Why no 35mm-85mm or 50mm-135mm lenses?

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Dexter75 Senior Member • Posts: 2,395
Why no 35mm-85mm or 50mm-135mm lenses?
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I think we can all pretty much agree that 35mm, 50mm and 85mm are the most popular focal lengths in photography, yet there are no lenses I am aware of that cover them all in one lens. The most popular zooms that cover any of those are 24-70mm and 70-200mm. Obviously you miss 85mm on a 24-70 and you miss 50mm on a 70-200. Why are there no 35mm-85mm? As a portrait shooter, I would also love to see a 50-135 to get 50mm, 85mm 105mm and 135mm all in one lens. 70-200 misses 50mm and most portrait shooters aren't shooting out past 135mm much at all, so that 135-200 is a waste.

Also, why is every lens built around center sharpness? Portrait shooters care more about edge sharpness, is it not possible to engineer a lens that puts the emphasis on edge sharpness? If someone (Canon preferably) were to make lenses like this, I think they would be massive hits with wedding and portrait shooters, especially if they were fast lenses, like f/2 or faster. After using the incredible RF 28-70 f/2, I think this can be done.

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