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I find all this lens talk so pedantic. IRL we usually don’t shoot with anything above a 120. For still life its typically a 120 Macro Hasselblad lens, maybe sometimes the 150 if we really want to compress the background but rarely. We typically stay away from zooms on medium format systems. It seems you all are DSLR shooters. I use the canon for DSLR. And my go to lens is a Leica 90mm f/2.8 Tele-Elmarit-M. I use to use the 100 macro lens but i cannot stand the falloff at f/8 or 5.6. So I tried out this leitz lens and I find it far better for a more natural fall off. When i’m moving around I’ll roll with 35 1.4L, 50 1.2L, and 100 f2.8L macro. When I’m lazy i’ll use a zoom – usually a 24-70 L. The 135 is fine. I can’t stand the 70-200. It’s too big to carry around. Maybe if you are a wildlife photographer.  I could care less about bokeh. It’s unimportant. I think some of these technical things can be a little distracting for photographers and take them away from the more important task of taking beautiful photographs. Coming up as an assistant, I’d often ask photographers what camera they liked using. My favorite answer was “Whatever my assistant hands me”.