9 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, Lightweight for a 2.8 lens, good AFNo IS, a little soft in the corners
This lens just does not get enough respect. I have waffled between this lens and a canon 300 2.8 v1. Finally decided to give this a go because of the used price. Initially had about the same results as the SLRgear review which is ok but not in the Canon league. but after I adjusted the MFA the center sharpness is outstanding now. Took a +20 MFA but wow what a difference. I wonder if the SLRgear review made a similar adjustment. For the price of these used it is a killer bargain and very competitive with the Canon on picture quality.reviewed December 14th, 2013 (purchased for $1,500)
To be clear though, it does not focus as fast, although close, and it is softer in the corners than the Canon, and a big deal to some is it does not have IS.
I have only played with the Canon V2 once, it is just better all around.
In conclusion, I really like this lens, very competent for the price and a sleeper in this segment in my opinion.