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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: May 14, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $275.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Size-f/1.8-bokeh-excellent IQ-high value to cost ratio!
None @ this price!

I have been using this lens for right around a year now, and decided it was time to upgrade since I was starting to get some paid work now. I was pretty much just wanting to upgrade for the creative aspects of the shallow DOF of the 85mm f/1.2L. It wasn't because I was unhappy with the 85mm f/1.8. When I got the 85 L I couldn't believe the size of this thing, so I slapped it on and, I don't get it ??? There was no improvement in IQ, matter of fact, the 85 1.8, probably because of it's size and speed, had more keepers! Bokeh was better in my opinion coming out of the 85 1.8! There was zero improvement in IQ! That right folks...I said zero improvement in IQ! So I sent the monster back and have not looked back since. So if your on the fence about this lens, don't be. Just buy it and enjoy all the extra change in your pocket to buy more lenses Smile