corndog cabernet wrote in post #17132076
Not so much an L lens as they tend to be fast, therefore big and expensive, but had they revised their 20mm f2.8 I most likely would have bought that instead of the 16-35 f4. I'd still be tempted by a Zeiss 21 if one appeared at a good price.
The 3 prime lens setup I would very much like to have is a new*
EF20mm f2.8, the EF35mm IS (which I have), and a new*
85 f1.8 IS.
Very fast lenses, especially wide ones, don't have a lot of appeal to me. The size, weight, and expense trade-offs are a turn off.
*as in version II, when it happens
I am very surprised that a 85mm IS lens had not even been mentioned.
It is a highly used lens both in USM and L versions.
While on a studio tripod IS is not needed, but there are many hand-held users worldwide.
I have seen great images from the 85L lenses wide open, but the lack is IS,
larger weight, and extending front element led me to keep my 100L for portraits.
It works great, sometimes too sharp in post processing
The only 85mm that has my attention in the Helios lens, wide open it's intriguing.