Originally Posted by Szeph el raton
Absolutely love the second one, the sharpness brings out stunning details! Great atmosphere by including the view into the museum and not only the clay warrior.
I've tested the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM and the EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM. Damn, the 28mm is nice but too wide. The 35L is unfortunately really great. Now I'll try to find a place close where I can rent the 50L. Will be a decision between 35L and 50L then.
Well.. if you are deciding on a regular Canon lens vs. an L lens - the clear winner will be an L lens. I haven't ever used the 35L, but the 50L is a much more 'bokeh' lens, while the 35L can distinctly seperate background from the subject. The 50L does not have as fast AF, but I truly believe if used on a FF body you will have spectacular results and if you get a 50 that doesn't have any focusing issues as well as it is a sharp copy you will never want to sell it. The 35L is still - amazing nonetheless. But they are coming out with a new and improved 35L II sometime this up and coming year. Otherwise I would wait to get the 35L.
Comparing the 50L vs. 85L ironically the same test subject
Although the 50L is sharper here it was stopped down to f/1.6 while the 85L is wide open. The 85Ls shot is not in focus as the subject was in fact, moving, so she was a little behind where the actual focus was. Otherwise for me the 85L wins in sharpness wide open. Bokeh-wise it is much better. The 85L shot I was also a bit farther back as the 50 on a crop is more like an 85 and the 85 is more like a 135.