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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.
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.