Garfield is back...
- Jan 29, 2011
Of course, and I don't think we are better for it. It first became apparent to me when they brought out the EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS II, sharpener than it's predecessor for sure but it seriously messed with the bokeh of what had been a superb portrait lens. It is the reason I stayed with my MkI version of the lens.They're already doing that. Manufacturers are already releasing "portrait" lenses that are so highly corrected for flat field performance that the bokeh is a mess compared to "inferior" lenses like the 85/1.2, 50/1.2, 135/2, 200/2.8, etc. The new lenses are great for shooting flat test charts, which seems to be all that anyone buying lenses these days seems to care about.
That's one reason I've never been a fan of using a 100mm Macro for portraits unless one is shooting in a studio at f/8 in front of a backdrop that is already printed out of focus.