Just found out my 50mm 1.4 is -11 on my 5D Mark II. The difference is mind-blowing. Thank you so much for this.
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Though I have a 5D2 and not the 5D3, I want to share my opinion. First i thought this lens was unusable wide open at 1.4, but when i played around with the AFMA-Function and found the right setting, I was getting way better results with it when shooting @ 1.4. The hazy look on the edges that I got from this lens was gone and the pictures looked way better when there was high contrast. At 2.0 this lens is getting really sharp on my 5D2 and I like the results very much.
With what body (APS-C or FF) will you be using it? It's a very good portrait lens on FF, IMO it's too long on APS-C, but good for indoor sports.
+1. APS-C, you may want an 85mm F1.8 or 50mm F1.4 instead. For FF, it's one of the best lenses for portraiture.