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There are two negatives about this lens, if you are look for it: 1) is is not an APO design, wide open, there are some color aberrations, nothing bad, but not an Otus either., 2) It is huge.
On the plus side: 1) is is sharp. 2) AF is really fast and sure, even wide open. 3) IS works well and is really useful, even wide open. 4) transmission and color are amazing. There is some vignetting, but it is very well controlled. Compared to the f1.8 USM lens (which is nice too) you gain 1.33 to 1.5 stops. The f/1.4 version has a very good t-stop. 5) BOKEH looks great too, and if you need it, you can achieve really strong background separation.
6) Build quality is hard to evaluate, but I am pretty sure this lens will last a long time. The outer shell is made from (i guess) poly-carbonate, like the 100L and the 24-70II L.
If the light is very low, at weddings, sports, music or other events, this lens will be your best change to get the shoot. It is 2 stops faster than the best 70-200 zoom, and if you need f/1.4 nothing else will do.
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