This short telephoto lens is one of Canon’s most accomplished fixed-focal-length lenses. It’s ideal for a wide range of subjects, such as portraits, weddings, sports, and photojournalism. The long focal length and generous f/1.8 aperture make it easy to isolate subjects and create a superb creamy background. The lens is optically stabilised with up to 5.5 stops of compensation, increasing to 8 stops with EOS R cameras with in-body stabilisation. As expected from Canon’s professional L line, the construction is superb, featuring weather-sealing and customisable controls. It is not a light lens, but it feels well-balanced.