« on: December 21, 2012, 03:35:32 AM »
I don't recall anyone nitpicking a lens so much for it's bokeh when everything else is fab, generally the consideration for the quality of bokeh of a lens, especially at these price points and class of lenses is always there, but this must mean though that Sigma just has no other faults to look at, so everyone wants to point at something it's not the absolute best at. And talk about onion highlights? The 35L can produce those onions too!
And, unlike the Sigma, the 35L doesn't keep rounded circular highlights when stopped down if that matters for anyone.
Very, very well said.
I've always complained about Canon's 8-blade apertures... you start seeing octagons in OOF highlights when you stop down even 2/3 of a stop on many of Canon's primes (e.g. the 'venerable' 85/1.2). What I hate even more is that 8-blade aperture lenses produce 8-point sunstars.
Just adding one blade gives you 18-point sunstars. AND circular OOF highlights.
Nikon's had 9-blade apertures for a while now.
What took Canon so long?