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denoir
28th of March 2010 (Sun), 00:20
From the Singapore Zoo with a Kenko 2x extender attached:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4463904009_0c07074624_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/toffiloff/4463904009)

Nice!

A relative at the Stockholm Zoo (also 135L):
http://peltarion.eu/img/135/135L-6.jpg

And another one engaged in what looks like a love triangle with two turtles:
http://peltarion.eu/img/135/135L-8.jpg

.mark.
28th of March 2010 (Sun), 11:11
My humble contribution to this amazing thread.

The bokeh on this lens is stunning.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4469110655_12833a6203.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2776/4469103675_48bdbbe2a6.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4469092313_34d7087c31.jpg

TooManyShots
28th of March 2010 (Sun), 13:10
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4470591098_ebd495bc16_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vracing/4470591098/in/set-72157623720826200/)


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4469812319_6a0d3b7156_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vracing/4469812319/in/set-72157623720826200/)


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4470592856_234267f508_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vracing/4470592856/in/set-72157623720826200/)


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4470594968_747fc79603_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vracing/4470594968/in/set-72157623720826200/)


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4470594556_12ff01f896_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vracing/4470594556/in/set-72157623720826200/)


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2761/4470594064_48221b11e1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vracing/4470594064/in/set-72157623720826200/)

MaliCali
28th of March 2010 (Sun), 16:34
@ 1/60 i was pretty shocked that i was able to hold my hands still enough at less than half the shutter speed I should have been floating around..

this was in my Dimly lit bedroom at night .. @f2 w/1000 ISO

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2737/4471356724_e13e4a2781_b.jpg

FuturamaJSP
28th of March 2010 (Sun), 21:18
Nice!

A relative at the Stockholm Zoo (also 135L):
http://peltarion.eu/img/135/135L-6.jpg

And another one engaged in what looks like a love triangle with two turtles:
http://peltarion.eu/img/135/135L-8.jpg

hmm I didn't know there is a zoo in Stockholm :p or do you mean Skansen Akvariet ;)
nice shots though too bad I no longer live there :(

helloagain36
28th of March 2010 (Sun), 23:40
So excited that I can finally contribute to this thread, my 135L came in the mail on Friday and it's amazing!

http://www.siouscaphotography.com/Places/Off-The-Road/Chester-County/WC/821177282_sHRYx-L.jpg

http://www.siouscaphotography.com/Places/Off-The-Road/Chester-County/WCRS/821177128_YKcdc-L.jpg

http://www.siouscaphotography.com/Places/Off-The-Road/Chester-County/WCBIKE/821177220_jzpD7-L.jpg

http://www.siouscaphotography.com/People/Glamour-and-Fashion/Denise/D2L/821436444_CqdAD-XL.jpg

shaktipalooza
29th of March 2010 (Mon), 03:35
Here's some from a performance yesterday afternoon. You won't believe the age of this accomplished performer. I posted some earlier work HERE (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=772408) with the dancer for preparing the programs.

More pics http://michaelsessionsphotography.com/blather/?p=229

1.
http://www.largelifephotography.com/photos/822271723_Y5868-XL.jpg

2.
http://www.largelifephotography.com/photos/822271716_g8WPs-X3.jpg

3.
http://www.largelifephotography.com/photos/822271817_kHiPa-XL.jpg

4.
http://www.largelifephotography.com/photos/822271754_r4EKk-X3.jpg

Seven Ocean
29th of March 2010 (Mon), 13:17
So excited that I can finally contribute to this thread, my 135L came in the mail on Friday and it's amazing!



http://www.siouscaphotography.com/Places/Off-The-Road/Chester-County/WCRS/821177128_YKcdc-L.jpg





Great shots and nice PP!

