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Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Just another Canon shooter
Just another Canon shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,691
Re: That's the nature of the beast.

Rick Knepper wrote:

This is my opinion only ok?

The 135 is an older model. It has only been in recent years that Canon (and maybe other manufacturers as well) have begun optimizing their lenses for wide open performance. The 24-70 II is a prime example. It's best aperture is f2.8 and doesn't need much stopping down to shore up the corners. I've always thought the 85L II was decent wide open too.

The 135L is sharp enough wide open for all practical purposes other than shooting landscapes and printing them huge. Certainly much sharper than the 85LII wide open. The challenge is focusing it right, and the DOF.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Canon EF 35mm F1.4L USM Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Canon EF 135mm F2L USM +4 more
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