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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

ef85mmf_12_1_
Review Date: Dec 14, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fabulous image quality, clarity and color rendition. Smooth OOF areas a.k.a. Bokeh
Cons:
Big, manual focus only works with shutter button partially depressed

1. Slow AF. Not for me. AF is adequate for my needs.

2. Weight. This is a big lens. Compared to leica 90mm Summicron this lens is a giant, but it does wear on a Canon body well. I would say the weight of Canon L glass is only a problem if you carry more than one of them in your camera bag. It gets heavy pretty quickly.

3. Usage. I love to use this lens everywhere.
I used it in shooting hockey games
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<img src="http://www.widereach.net/rodina/images/portfolio/faceoff.jpg">
I used it to shoot in low light on the street
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<img src="http://www.widereach.net/rodina/images/portfolio/onthephone.jpg">
I used it to shoot portraits.
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<img src="http://www.widereach.net/rodina/images/2005/yveta102005.2.jpg">

4. Care. There is a lot of dollars invested in this lens. Pamper it.