10 out of 10 points and recommendedsuper sharp, IS, build qualityprice and weight
Without a second thought this is the lens to have. A must have for any professional photographer looking to max out his or her arsenal. A key piece of glass that will not only expand your skills but increases your overall performance as a photographer. Great in low light, ideal for concert photographers, incredible bokeh. Grab this lens ASAP. Check photos with this lens here - www.mariuspavel.ro/trash-dress/reviewed July 19th, 2014 (purchased for $2,499)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedsuper sharp, IS, build qualitynone
I own this lens for 4 month now, and it's super shrp from f2. I use this for weddings - inside of ballroom to take super sharp images of guests. I highly recommend this superb lens. Some pictures I took with this lens you cand find here - www.mariuspavel.ro/foto-nunta-brasov-alina-nelutu/reviewed July 19th, 2014 (purchased for $600)
8 out of 10 points and recommendednice bokeh, sharp, priceAF sometimes blocks
I really don't have anything bad to say other than it's a very heavy lens, so my wrist gets tired quickly. Other than that, this is a perfect lens. Image quality is outstanding - no fringing or warping, and everything is crystal clear.reviewed July 19th, 2014 (purchased for $550)
If I could have justified the extra cost I'd have gotten the IS version because image stabilization would be very nice for handheld shots. I tend to shoot 1 or 2 stops low just to increase the shutter speed, and then fix it later in Camera RAW.
Oh, the autofocus is pretty wonky at closeup. It has a very hard time getting a proper focus, and often the focus goes berzerk (on my old Canon 450d). Not a big deal since macro photography is best done manual focus anyways.
Some pics with this lens here - www.mariuspavel.ro/trash-dress-teodora-zsolt-fotografii-de-nunta-brasov/
9 out of 10 points and recommendedsharp and buid qualityprice - better IS on Mark 2 version
I tested this lens a week ago and it looks and performs good, but i prefer Mark 2 version that i own.reviewed July 19th, 2014 (purchased for $2,000)
Pictures a took with this lens: www.mariuspavel.ro/foto-nunta-zarnesti-eliza-si-cornel/
8 out of 10 points and recommendedweight, IS, pricesharpness
When I first purchased the lens I was very happy. I had to adjust to some features and soon found out that my Tiffen variable ND filter did not work well with the wide angle, needless to say I was very upset because I do alot of photography on the water. Only after 4 months of using my new lens it started creeping down when in use, I also shot from on high straight down or product photography. Of course can't return to B&H and Canon said I could send it back for tightening but don't be surprised to find out that it cannot be fixed because it is a normal feature for this lens.This was my first L-Series lens and I am beyond disappointed!!!!!Yes the clarity is good but if I can't use it to shoot everything without it being a pain, I would have never bought it...or at least if I had read the reviews first I would have know about this issue I could have purchased with this first hand knowledge instead of being surprised. I would recommend the lens for regular photography because it does have very good quality glass. Pics with this lens here - http://www.mariuspavel.roreviewed July 18th, 2014 (purchased for $1,100)