"The 50mm L is not very sharp wide open"

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"The 50mm L is not very sharp wide open"

Obviously, the 50mm L is not perfectly sharp at f/1.2, but I've been reading a lot of reviews on this lens as I am contemplating buying it and I've seen a lot polarizing comments on its sharpness at F/1.2 through to f/2.0. Some say the lens is perfectly sharp at f/1.2 while others say it is not even decently sharp. While sharpness is not the most important characteristic of this lens for portraits, I still decided to look at its chart scores on DXO mark compared to some other beloved Canon lenses and it appears to be just fine at F/1.2, unless I am somehow misunderstanding the data. Any thoughts?

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