The 10 Sharpest Lenses I’ve Ever Tested (for Canon cameras)

by Staff June 16, 2016 at 5:28 am

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  1. Nice video I agree with a lot of what you said however the Sigma art 35 mm is not better than the Canon 35 mm ii The Canon is much sharper in the corners and it's autofocus is considerably faster. Sigma art lenses at Good focussing short distance however when you start focussing on targets More 10 feet away they are slower ,a lot slower than the Canon lenses

  2. I wonder how much cash Samyang slipped this guy under the table at that factory visit, I've seen most of their lenses at their max aperture straight out of the camera and they're softer than the competition, especially the 14 and 35mm both of which are unusable at their widest aperture.

  3. What about the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro? It's the sharpest lens I've personally ever used. It is definitely sharper than any other Canon 50mm EF lens out there. Unfortunately it is an old design lens, so the autofocus mechanism is very noisy and almost unusable.

  4. Newbie need help here. Has anyone had experience with the canon 70-200mm f/4 usm L? i can only afford the version without IS. I'm starting and i love wildlife photography so any help would be greatly appreciated

  5. That's not wonder why is the 50mm/1.4 is the sharpest lens. I'm a great respecter of old manual lenses, the sharpest is one of my old glasses is a Revuenon 50/1,4 with K-bayonette.

  6. just added content and everyone knows these lenses are sharp, but lenses not mentioned:

    #1 – Canon 35 L II – beats everything by miles – tack sharp at F1.4 (a mind blow)
    #2 – Canon 100-400 L II – best IS on the planet – out resolves the legendary Canon 70-200
    #3 – Canon 100L (as others pointed out – it is almost too sharp for people)
    #4 – Tamron 85 1.8 VC (@F2 with IS, you can shoot any AF pt on the 5DSR tack 'portrait' sharp)
    #5 – Sigma 24-105 F4 – every focal length from 24 to 105 wide open at F4, and with a heavy weight and very good OS – you can handhold at 1/40th on a 5DSR and get the middle 80% of the frame pixel level sharp – it is amazingly good,

  7. Hey Chris what an amazing video. Thank you so much for painstakingly putting together this great vid. I have a question, I use my Canon 80D for a lot of video/film making. So a silent focus is important. Which wide or ultra wide angle low f stop lens would you recommend for film making? Thank you!

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