Canon's sharpest lens

Started Aug 16, 2008 | Discussions thread
dtuason Veteran Member • Posts: 4,410
Re: Canon's sharpest lens

In all fairness I can't vote....I only own 2 of those lenses...the 135L and the 85 II L....

they are both very sharp lenses....clearly 2 of the sharpest lenses in my lens lineup...

my wish? a 200 F2 L...but it's just a will never come true...

Danny Tuason

genotypewriter wrote:

What is Canon's sharpest lens?

First, I know that the term "sharpness" is a bit vague especially
when MTF values don't always show softening artifacts such as
fringing etc. (AFAIK). Also some lenses are sensor out-resolving
sharp in the center but gets relatively bad towards the corners (e.g.
24L stopped down).

But if anyone asked, what would you call "Canon's sharpest" lens?
Here are my nominations:

  • 135L @ f/5.6 (closely followed by 85L @ f/5.6)

  • 300 2.8 IS @ f/5.6 and 200 f2 IS @ f/4

  • 70-200 f4 IS, 200 @ f/5.6

About the zoom... I do admit that I'm a firm supporter of it but the
reason why I added it to this list was because the top scores it has
consistently demonstrated on review sites and because of with my own
experience comparing it to the 85L.

What are your thoughts and experiences?


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