The ability for this lens to focus in a low light situation is absolutely amazing.
This lens gives you excellent depth of field control, excellent bokeh, and gives super sharp focus.
This lens is absolutely amazing.
This lens is beautiful and wonderful.
This lens takes beautiful pictures with amazing bokeh.
Shooting wide open with this lens is an absolutely magical experience.
Awesome optics and speed, perfect complement for Canon D5 Mark III
The lens is fun to use, easy, versitile, and the colors are as excellent as the colors produced by the Canon 14mm II f/2.
Great on Canon cameras; superb on the Sony Alphas.
The lens is excellent in quality but so are the other 50 mm L series made by Canon.
For me this is a great companion lens with my Canon 135mm f2 L and Canon 16-35mm f2.
Great lens for both photography and video, we use it exclusively for the Canon 70D DSLR
Here's the breakdown:PROS+ Build quality is amazing.
The quality and build of the lens is superb.
The build quality is outstanding.
2 is best in class IMHO and the build quality is excellent.
Everything else is absolutely excellent -- color, saturation, contrast, bokeh, AF speed, build quality, etc.
And, its build quality is good.
2 is built like a tank and produces beautiful photos and looks fantastic on a camera.
If you want a lens to give you amazing clarity, amazing bokah, without using Photoshop or Lightroom, straight from the camera, done, finished product.
Impressive camera lens altogether.
(It also looks really, really good on the camera).
50mm is very versatile on a FF camera, allowing small group photos, individual photos of bust-up / full length / three quarters.
)The most amazing thing is that my camera can focus in near total darkness with this lens on.
This is a great lens with creamy smooth bokeh and fast low light performance.
I love, love, love to shoot with it in low light conditions w/o flash.
The speed, shallow DOF, and dreamy bokeh are awesome and the ability to shoot extremely fast and in very low light is amazing.
Here's what I love about it:* very-very-very sharp* lets you take great pictures in low light situations hand-held.
Other than that the low light usage is amazing and the image quality is just stunning.
unbelievably awesome silky smooth background blur rendering and quite sharp center focus.
After using it, i have to say it is not sharp and have some focus problems with the mid point on 5d2however, the photos created by this lens with my 5d2 are truly great.
auto focus is fast, bokeh is creamy & smooth, all around great lens.
When taking portrait shots a shallow depth of field and sharp focus abilities gives you amazing subject focus and adds a very professional, sharp, and unique picture quality than that of a point and shoot or wider angle lenses.
It feels f***ing fantastic to hold and gives a good balance with my 5DII.
Pros: Creamy smooth bokeh, good build, focused as fast as the 50mm f/1.
2L offers the same very unique f/1.
2 is a fantastic f stop.
Beautiful colors and usable even at f/1.
This lens produces superb image quality and is lightweight.
Other professionals have already waxed eloquent on the superb image quality of this lens, and I am in 100% agreement.
Overall better image quality than the 1.
2 L delivers vastly superior image quality than the other 50s.
But for me the most important attribute is image quality, and that's what this lens is all about.
The 85mm is for a more controlled studio environment in my opinion - I own both of these lenses and they are remarkable and quite recommended.
Lenses hold there value really well.
Love this lenses.
That half stop creates a SUPERIOR, and beautiful shallow DOF , its BOKELICIOUS!It has as good a build quality as you can get from a canon lens other than the white lenses.
So don't believe everything you read in the review, it's a beautiful lens with a creamy, dreamy effect which other lenses failed to produce.
the bokeh is absolutely beautiful.
The bokeh and color satuation is amazing!
The bokeh with this lens is also amazing.
50mm has always been my favorite focal length on FF camera's and this is an amazing lens, everyone loves to argue if the 1.
i love the 50mm focal length on a full frame body like my 5D mark II.
For me, 50mm is the golden focal length and this lens is the best 50 you can get.
4 lens bit the dust and I realized that it was my favorite focal length with my 5D II.
Each focal length has a very nuanced perspective and image rendering that is unique.
I find 50mm to be a great focal length for many of the sporting events I attend locally, but it doesn't focus like a sporting lens should.
Hands down, this lens is my favorite lens and is absolutely fantastic.
4 (my favorite lens and highly recommended combo for speedbooster).
this is my favorite lens- ever.
It is my favorite lens!
I own "the big three" canon zooms and this is still my favorite lens.
Nice images at f1.
2L is good wide open but contrast and sharpness improve a level at F1.
Good:Picture quality - from f1.
The 5DMIII has an ability to further adjust AF inside of a single focus point box for an even more accurate shot and I have had very good success using this function at f1.
This is one of my favorite lens beside 85mm f1.
Obviously, bokeh is most noticeable at F1.
I have a Canon 1DS Mark II and i love the pictures it produces with this lens.
I pair this lens with 5D mark ii.
Most of all the folks complaining about this lens have older Camera's, the new Canon 5d Mark II and of course the Canon 1DS line work fine with this lens.
I use it on a 5D Mark III, and love the results!
AF is peppy and sure-footed on my 5D MK II and 6D.
I also read reviews saying this was too heavy but I think it balances the weight on my 5D Mk ii perfectly.
I've got an EOS 5D Mk III and an EOS 5D.
I changed my camera settings on my Canon 5D Mk II from One Shot to AI Servo.
But, I suppose the issue will be addressed in the MK II as is always the case with Canon.
This lens autofocuses quickly and surely on the Mk III; no problems.