I get the humor, but without a good viewfinder screen, manual focus at f/1.2 is pretty much impossible to do well or consistently.It is very slow and the focus by wire manual AF isn't great, either, but not so slow as to be unusable. The trade off is exceptional image quality, and it is every bit as good as you've heard. If you don't need/want to shoot below f/2.8, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II makes a lot more sense from a practicality standpoint, but it's those f/1.2-2 shots that are amazing.Quote from: Andrew Davies Photography
link=topic=20815.msg394134#msg394134 date=1399391530The Canon L is reputed to be slow focussing
It focuses as quickly as you can turn the ring. Unless you're too lazy and use autofocus
Sure, the quasi manual focus is a little strange. I was just offering worthless commentary about what I thought to be an odd disconnect (zoom lenses are for lazy people willing to sacrifice IQ for convenience, but autofocus evidently is not for lazy people willing to sacrifice accuracy for convenience).
Bodies like 5DIII and 1Dx can nail auto focus on the 85 at f1.2 consistently.