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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

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
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
<img src="http://www.widereach.net/rodina/images/portfolio/faceoff.jpg">
I used it to shoot in low light on the street
<img src="http://www.widereach.net/rodina/images/portfolio/onthephone.jpg">
I used it to shoot portraits.
<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.