10 out of 10 points and recommendedIQ, Sharp, Build QualityNone
I have never used such an amazing lens before. It is tack sharp and combined with my a850 and a77 it really shines. Whilst it is a very good prime lens for protraits find it an excellent lens for abstract and general work too.reviewed April 6th, 2012 (purchased for $2,000)
Yes it is expensive but you will be hard pushed to find a lens that is as good as all around as this one. Quality.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedIQ, Sharp, Build QualityWeight
I would recommend this lens to anyone. I traded my 70-300G for this lens and although I miss the extra 100mm the image quality more than makes up for it.reviewed April 6th, 2012 (purchased for $1,800)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedIQ, Sharp, Build QualityHeavy
I traded my 70-300G for a 70-200G for the F2.8 which has proven useful but after a while I began to miss the 100mm. I was not going to let go of the 70-200mm so I dug deep and bought this lens.reviewed April 6th, 2012 (purchased for $1,800)
It was a safe purchase and I was not disappointed, it shines in all the right places and the extra 200mm is a real bonus.
The one thing it is not is a walk around lens, it is heavy at 3lbs.
Recommend, yes, yes, yes.