Markitos
29th of March 2010 (Mon), 13:22
http://beltie.smugmug.com/Other/Recent-Photos/Eli-4392/822386095_JJbEC-XL.jpg

http://beltie.smugmug.com/Other/Recent-Photos/Fissure-4416/822386036_cJnnb-O.jpg

steguis
29th of March 2010 (Mon), 20:35
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4475188468_9deb20786a_b.jpg
Nickel and Dime
View Large on Black (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4475188468&size=large)
Photo's Flickr Page with EXIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/steguis/4475188468/)

gambit
29th of March 2010 (Mon), 20:38
Oh my, first time i have used my own 135L in the studio!
It is so smashingly sharp!

http://www.anthonyket.com/Portfolio/Light-Studio-Shoot/Studio-Shoot-8/822936564_FTuhg-XL.jpg

icebat
30th of March 2010 (Tue), 03:16
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4474464829_2286cc0d4f_b.jpg

View large on black (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4474464829&size=large&posted=1)

advaitin
30th of March 2010 (Tue), 09:13
Grab shot of grandgirl. In shade and I had to actually desaturate a little, otherwise it looked too colorful after converting to JPG. Canon 7D, 135mm L f2, ISO 200, 1/180s @ f2.8. No other post process.

The detail of the eye also has no sharpening. I love this lens.

coolmonk
30th of March 2010 (Tue), 14:50
Bought a used one today from a local seller to compliment my 85L.

http://photog.blog.com/files/2010/03/img_6103.jpg

dlintz
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 07:51
This page has some really great stuff. Nice job everyone.

d.

fbartek
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 10:57
Here's another one, i've got some more at my photo-blog www.bartekfraczyk.wordpress.com, enjoy :)

http://bartekfraczyk.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/praga02.jpg

fbartek
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 13:42
May I add one more? :)

http://bartekfraczyk.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/praga06.jpg

more at www.bartekfraczyk.wordpress.com

ChrisGorabPhotography
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 13:43
May I add one more? :)

http://bartekfraczyk.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/praga06.jpg

more at www.bartekfraczyk.wordpress.com (http://www.bartekfraczyk.wordpress.com)

You may add 100 more of those.

fbartek
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 13:47
You may add 100 more of those.

Thank you :))

One more with 135L

http://bartekfraczyk.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/praga04.jpg



I really love this lens, as much as 35L :) 85/1.8 is going for sale...

p360
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 13:56
Here's some from a performance yesterday afternoon. You won't believe the age of this accomplished performer. I posted some earlier work HERE (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=772408) with the dancer for preparing the programs.

More pics http://michaelsessionsphotography.com/blather/?p=229

1.
http://www.largelifephotography.com/photos/822271723_Y5868-XL.jpg

2.
http://www.largelifephotography.com/photos/822271716_g8WPs-X3.jpg

3.
http://www.largelifephotography.com/photos/822271817_kHiPa-XL.jpg

4.
http://www.largelifephotography.com/photos/822271754_r4EKk-X3.jpg



Awesome work, Michael.

I am guessing she's about 14-15. Would you share the EXIF info for these? I've done a couple of these events, but I feel like I am never close enough. How far were you from the performer?

TIA.

advaitin
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 14:48
Awesome work, Michael.

I am guessing she's about 14-15. Would you share the EXIF info for these? I've done a couple of these events, but I feel like I am never close enough. How far were you from the performer?

TIA.

And I suspect she's older, since Indian dancers can stay flexible for a very long time.

jdang307
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 15:43
I had a 85mm on crop, and liked the length. Now that I'm FF, I miss it (and don't like my 85mm anymore). I was thinking of selling my 24-105mm (zoom is flexible, but find the F/4 limiting) and getting this instead. My buddy has the 24-105mm and we share lenses so don't won't be a problem.
These photos are so awesome. Is it that much better than the 85mm (quality wise, I understand the different focal lengths)

fbartek
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 15:44
I had a 85mm on crop, and liked the length. Now that I'm FF, I miss it (and don't like my 85mm anymore). I was thinking of selling my 24-105mm (zoom is flexible, but find the F/4 limiting) and getting this instead. My buddy has the 24-105mm and we share lenses so don't won't be a problem.
These photos are so awesome. Is it that much better than the 85mm (quality wise, I understand the different focal lengths)

I have both 85/1.8 and 135L. The L is a killer, I don't use 85/1.8 any more...

jdang307
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 15:51
Dang .... well that just about settles it!

fbartek
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 15:54
Dang .... well that just about settles it!

what's more i had the same problem. After buying 5D (40D was previous) my 85/1.8 didn't do well. 135L is the ultimate solution :). You may consider buying 50/1.4 as well, which in my opinion does very nice on FF

shaktipalooza
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 16:50
Awesome work, Michael.

