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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2013, 08:58:46 PM »
200 2.0, 85 1.2 ii and 135 2.0 :)

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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2013, 05:58:22 AM »
John and Andy, those are great shots!

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This one really shows how sharp the 200 f/1.8 is.
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2013, 02:09:37 PM »
This is with the 1.4x II attached on a Mark III.



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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2013, 02:25:32 PM »
Without any shadow of a doubt, the canon 300f2.8 IS mkii is the sharpest lens I have ever used. Simply amazing, the images produced on my 5d mkiii are simply awesome. The images produced by the canon 70-200 f4 IS are also exceptional and compete with its bigger brother the 2.8.
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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2013, 05:09:34 PM »
How 'bout NOT my nifty fifty? :)  Great little lens and especially for the price, but I found myself using the Tamron 28-75 for a shoot I did back in November and loved the results. Super sharp (these were taken with it): http://www.rankphotography.com/2012/12/beautiful-holiday-indoor-shoot.html

Now that I have my new lenses (85mm 1.8 -- had a month and think it seems really sharp especially compared to my nifty fifty; the 135L which arrived today and I haven't played with), I cannot wait to play around more with these two and see how I like those apples. :)
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Re: This one really shows how sharp the 200 f/1.8 is.
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2013, 05:11:33 PM »
This is with the 1.4x II attached on a Mark III.



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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2013, 06:39:37 PM »
The difference  between the 100mm Macro and the 24-105mm isn't that significant.

Canon's sharpest lenses are in order (of sharpness wide open):

200mm f/2.0 IS
24mm f/3.5 TS-E II
180mm f/3.5 Macro
300mm f/2.8 IS II
400mm f/2.8 IS II
500mm f/4.0 IS II
600mm f/4.0 IS II
70-200mm f/2.8 IS II
40mm f/2.8 STM
70-200mm f/4.0 IS
90mm f/2.8 TS-E

The 100mm Macro doesn't make it on this list but is very close to the 90mm TS-E.
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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2013, 06:43:07 PM »
100mm macro usm.  It's the sharpest lens I've tried so far even at 2.8.


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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2013, 07:30:18 PM »
John, another nice shot!  I wish Canon would make another really fast telephoto.  How about a 165mm f/1.6?  Not that I could afford it if they did, I guess it would cost $15k.

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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2013, 12:23:43 AM »
Canon's sharpest lenses are in order (of sharpness wide open):

200mm f/2.0 IS
24mm f/3.5 TS-E II
180mm f/3.5 Macro
300mm f/2.8 IS II
400mm f/2.8 IS II
500mm f/4.0 IS II
600mm f/4.0 IS II
70-200mm f/2.8 IS II
40mm f/2.8 STM
70-200mm f/4.0 IS
90mm f/2.8 TS-E

The 100mm Macro doesn't make it on this list but is very close to the 90mm TS-E.

Not that I disagree, but I'm wondering how you came up with the specific order.

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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2013, 12:59:54 PM »
Given the cost of some of the L lenses they should be sharp however some of the cheaper lenses are equally as sharp the 10-22mm EF-S is sharp and controls distortion very well, the 70-200 f4 L may not have IS or 2.8 but is bitingly sharp. Most people have soft / blurred images because of too slow shutter speed or not using a tripod indeed investing in a good quality tripod and a canon cable release / remote is just as important investment.
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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2013, 02:50:49 PM »
Given the cost of some of the L lenses they should be sharp however some of the cheaper lenses are equally as sharp the 10-22mm EF-S is sharp and controls distortion very well, the 70-200 f4 L may not have IS or 2.8 but is bitingly sharp. Most people have soft / blurred images because of too slow shutter speed or not using a tripod indeed investing in a good quality tripod and a canon cable release / remote is just as important investment.

My experience with the 10-22 was the opposite of yours, but my experience with the 70-200 non-IS is the same as yours.  There are others on here who are convinced the 70-200 non-IS is softer than the IS, but I'm not one of them.

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Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2013, 02:50:49 PM »