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Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM

ef200mmf_18l_1_
Review Date: May 13, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: My copy is razor sharp wide open. Colour and contrast are spot on. Bokeh and 3D look are all there. No need for PP, except for turning the sharpness down for portraits. If you dont need image stablilisation and, can find a good copy, I highly recommend this lens for the money. This is coming from a former 200mm f2 VR owner.
Cons:
Does not focus as fast as fast as the Nikon 200 VR, and probably the new canon version a little heavy.

Does not focus as fast as the Nikon version I used to have, but is fast enough. Built to last. Image quality is awesome my 5dmrk2. If you love shooting fast primes, I am sure you will love this lens. Its heavy, but you can definitely hand hold this lens for long periods. For the price I sold my Nikon version, I bought this lens and Canon 135mm f2, for times when I wish not to stand out in public.

 
Nikon 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR

200f2
Review Date: Sep 9, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Stunning image quality, fast auto focus, Great colours and bokeh. Good price considering the Canon version is nearly twice the price in Norway at the moment.
Cons:
Wish i had bought it sooner.

This lens has replaced my Canon 300mm f2.8 IS and 85mm f1.2. In fact, it has replaced them in some style.
I only came over to the dark side, because of the price of the Nikon version. It is much cheaper than the Canon version in Norway.
The image quality it produces makes people think i am better than i actually am. It is very sharp. Sharper than all my previous lenses from both Nikon and Canon.
As a previous poster has stated, " If the 70-200 rates a ten, then this lens rates at least 15 ". He is correct.
Its a heavy lens, but so is my child so i have no complaints.


 
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

ef300mmf_28_1_
Review Date: Apr 30, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Bokeh, sharp, IS, ability to use converters very well.
Cons:
None, ok maybe price.

I upgraded from the non IS version. The non IS version is very good considering the price you can get them for, but in my opinion the IS version delivers critical sharpness time after time. I do not earn any money from photography at the moment, so it difficult to justify why i should have such a lens. If you are thinking the same, you will not be disappointed, just amazed at the quality. Buy one used and see it as an investment

 
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

ef85mmf_12_1_
Review Date: Dec 11, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Outstanding sharpness, great bokeh,
Cons:
none. okay, a little slow to auto focus-

I have previously owned nikon 105mm f2 dc lens, 135mm f2 dc, canon 135 f2 and now this gem. This is the best portraits lens i have used. I believe this lens is sharper than my Canon 300mm f2.8(non IS). The ability to isolate subjects is so much fun. This is the only reason why i will stay with canon.