NPOCP: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Yesterday's Photography Kinja Nice Price or Crack Pipe was a "Sharp Copy" of Canon's 200mm f/2.8L II lens, which you guys generally considered a Nice Price at $615. Today, we'll keep with the theme of L glass with this 85mm f/1.2L II. This heavy lens carries a heavy price tag of almost $2,200 new, but is it worth it to buy it used for Fred Miranda forums member "Dima88"'s asking price of $1,595?

NPOCP: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

This legendary piece of glass is lovingly referred to by enthusiasts as "The Keg". A medium telephoto on full frame cameras, the usable 35mm equivalent for crop bodies is a bit on the telephoto side at 136mm.

The pictures in the ad show a clean looking body, and equally clean front and rear elements. For the $1.6k asking price, you also get the front and rear caps, lens pouch, and an admittedly scratched hood.

NPOCP: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

This lens is the Mark II version, which shares the same barrel components as the legendary 50mm f/1.0L USM (a $4,000+ lens, used!).

NPOCP: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

I guess it's worth mentioning that the 1.2L is a bokeh machine, though it's not as sharp as Canon's other 85mm lens, the 85mm f/1.8 USM, even at f/1.8.

So what do you think? Is the creamy bokeh worth this creamy deal, or would you rather ditch the soft look of the L for the softer blow on your wallet for the f/1.8?