The 24/1.4 Art was a comparatively late arrival - after they've shocked the world twice with the 35/1.4 and 50/1.4.

By the way a 135/1.8 lens is bound to be large, as the simple math shows: 135 divided by 1.8 is 75, so a 77mm filter thread is the smallest possible, 82mm is more realistic. The 85 Art is abnormally large, that's true, but at the same time it performs well. We'll see if the new Canon 85/1.4 can hold a candle to it on the 5DSR which chews through lenses like I go through bags of sweets... and that's fast and hard (I can show you my stash of used plastic bags awaiting recycling if you're in doubt... )

By the way a 135/1.8 lens is bound to be large, as the simple math shows: 135 divided by 1.8 is 75, so a 77mm filter thread is the smallest possible, 82mm is more realistic. The 85 Art is abnormally large, that's true, but at the same time it performs well. We'll see if the new Canon 85/1.4 can hold a candle to it on the 5DSR which chews through lenses like I go through bags of sweets... and that's fast and hard (I can show you my stash of used plastic bags awaiting recycling if you're in doubt... )