I am guessing she's about 14-15. Would you share the EXIF info for these? I've done a couple of these events, but I feel like I am never close enough. How far were you from the performer?

TIA.

She recently turned twelve.

All the images were shot at ISO 1600 but could have been as low as 400 for many of them. Problem is with the dancer moving about so much you can easily miss a shot with too low of an ISO.

I was never closer than 25 feet. Usually in the 50 foot range. I had a 300 f/2.8 IS L that I placed dead center from the top of the seating, was almost too tight from 75 feet away.

ISO 800, 1/800 second, f/2
http://www.largelifephotography.com/Clients/Sengupta/Arangetram-Watermarked/IMG8428/822271723_Y5868-S.jpg

ISO 800, 1/1000 second, f/2
http://www.largelifephotography.com/Clients/Sengupta/Arangetram-Watermarked/IMG8315/822271716_g8WPs-S.jpg

ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/2500 second
http://www.largelifephotography.com/Clients/Sengupta/Arangetram-Watermarked/MG0545/822271817_kHiPa-S.jpg

ISO 800, 1/640, f/2
http://www.largelifephotography.com/Clients/Sengupta/Arangetram-Watermarked/IMG8488/822271754_r4EKk-S.jpg

jdang307
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 18:10
what's more i had the same problem. After buying 5D (40D was previous) my 85/1.8 didn't do well. 135L is the ultimate solution :). You may consider buying 50/1.4 as well, which in my opinion does very nice on FF

My buddy gave me his (wedding photog with a bag 24/35/50/85 L primes) and it was collecting dust. Literally, there was dust all over it. I can't sell it of course, but I can use it until he needs it, and he's a snob, so I doublt he'll ever use it again :D

It is quite nice on the FF, although I haven't use it as much lately.

35/2, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, and 135/2 will be my stable now. i won't carry all four at once obviously. Probably pair the 35/85 and 50/135, and occasionally the 35/135 together. Now I just need more models to shoot darnit!

denoir
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 19:04
hmm I didn't know there is a zoo in Stockholm :p or do you mean Skansen Akvariet ;)
nice shots though too bad I no longer live there :(

Yes, it's Skansen Akvariet :)

Jean-Louis
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 20:40
Ford sells Volvo to China's Geely.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2780/img9926w.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/img9926w.jpg/)

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6671/img9948eu.jpg (http://img38.imageshack.us/i/img9948eu.jpg/)

ken2000ac
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 21:35
May I add one more? :)


more at www.bartekfraczyk.wordpress.com (http://www.bartekfraczyk.wordpress.com)


Absolutely!

On your blog, the second to last one of her (B&W closeup portrait) is simply fantastic. Congrats on a great model and some fabulous results.

Jigglypuff
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 21:40
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg170/itthecow/patrick-1.jpg

This lens is awesome

Alejandro Sandoval
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 22:14
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4480809138_f34a48349f_o.jpg

p360
31st of March 2010 (Wed), 22:44
She recently turned twelve.

All the images were shot at ISO 1600 but could have been as low as 400 for many of them. Problem is with the dancer moving about so much you can easily miss a shot with too low of an ISO.

I was never closer than 25 feet. Usually in the 50 foot range. I had a 300 f/2.8 IS L that I placed dead center from the top of the seating, was almost too tight from 75 feet away.

ISO 800, 1/800 second, f/2
http://www.largelifephotography.com/Clients/Sengupta/Arangetram-Watermarked/IMG8428/822271723_Y5868-S.jpg

ISO 800, 1/1000 second, f/2
http://www.largelifephotography.com/Clients/Sengupta/Arangetram-Watermarked/IMG8315/822271716_g8WPs-S.jpg

ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/2500 second
http://www.largelifephotography.com/Clients/Sengupta/Arangetram-Watermarked/MG0545/822271817_kHiPa-S.jpg

ISO 800, 1/640, f/2
http://www.largelifephotography.com/Clients/Sengupta/Arangetram-Watermarked/IMG8488/822271754_r4EKk-S.jpg


Thank you, Michael. Again, great work.

