Shooting with the predecessors...What older Canon lenses do you still love?

hne

Gear limits your creativity
Jan 8, 2016
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That 35/1.4L has really nice bokeh. I've contemplated switching to the mkII version for aberration control and sharpness but... Bokeh is visible in any magnification, not only giant prints.

Same with the 70-200/2.8L IS: it is plenty sharp enough for my use and I've heard exactly 0 reports of improved bokeh with the mkII and mkIII versions.
 

Dantana

EOS 80D
Jan 29, 2013
178
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Los Angeles, CA
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I picked up a 35 1.4 v1 a little over a year ago and it's on my camera a lot. I love the look of that lens and the balance on my 6D.

I have been mostly buying used the past few years, paring down my lesser used lenses. My kit 24-105 v1, a used 17-40, and the 35 are by far my most used lenses. I can't justify the expense of the new versions. I'm not sure that with my moderate skill level I would see that big a difference anyway.

That being said, I love that Canon is always pushing their lens designs.
 
Feb 2, 2019
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I have a 70-200 f/4 IS L but still keep and love my 100-300 f/5.6 L, i still don't have a clue which one i'd choose i had to sell one of them.