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Old Jul 10, 2009, 1:52 PM   #11
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... and I agree as well, especially at f/8, where ALL lenses will be just too sharp which is brutally unyielding on the skin and not fair for the subjects (which then require blurring with post-process 'gaussian' magic):

-> Most inquiries in theses forums however seems to lean toward expensive fast lens lens as a magic bullet somehow for use in low-light (with the double whammy of a shallower DOF and lack of contrast) as a solution to increase an image sharpness which is precisely not a strong point for this old L when compared against its contemporaries...

Originally Posted by peripatetic View Post
If anyone at Canon is listening I would like to put in a big vote for some slower, smaller and cheaper L primes:

How about a 28mm f2.8 L, 35mm f2 L, 50mm f2L, 85mm f2 L?

Usable wide open, no more than 350g, and about half the price of current fast L primes please. :-)
Also agree, but why wait?

o The Sigma 50 f/1.4 EX HSM is practically there already if used at f/2, again no L cachet here, but check its MTF especially at the corners (for full-frame) and its CA against the 50 f/1.2 L (surprised ???):

o Let not forget the EF 85 f/1.8 either which does not need to be an L to be outstanding or the other Sigma 70mm f/2.8 macro which is practically used in all full-frame cameras tests: http://www.popphoto.com/Reviews/Lens...EX-DG-Macro-AF

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