The ever so elusive 85mm is miiiiine. [inset evil laugh here]. Ahem.. I mean… nothing. I had it for a little while now, but never got a chance to write about this gorgeous lens. This was THE lens that I was hunting for a long time, and ever since it came out it went into an out-of-stock mode. I guess I wasn’t the only one craving for it. I’ve already took the lens for a spin during a wedding and a couple of engagement sessions, and it performed wonderfully, especially wide open. It’s very smooth with amazing bokeh, just like all the reviews mentioned. But purchasing three lenses in a row, and thus completing my lens kit, didn’t exactly give me time to appreciate each one of them separately. I just stuffed them into my bag and went to work. On what possibly was the last decent day of 2011, I went for a walk, camera in hand with the 85mm. That’s right! When no one wants to come out to the park with me, I take my next best friend and we have tonnes of geeky fun. Photographing people with the 85mm is amazing, but focusing on details is a bit more challenging. I usually border on a ‘macro’ side of things, so the large minimum focusing distance of the 85mm came as a bit of a surprise and needed some getting used to. Most of these were shot at f/1.4.