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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Canon lens for the money., December 1, 2004
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This review is from: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed (Camera)
Probably the best lens for the money from Canon. Good build quality, very fast and quiet AF thanks to ring USM, good bokeh (background blurring), good color and contrast. Sure it is not as good as 135/2L or 200/1.8L, but at this price range you cannot find a 2nd lens come close in picture quality and overall performance. I have several Canon lenses and this one provide the best price/performance ratio. This should be on top of your lens list if you are considering EOS system.

Pros:

Sharp even at f/1.8, very sharp @f/2.8

Very fast (f/1.8) for the money.

Very fast and quiet AF thanks to Ring USM.

Good build quality.

Good picture quality.

Cons:

No bag come with lens.

No lens hood.

135/2L is still a better choice for portrait if you have the space for it.

Canon should have put a red ring, L aka, on it to let let us feel even better.
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Initial post: Sep 26, 2007, 7:40:56 PM PDT
buy now says:
But if they put a red ring on it, IT WOULD COST THREE TIMES AS MUCH!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2008, 11:07:07 AM PDT
Dan Kim says:
The red ring doesn't make a lens cost more. The red ring just happens to be on the expensive lenses.
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