This lens is a perfect one for press work.
Here is the french right-wing opposition party president. I really like that 85mm for that kind of shots, when you have to isolate a subject, standing next to less or unimportant people. That extremely shollow DOF stands to be the perfect thing you need in that kind of situation.
Moreover, due to the price of the 1.8 one, wich is far cheaper than the 1.2L, you can bring it wherever you want, even for some quite "hot" context. That shot is pretty poor, for sure, but i would have NEVER get a 2.000$ lens with me in that circumstances. Furthermore, that night a rioter had "shot" me with an empty bottle of beer (made with glass) wich has hit my 85mm. None to report. My lens works perfectly since that day.
You can see that thug teargasing the police. It has been the first time of my life i've seen such a violent and defiant behavior. Moreover, these riots where taking place in the "richest" places of Paris : the "Rue de L'université" is one of the most expensive of France and is de facto supposed to be one of the safest. The picture has been shot at extra-high ISO and is actually cropped a lot, that's why... But i'd have never been able to shoot anything with a standard 24-70 f/2.8. Thereby, I really recommend that lens to anybody.