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 stump, Patriarch Grove
Shot with the 22-megapixel Canon 5D Mark III at ISO 100.
Take time to observe the interplay of sharpness versus blur; to my eye using ƒ/2.8 - ƒ/4 delivers an exceptionally pleasing effect with a razor sharp subject and nicely blurred background in which color bokeh (secondary longitudinal chromatic abberation) is minimized.
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