On Wednesday, Canon Professional Services sent me a 35mm f/1.4L lens for evaluation. I’ve become increasingly interested in three lenses: the 135mm f/2L, the 85mm f/1.2L, and the 35mm f/1.4L. I had the opportunity to experiment with the 85mm last fall, and plan to try out the 135mm soon. So far, I have been enormously impressed by the smooth bokeh. One does not look at a lens such as this and stop it down to f/8 for landscape work–my 24-70mm f/2.8 does just fine for that purpose. No, a lens like this is meant to be used wide open–or close to it–to isolate subject from background. I’ll post more images in the coming days from this rather promising piece of glass.