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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: Jul 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: fantastic value for money, good corner sharpness, quick af
CA, having to purchase hood, build quality excellent for money not quite up there compared to others

I have done some testing compared to my 70-200 and this wins hands down (but then what do you expect from a prime!) Corner sharpness excellent, quick af, fantastic colour

Though I do feel canon could make a few improvements having shot nikon up until 4-5 years ago. I do feel there 85mm 1.8 was of better build quality and was supplied with a nice metal hood though the focus was never to match. Also i never remember getting purple fringing at 1.8 although with the canon version it goes at 2.8 but then again I want to be able to shoot at 1.8 in high contrast and not get it. Apart from that gripe it is a fantastic lens to have in your kit bag and i would recommend