10 out of 10 points and recommendedFast subject acquisition, great IS and great IQ!The magic of the 200L 1.8 is not here.
I bought this lens because Canon (CPS) stopped servicing my original 200L 1.8 lens. I reluctantly sold the original 1.8 version and bought the 200L IS 2.0 in 2009. I used this lens for well over 2 years till I sold it. The 200L IS 2.0 is sharp and makes lovely pictures but...reviewed July 26th, 2012 (purchased for $5,299)
Let me explain.
The original 200L 1.8 has some kind of magic in it, something that absolutely shocked and surprised me every time I shot the lens. The images were incomparable to any others I have ever seen. IN short there was magic in the old lens.
BTW let me explain that I rarely use the IS feature as my subjects are almost always in motion.
As you can guess, I am hunting down a lightly used 200L 1.8 because I need to go back to the future. I miss that magic.