
chromatic aberration

After shooting this lens on a 5D for a few shoots, I feel I can now comment on it.

It is a tremendous portrait lens. I definitely recommend it for that, no doubt. Super sharp.

The one drawback for me was a decent amount of chromatic aberration that I noticed, more than on any other lenses I've used. It didn't detract much from the image quality, and I could correct it, but it was an annoyance.

to see a sample image:

This is a smaller size than the original, but it still shows the incredible bokeh and amount of detail on can get with this lens.

I have not used it on my 20D yet, so I can't comment on how it performs on a crop body.