Now we see through a glass, darkly...
- Apr 5, 2016
The Canon 50mm 1.2 and 85 mm 1.2 RF lenses for instance are also sharp AF and I don't see anything wrong with them. And on the one lens where Canon gave in and added the option to sacrifice sharpness to alter the bokeh, I've not really seen any praise of that feature - I'm talking about the SA control of the RF 100 mm 2.8 L macro of course.
SA control doesn't "give up sharpness to alter the bokeh". It uses apodization to smooth out-of-focus areas without any reduction in acutance of in focus areas.