All photos were shot at f8, 1/160 sec at ISO 100 at 85mm or approximate focal length.
First up was the Canon 85 f1.8 lens. Although this is not an L series lens it is a prime that is very well regarded for portrait shoots on the Canon full frame cameras such as the 5D, 5DII or Canon 1Ds.
|Canon 85 f1.8 lens review|
|Canon 85 f1.8 lens review -crop|
The next was Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS. A classic lens from Canon that is one of the sharpest and most versatile lenses in their range of zooms, but how will it compare against the Canon 85mm f1.8 prime?
|Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS|
|Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS - crop|
|Canon 24-105 L f4 lens - crop|
|Canon 24-105 L f4 lens review|
The biggest surprise to me when comparing the images from the three lenses is that there is a lot more difference in image tone and contrast than I was expecting - all other parameters were identical so the lens was the only factor that changed. The Canon 24-105 L f4 lens appears to give a much more red tone than the other lenses and the Canon 70-200 IS and Canon 85 f1.8 are very similar to each other.