I love this lens. I hate this lens.
I love it because of the dreamy image potential - it one lens that has a character all on its own.
I hate this lens because the goddamned autofocusing f*cking sucks.
I love this lens when i look at its potential in manual focus.
I hate this lens because ive had to use it as a manual lens for months, and its going in to get serviced.
Now i hate this lens.
Ok yall get the picture. I actually purchased a whopping 4 of these to get one that could focus on the most basic of non moving subjects. Earlier ones i purchased couldn't even focus at infinity. And even with this 4th unit- purchased retail- its now on the way to the shop. When it comes back, im getting rid of it.
After years of questionable quality issues with canon hardware, i just cannot stand more time trying to test out for a week why things are going wacky.
(Great lens when it works