What is lacking in the 50mm f/1.4 that doesn't qualify it as an L lens when the 35mm and 24mm have the same max/constant aperture? I realize that the 50mm FL has the 1.2 max aperture lens that is an L and even the older 1.0.
I guess the same question can be asked about the 85mm FL to a certain degree. Although, there are no other L lenses with the 1.8 max/constant aperture to compare it to.
Now, the 135L is technically slower than the 50 f/1.4 and the 85 f/1.8. However, it qualifies for the red ring. How is that?
Just something that I have been pondering for a while.
Can anyone offer any additional information? I apologize if this information is posted somewhere else, but I did a search and came up empty.