« on: April 17, 2012, 06:20:29 AM »
I own the 85 1,2, got a copy in mint condition for 1k €. It's true, this lens needs a little getting used to. This doesn't hold only for the slow focus and the focus by wire. To my mind it's
more a question of deciding when the extremely sharp and fast 70-200 has to stay in the bag and the time has come where a thin dof and a dreamy background blur are eagerly awaiting to show
off. You just don't get head and shoulder shots with a better bokeh.
Especially when used on a crop body you get very decent sharpness @ f/1,2 and perfect sharpness to the corners @ f/2,8. However, the crop factor isn't ideal for shooting portraits, ff performs better in this respect.