« on: July 26, 2012, 07:04:36 PM »
I own both. I've taken shots with the 85L that I could have used a zoom and I've also taken shots at 85mm with the 70-200L zoom. Both are great. If I want great shots, I'll shoot with the 70-200L for versatility. If I want magical shots, I'll put on the 85L. If you need flexibility and don't need to go below f/2.8, get the 70-200L zoom lens. If you need below f/2.8 and you don't need flexibility, the 85L is magical, especially on a good body. For consumers, both are great and at the consumer level, are equal.