Extracto: I like the size, weight, and picture quality. This is not a heavy lens. My only concern is the AF ... it can travel a lot, depending on the (side of the lens) focus range setting. I have to remember to set it according to estimated distance of the object I am shooting to ensure the quickest focusing ,.. this took some "getting used to". Now, that I am trained, it works quite well for me.
A favor: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Extracto: I love how sharp the image comes out. The first thing I did was taking pictures of a snail outside. Although it looks extremely sharp, even at f/10 I could get one side of a snail in focus, focusing manually. Only then I found out from blogs that shallow depth of field was a main con of macro photography in general. There are tricks to work around this though. I still like the lens and keeping it.
Resumen: This is a great lens to use for close up Macro shots as well as portrait work with a really nice bookeh. Wide aperture delivers good results in low light and is relatively lightweight. A great lens to have in your kit bag if you are shooting weddings etc.
Extracto: The Lens is very helpful for the food photography that I do at work, but when it comes to taking photos of people for portraits, or things that are moving, the focusing comes to fall short a bit... All in all, a very good purchase; excellent image quality and wonderful bokeh.
A favor: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Extracto: I am a newborn photographer and love getting the tiny details on the baby with this lens. It's also perfect when photographing rings on a wedding. I just wish it were faster at getting the focus. It does have 3 options of macro that I love. just shooting with it (not macro) that bokeh is gorgeous and I love how it captures images.
Extracto: Great for macro video. I felt like there were so few reviews for video and macro that I wanted to share. It is tight and a tripod is wise but the drop off is great. I work heavily in food and drink and this is a perfect lens for a DSLR package. I even used this on a Sony F5 in conjunction with cinema lenses and it looked great with the better lenses.
Extracto: used for a mass of product shots, small jewelry in studio setting, plus some interesting fashion ideas. additionally, ECUs of cycling components. the lens is solid and its true 1: 1 magnification makes for true macro photography. like my other canon with image stabilization, the feature is amazing in helping make macro imagery viable handheld.
A favor: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Extracto: This is my first online purchasef lens after months of reading reviews and analysis and this is for keeps. Exceptionally good for Macro photography and indoor due to the large aperture and accurate focus
A favor: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction