This is such a versatile lens. It is sharp to the edges and very bright. I am very happy I purchased it.
February 7, 2014
AF failed right out of the box
Bought this from Amazon. Everything looked good when arrived, no crushed box and great packing. Put it on my 5d mark11 and went out to try it out. About the third photo the AF would do nothing, no movement at all. I messed around with the AF settings and turned the focus ring and it started AF again. It happened again on the next putting and now on the third it is in the box ready for return. No matter what I did it was stuck. Even tried it on my 50d with no luck. Disappointing to say the least. I have re-ordered another one and will update after I have used that one.
August 31, 2013
My favorite lens!!!
I had wanted to buy a dedicated macro lens, and after debating this versus the non-L version I make the leap and purchased this lens. Within a month, this has become my absolute favorite lens! If I could only keep one lens this would be it. In addition to its macro capabilities, which are great (especially if you add a Canon 25mm extender), the optics and bokeh on this lens are superb!!! The level of detail it captures, even at f/2.8, is simply amazing. Portraits, hummingbirds, dragonflies, you name it. This lens has the clarity and speed to do so much more than just macro. If you are thinking about it, just get it. You won't regret it!
July 5, 2013
Overall this is an excellent lens. It shows great details and expresses full potential as a macro L lens. Job well done, Canon! Although it's slightly pricey, it's worth every penny. It occasionally focuses on an undesired area of the object on auto mode, but by switching to manual mode will fix the problem. It's also good for portrait shooting as well.
June 8, 2013