I have questions, i know you have the answers. I want to own a nice piece of good glass, just one. I THINK i read on the forum that one of the L lens are known for their SOFTNESS... yikes.. if thats true, i don`t want that. I don`t know enough to make a purchase, thats why i come here and read and hope you L glass owners can point me in the right direction. is there really an L lens thats soft? I want to get a great Canon lens with L glass. I know it will be about $1,100 -$1,500 and i`m ok with that. i`m only going to make this investment one time. I want to get a lens that will be so sharp it will knock my socks off. I don`t need something that will be 300mm telephoto.. but up to 200 max is ok. i currently shoot with a Canon 28-135mm (3.5-5.6) 50mm 1.8 i shoot indoors all the time and my studio is 24' long so backing up for a shot is not a problem. But i do most of my work within a small set up area. anyway the lens i have works and i just move my tripod around if it doesn`t. but i would love to get super glass. i shoot in NATURAL LIGHT ONLY. my studio is full of glass windows so its very bright. any info you have about your L lens would be very helpful. i`ve heard so much good about good glass and i would really love to experience the joy of good glass. but i don`t want to get one thats soft, if one in the series is known for being soft. Does anyone have the same lens i have? and have an L lens and see a difference? i`m just wondering, because my lens does seem to do a nice job, but then again i do like the shots with my 50mm a little better, i mean i can count on that little lens to produce for me. well if you read all of this i thank you. i just wanted to give you all the info i could. thanks for any info you have about the L lens.