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I have rented the 35L 4-5 times and have generally been very pleased with it's performance. I had a senior shoot this weekend and got home and was appalled by the softness of my shots.
I put away 20% or so of my profits for new gear and I am at the point where it's time to buy something between 22mm and 70mm (I have a 50 1.8). I was happy to have this lens this weekend and ready to purchase this week as I have a few more senior shoots next weekend and a wedding the following weekend.
That being said, do I have a bad copy, am I doing something wrong? I am at a loss. Fortunately I caught this about halfway through my shoot, but I lost just about all the shots due to softness with this lens at my first location.
The above shot was at f/1.4, ISO 200 1/8000. Using manual focus point, and I was right on her chin with the upper left point on the 7D.
Is this something that I just need to deal with, with this lens? If so, I don't think its for me. I used this on a 5Dc and was MORE than happy with the results, (and a T1i and 40D)