Do any of y'all shoot the 85 L in a studio setting with a solid color background. Other than the blurring of the nose and face, it seems like it would be a waste.
I never shoot in studio so I love this lens because with the subject isolation it can turn any environment into a "studio." Obviously shooting in a real studio with a solid backdrop you don't have cool/interesting bokeh to look at so you probably don't need that much subject isolation. It is an expensive lens but I still wouldn't say it is a waste to use it for studio. The thing is pretty ridiculously sharp (although I've hear really good things about the 1.8 versions as well, especially at smaller aperatures). I really like the way this lens renders colors and tones as well. Definitely expensive, but worth it in my opinion. I've also heard the 85 1.8 has some pretty bad purple fringing.