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In Part 2 of our best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R review, we’re looking at the best optics for travel, wildlife, portrait and event photography. Whether you’re looking for a versatile zoom for weddings, a prime for the best quality portraits, or a professional sports and wildlife lens, we’ve got all the data you need. So let’s analyze the scores in five different categories — short telephoto prime, long telephoto prime, “fast” telephoto zoom, “slow” telephoto zoom, and super-zoom — to discover the best-performing lenses in each group.
Launched side-by-side, the EOS 760D and EOS 750D (a.k.a. T6s and T6i in North America, respectively) share a lot in common, including the same high-resolution 24.2-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor, complete with Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF III for fast and accurate focusing. We’ve put the two models through our lab tests, along with a wide range of native and third-party Canon-mount lenses. Read on to find out how these models perform.
In Part 2 of “Best lenses for the EOS 7D Mark II,” we’re looking at the performance of primes on Canon’s flagship APS-C sensor.We’ve analyzed over 300 fixed-focal-length lenses on the EOS 7D Mark II, including own-brand Canon EF and EF-S lenses that are designed specifically for use on the Canon APS-C sensor. Covering a range of third-party alternatives as well, our comprehensive analysis will help you pick out a prime, whatever your photographic needs.
With a full-frame 18-Mpix CMOS sensor and twin Digic 5+ processers that’s capable of continuous bursts of up 12 fps – the fastest of any professional DSLR currently - the Canon EOS-1 Dx is the firm’s flagship press camera. We’ve assessed it with over 100 EF mount lenses, to see how well they perform. Read on to find out which models are the best optically and which, if any, you should avoid.
16 years on from its launch the Canon EF 135mm f/2L prime is still going strong and available to buy brand new today. With a wide maximum aperture, useful telephoto focal length and good build quality it offers some attractive features. Costing $1,000 however it’s at the expensive end of the range for a standard telephoto prime. So with newer, fresher and cheaper competition coming on to the market all the time is this old-timer still relevant?
Canon’s EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens blurs images and reality – on purpose. With just a flick of the wrist and lens, the 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus allows photographers to have a “softfocus” in their images. The effect produces a blur and halo throughout the photograph. But how clear are the lens’ images when you take away the blur?
"... the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is noticeably sharper." (than the 135L)
This just shows how meaningless your new metric is. Your own measurements do not show any noticeable difference. There is almost none here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=108&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=756&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2
Also, comparing 85 and 135mm can be tricky. For the same background blur, you need f/1.4 at 85mm vs. f/2 at 135mm (same physical aperture). The 135L is then really sharper, much less PF/LoCA.
BTW, nobody buys the 135L for sharpness - not that it is not sharp. It has gorgeous bokeh. Your "second hand" recommendation is really stupid.