In this video I take a look at the Canon 85mm L Series Prime Lens and demonstrate how it performs in a still life photo shoot. From the full wide open aperture of f1.2 to f16 you'll see how much background blur you get at each setting.
If you have been deliberating whether you should be looking at this lens or a zoom lens then this might be of interest to you.
This is one of the most coveted portrait lenses Canon has ever produced and the main reason apart from the incredible build quality is the super wide aperture of 1.2 which allows you to not only shoot at at low light but also get and incredible amount of bokeh (background blur).
As you'll see by the demonstration provided in the video, the 1.2 aperture has such a shallow depth of field that it becomes mostly impractical for commercial photography.
Nonetheless the bokeh produced at slightly higher apertures and the precision build and quality of the glass make it a very appealing lens that is going to be suited to many applications from portraiture to still life and even street photography