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Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Upper Reaches of Lundy Beaver Pond

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

My Canon 35mm f/1.4L (prior version is for sale): $700.

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II

Perhaps because of the demise of the DSLR market, a lens arrived last fall which may represent the best 35mm lens on the market today and yet has not seen much love: the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II. At about $1799 it is a very strong value for what it delivers.

This scene is extraordinarily challenging for any lens, with extremely fine detail across the frame. Weaknesses of any kind are readily revealed by such a scene: sharpness and micro contrast, field curvature, color aberrations. It is also an excellent scene for verifying lens symmetry as well as showing that sharpness at the same distance can vary widely.

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Aperture Series: Upper Reaches of Lundy Beaver Pond, early November

Includes full resolution images from f/1.4 through f/13 at image sizes up to 24 megapixels along with large crops. Also includes ACR conversion settings and RawDigger info.

Due to ultra-fine detail, this series is difficult to appreciate on a conventional display. Evaluation and viewing on an iMac 5K or similar ultra high-res display is strongly recommended.

Upper Reaches of Lundy Beaver Pond, Late November
f6.3 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 100; 2015-11-05 13:04:18
Canon EOS 5DS R + Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

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