FuturamaJSP
1st of April 2010 (Thu), 02:03
Ford sells Volvo to China's Geely.



yeah and one sad day for the Swedish AND US automobile industry :cry: :(
and I am saying this because my parents are Chinese :D

nice shots though

TheMaggedy
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 07:02
http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Nature/Nature/IMG0287/825069501_Lupaj-L.jpg (http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Nature/Nature/11577159_aPdpa#825069501_Lupaj-A-LB)

http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Pets/Forgey-Dog-Park/IMG7193/815843013_decJ4-L-1.jpg (http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Pets/Forgey-Dog-Park/11576028_neSHg#815843013_decJ4-A-LB)

toffiloff
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 07:59
Another one with a 2x Extender at the Singapore Zoo:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4483467735_e5664d338a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/toffiloff/4483467735)

Racer46
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 12:20
holy cow this is my next lens!

JayStar86
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 13:28
http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Pets/Forgey-Dog-Park/IMG7193/815843013_decJ4-L-1.jpg[/url]


^^^^ nice shot of that husky... i love huskies.

Alejandro Sandoval
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 17:50
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4485435972_338e306a8b_o.jpg

steguis
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 18:50
Simply a gorgeous day in Central Park...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2705/4484891563_3fee885d92_b.jpg
On the Rocks
View Large on Black (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4484891563&size=large)
Photo's Flickr Page with EXIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/steguis/4484891563/)

JayStar86
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 19:20
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4485435972_338e306a8b_o.jpg

simply put awesome! great shot... good work.

JayStar86
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 19:20
Simply a gorgeous day in Central Park...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2705/4484891563_3fee885d92_b.jpg
On the Rocks
View Large on Black (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4484891563&size=large)
Photo's Flickr Page with EXIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/steguis/4484891563/)

man this lens is bokeh monster.... this lens is now on my want list. :D

morganhn
2nd of April 2010 (Fri), 19:38
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4480809138_f34a48349f_o.jpg

Very impressive as always!
Really like the soft and natural skin tones.
I see the catchlight in the two last pictures are about the same.
Care to let us in on your light setup?

Keep up the great work!

- Morgan

Maureen Souza
3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 03:10
Outdoors, natural light.

FuturamaJSP
3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 08:55
First time I seriously tried to get some decent shots with this lens :S
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4486194383_c63ff18420_o.jpg

airbutchie
3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 16:55
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4485435972_338e306a8b_o.jpg
Simply stunning, Alejandro... Clarity beyond belief... You've up-ed your game to another level, my friend... Great capture!!!


Simply a gorgeous day in Central Park...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2705/4484891563_3fee885d92_b.jpg
On the Rocks
Beautiful DOF... The gentleman looks like Zachery Quinto (Sylar from Heroes/Spock for the new Star Trek)... Anyhoo... One from me...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4485477566_3cd59a4da4_b.jpg


- airbutchie

barosborough
3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 20:41
The gentleman looks like Zachery Quinto (Sylar from Heroes/Spock for the new Star Trek)...


I was thinking the same thing.

dche5390
3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 20:49
Heres a few quick happy snaps with the 135L and 5DMkII.

The first has been cropped quite a bit.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/dche5390/cffe72fd.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/dche5390/3af3439a.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b330/dche5390/201aa199.jpg

thatkatmat
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 02:38
135L + 1DmkIII

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4477743603_01ae291768_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4478362184_721d642fb4_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2802/4483619000_4457c99af7_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4483611592_855de0af2d_b.jpg

colin842
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 02:50
^^^ wow! awesome series.

thatkatmat
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 11:57
Thanks, took them in Portland last week at a POTN meet up :)

Omaru
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 12:07
What's the minimum focusing distance on this baby?

thatkatmat
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 12:28
3'....91cm

Omaru
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 12:35
No way.... that close? I thought it was like 70-200 MFD. Okay now I'm having trouble getting this or the 35L first lol.

