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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: May 4, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Razor sharp at f2.8 and beyond, beautiful bokeh, light and solid.
CA wide open.

An excellent portrait lens. The buttery smooth bokeh this lens produces are amazing. Also an excellent companion with the 50 f1.8 for low light indoor events.

About the only thing I can say thats negative about this lens is that it produces purple fringing wide open and at f2. I have to return my first copy as it produces fringing even at f2.8. My second copy, thank goodness, is able to control it better.

All in all, would not trade this lens for anything...........Okay, maybe the 85 f1.2 L (but thats a different story, and pricepoint).......:-)