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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

ef85mmf_12_1_
Review Date: Oct 31, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Build Quality is 1st class, Sharpness, & f/1.2
Cons:
none

This is an amazing lens. Heard a lot about it, but have to use it to believe it. This lens is constructed beautifully. Although it weight about 2.3 lb, it just feels right with my 1DmkII and my 350. I read a lot of people complain about the focus speed of this lens, but I use it to take couple of pics of the Lion King show at HK Disney (very dark environment) with my 350D, following is a link to them

http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/image/51142480
http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/image/51142407
http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/image/51142485
http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/image/51142488
http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/image/51142533
http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/image/51142622
http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/image/51142637
http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/image/51142642

I use AI servo for most of these pics, there is 1 or 2 that I use one shot, and I find out the AF speed is not as bad as other people claims. All and all I just happy to got this lens.


 
Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM

ef200mmf_18l_1_
Review Date: Mar 29, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT IT :)
Cons:
NONE

All the things you know or heard about this wonderful lens are all-true. Beautiful DOF, tack sharp pic @ f/1.8, fast AF, first class building quality. Since I read so many good things about this lens, I have a very high expectation of this lens. After 2 months of using this lens, I can say this lens live up to my high expectation and more. I am glad I got this lens.

About the weight, it is not that bad. I use this lens on last weekend family gathering, I was carrying this lens (hand held, no monopod) to following my daughter on a tricycle and on a horseback ride for about 4 hrs. During that 4 hrs, I was able to get good result with this lens hand held, and my arms still able to move the next day. Here are some samples:

http://www.pbase.com/wongwai/mar_25_2005&page=all

When I first got this lens, I was worry about no IS, but it turns out that is nothing to worry about. Who need IS when you can get 1/2500 sec at ISO 160 @ f/1.8 on a cloudy day!!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!