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Very pathetic optics. You will never be able to use ...
8 August 2016
Beware. Think 10 times before you buy. This is one of the most underrated lenses in the lineup of Canon. Excessive Chromatic Aberrations and colour fringing will be seen with this lens. Focusing accuracy is never achieved with this lens. It is not sharp at widest f1.4 and not after full one stop aperture stopped down. Very pathetic optics. You will never be able to use this in low light with out flash or serious focus assist practice. On the contrary 50mm f1.8 is better. Canon is about to withdraw this lens and is going to unleash updated version of this lens hence they are clearing up the stock. For your satisfaction, you can check the SCORE of this lens on DXO mark, which is the most trusted organization to test + review camera and imaging products. I have been personally using this lens and has numerous focus issues. Company also will not respond properly though your product is in warranty. Canon has no solution for the problems associated with this lens except simply introducing update of it.