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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Review Date: Aug 24, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharpness, AF speed, contrast, USM, price!

This is a true must-have!
I am a hobbyist, and I bought this lens about a month ago. I have been using it on both 30D and 40D cameras, and I have to say, that, while 30D sometimes is still hunting for focus with this, the 40D was absolutely instant and silent to focus.
The sharpness is excellent, and the contrast is much much much better than it is with, say, 50/1.8 II lens. Excellent backgroud separation.

There is one drawback, though, and it is CAs. They rule the picture in high-contrast areas and are notable even on the tiny LCD of my 30D. However, as a lightroom user I am not afraid of those Smile

For the price paid this is an excellent lens, built, well, not like a tank, but somewhere near for sure.

Highly reccomended!