How Does This Extreme Zoom Compare to This Extreme Prime Lens?

Zoom lenses have made some remarkable advancements, but that does not mean primes have stagnated in the meantime. Canon's 28-70mm f/2L USM is one of the most impressive zooms in a long time, blurring the line between prime and zoom, while their RF 85mm f/1.2L USM sets the standard for 85mm portrait lenses. So, can the 28-70mm f/2L take the place of the 85mm f/1.2L, or does it still hold a special place all its own?

Coming to you from Katelyn James, this interesting video compares the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM to the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens. I have had the 28-70mm f/2L for about a year now, and it has handily replaced several primes lenses in my bag with its combination of versatility, image quality, and extremely wide maximum aperture (for a zoom). Still though, the 85mm f/1.2L has long been known for being something of a magical lens, and the RF version has been lauded for really increasing the sharpness, particularly wide open, while still retaining the magical three-dimensional pop and character of the original. Check out the video above for James' full thoughts. 

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