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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Review Date: Oct 20, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $450.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: sharp from f/2.2, very fast autofocus, nicely build
Cons:
annoying CA from f/1.8-2.8, a bit too soft on f/1.8 and f/2

I own this lens for more than a year and I'm really satisfied with images it delivers. It's a great lens for shooting portraits and indoor sports, my main lens for shooting basketball and second lens for volleyball (among with my 200 f/2.8). It'a also nicely build, not as good as Ls, but still feels solid enough for this price tag. I expected it to be more sharp on f/1.8 and f/2, but that's not a big flaw for me. The only thing I'm really complaining about, is that this lens produces huge CA between f/1.8-2.8. It's really noticeable should be controlled better.
Some shots of handball that I took with this lens:
http://www.damianglowacki.pl/photo/index.php?album=photoreports/Sport1


 
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

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Review Date: Oct 18, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $900.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: awesome optics (tack sharp!, beautiful bokeh, colors&contrast, no ca), quick af, size, feels really solid even though it's not weather sealed, it's black (does not focus so much attention as white Ls)
Cons:
no mount ring included

Bought this lens 5 months ago, because I needed a fast lens for sports. I was considering between buying this lens or Sigma 70-200. Decided to buy Canon, because Sigma was lacking sharpness on 200mm (and I already had Canon EF 85mm 1,8, so can live without zoom). I know that I missed some shots, because it's not a zoom lens... but on the other hand - this lens is just AMAZING! Before I bought it, I thought, that my 85mm is sharp, but 200 beats any lens I own in terms of sharpness (I take pictures mostly with f/2.8). I shoot sports very often with this lens and when it comes to autofocus, USM is silent and very quick (sometimes not qucik enough, but I blame my 40D body for it). Colors and contrast looks great, as well as bokeh, when I shoot portraits. Pictures does not suffer from CA as they do when I use Canon 85mm.
The only thing I miss is a mount ring. With this price tag, Canon should include it!
All in all - the best lens I own, worth every penny! If you can live without versatility of zoom lenses, this may be the best choice. Can't wait to test it with 1,4x extender...
Some pictures of volleyball I took with this lens:
http://www.damianglowacki.pl/photo/index.php?album=photoreports/Sport1&page=4