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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II

Aperture Series: Canon 85mm f/1.2L II (Near/Far)

This series is a visualization tool for bokeh and sharpness of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II across its aperture range, particularly for sharpness in combination with bokeh.

See also Landscape Photography at Wide Apertures.

Bristlecone hillside, Patriarch Grove

Shot with the 22-megapixel Canon 5D Mark III at ISO 100.

This subject was chosen to show a close foreground along with a distant background to illustrate how much depth of field might be needed to encompass both with acceptable results, since the eye has a harder time accepting close range blur. In this case, ƒ/8 - ƒ/11 seems best.

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