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Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Wood at Base of Waterfall, Gold Glimmer

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II

Get Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II at B&H Photo.

Blue/violet light is the most difficult to correct, hence Canon’s marketing of the 35/1.4L II makes a point of discussing the “Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics element”. It makes sense to put the Canon 35/1.4L II to the test on a challenging scene in which blue light predominates.

This scene looks at contrast and sharpness, plus correction for color aberrations under very blue mountain lighting with a glimmer of warm reflecrted yellow light. There is much near-to-far depth, and thus depth of field cuts through the scene in a shallow zone.

Also present is a wide dynamic range from dark shadow areas to bright bleached wood against those areas. Along those boundaries, the contrast mercilessly reveals any haze or halos, particularly with a lens that has difficulty in the blue/violet area of the spectrum. Blue/violet light is the most difficult area of the spectrum to correct, hence the violet fringing so often seen with many lenses on high contrast areas.

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II aperture series: Wood at Base of Waterfall (Canon 5DS R)

Includes images up to 24 megapixels from f/1.4 through f/11, along with very large crops. Insight into depth of field behavior in the outer zones is included.

Wood at Base of Waterfall, Gold Glimmer
f8 @ 1/8 sec, ISO 100; 2015-10-10 16:04:36
Canon EOS 5DS R + Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

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