This was my basis for starting this thread:
Few months ago i rented 50 1.2 L.
Recently, I have invested lens average lens, 35mm f2 IS, 40mm and 85mm 1.8,
I also have tried 24-105, 16-35 f2.8 and 24-70 2.8. I used to have 28 1.8.
looking at the pictures taken from these lenses. I always go back to the pictures taken by 50 1.2 L. Even at smaller apertures, the 50 1.2 L produces the wow effect (not all pictures, but most of them).
To be honest, i have not personally tried ef 50 1.4. only look at pictures on line.
Thus I post this thread and see how people like the 50 1.2 L.
I think here lies part of the problem. The 50 1.4 can
produce that glassy, liquid, smooth feeling to the image without any post processing, given the right condition. Certainly when compared with the other lenses you mention.
But then I've shot images that I swore were taken on the 50/1.4 only to find they were actually taken on the 24-105.
I've often shot shallow dof stuff with the 50/1.4 and thought "that looks just like it was shot on a 50/1.2"
Regarding the 135L vs 100L, I still have the 100L but sold the 135 a while ago through lack of use ( I find the 85 much more versatile and 200 more useful ). I wouldn't like to try to distinguish between them.