Second hand and slightly expensive but worth a look: nikon's 50/1.2, Olympus Zuiko 55/1.2
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8. EF 300/1.8L USM. Canon has designed and patented it, at least on paper. It would be a beast, but without a doubt, there would be nothing remotely comparable in the 135mm format world.
...I dont think you understand what those 720dpi & 1440dpi means
Here are A4 and A3 printouts resolutions at fine 720dpi and superfine 1440dpi
So from above it is clear that in fact even most Buyer sensor MF cameras can not over perform standard quality 720dpi A4 printing resolution.
... all this got me thinking that for a company like DxO that is capable/equipped to conduct sophisticated lens/sensor tests, what stops them from comparing lenses/sensors at 10 different ISO measurements and in 10 different conditions with 10 different subject movements and then come up with scores in a chart, so people can come to a more informed conclusion...and with 10 different samples of the same camera/lens picked with appropriate criteria.
For example they could, in controlled environment, throw a ball and see how well the camera/lens can auto focus at various apertures and then come up with several scores for sharpness ...Dxo doesnt do AF. Its a whole other beast and frankly its difficult to come up with an objective/exhaustive suite of lab/field AF tests.
Nope. In the jpg the values for face & arm are already @ 252+ and actually parts of his nose and lips are already clipped; if you think you could add another 2.5stops and be able with your LR 4+ to bring'em back then damn, pls torrent us your LR cause it must be some pretty special sauceNote that you're only looking at the JPEG. The RAW version would have significantly more highlight data than what is shown in the rendered JPEG. I've dealt with this countless times with clouds that appeared to be blown out in the JPEG preview but actually weren't in the RAW version... especially with 5D3 RAW files.
Lightroom 4+ would have no problem recovering highlights even if this scene were 2.5 stops brighter.
Who said again that Canon doesn't need more dynamic range :-p ?Thats why i'm a dual camper
This is a classic example of underexposure. Take a look at the histogram in Lightroom and notice how most of it is bunched up on the left side. You want the histogram to be about 2.5-3 stops more to the right. You have some options..
Im in the market for a 35mm for my 5DMK3.. Out of the option which is best wide open for nice bokeh??
You are going to get quit a few Sigma suggestions. This is normal, it is a popular lens that many can afford.
Pride in ownership will generate fanfare. Many answers come from what they own, not what may be best.
But the answer to your question the Zeiss 35mm F/1.4 is the best. Is it $1000 better than the L or the Sig? It would be to me, but not to most people.