Just right for very tight headshots!

Combatmedic870
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 12:45
Ive been looking to get this lens. but all of the photos ive seen on here havent really impressed me and screamed holy **** this is worth being in the trinity!

thatkatmat
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 12:47
No it's not, I wouldn't get it if I were you......Who would want an extremely fast USM 135mm f/2 lens that is super sharp wide open.....?

kloodee
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 13:36
Simply stunning, Alejandro... Clarity beyond belief... You've up-ed your game to another level, my friend... Great capture!!!



Beautiful DOF... The gentleman looks like Zachery Quinto (Sylar from Heroes/Spock for the new Star Trek)... Anyhoo... One from me...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4485477566_3cd59a4da4_b.jpg


- airbutchie

holy $%##%^$ wooooow dude, this shot is stunnnnning, like its been taken in a movie where this monster bird is attacking these people ! lol

kloodee
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 13:52
No it's not, I wouldn't get it if I were you......Who would want an extremely fast USM 135mm f/2 lens that is super sharp wide open.....?

i totally agree :lol: why to get an extremely fast sharp lens wide open? people don't dig sharpness anymore, Generac Ebay lenses will do the job looooool,,

this 135 L prime is one of the best glasses around, i think its number two after the 200mm F2 and 85L

Big G
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 16:23
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4485435972_338e306a8b_o.jpg
Amazing shot, the clarity is unbelievable.

You can actually see her contact lenses in both eyes!!!!

BlueTsunami
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 16:26
No way.... that close? I thought it was like 70-200 MFD. Okay now I'm having trouble getting this or the 35L first lol.

Just right for very tight headshots!

The 135L is also known as a Flower lens (without tubes), its got a max magnification of like .18x (which is fairly high). Part of the reason why its universally loved :D

silverpilot03
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 17:04
Ive been looking to get this lens. but all of the photos ive seen on here havent really impressed me and screamed holy **** this is worth being in the trinity!

If the 135L shouldn't be considered w/ the 35L and 85L as part of the prime trinity, what other lens are you considering then?

Maiku
5th of April 2010 (Mon), 01:20
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S7YSkcpU1sI/AAAAAAAAFwo/fGaU93fqnNs/s640/IMG_0185.jpg (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S7YSkcpU1sI/AAAAAAAAFwo/fGaU93fqnNs/IMG_0185.jpg)

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S7YSlURpeQI/AAAAAAAAFws/re0sN4Vq6U8/s640/IMG_0200.jpg (http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S7YSlURpeQI/AAAAAAAAFws/re0sN4Vq6U8/IMG_0200.jpg)

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S7YSmOHUoJI/AAAAAAAAFww/emlxoqTBHew/s640/IMG_0233.jpg (http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S7YSmOHUoJI/AAAAAAAAFww/emlxoqTBHew/IMG_0233.jpg)

Methodical
5th of April 2010 (Mon), 02:05
Your thoughts seems to go against all that I've read about this lens. Care to elaborate... curious. I don't know anything about labeling lens as holy trinity, trinity ect or whatnot.

Ive been looking to get this lens. but all of the photos ive seen on here havent really impressed me and screamed holy **** this is worth being in the trinity!

richierich1212
5th of April 2010 (Mon), 05:26
Ive been looking to get this lens. but all of the photos ive seen on here havent really impressed me and screamed holy **** this is worth being in the trinity!

Maybe you don't like portraits as much as other picture styles?

joosay
5th of April 2010 (Mon), 10:58
editedddd

Drozz119
5th of April 2010 (Mon), 23:24
441232

exodusfman800
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 00:06
I love the mfd of this lens and thinking about getting some kenko tubes for it...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4495514299_a4e2e3069b_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4495510081_b933e47ebd_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4496144442_410e1fd60a_b.jpg

quickster
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 00:18
my car.

2 re edits

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4495583323_3cb16cb624_o.jpg

or

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4495583401_c6852c0032_o.jpg

Methodical
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 00:20
#1 for me

exodusfman800
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 00:22
Nice ride quickster. I've have to say #1 for me as well. Only if Honda had made them rear wheel drive...

icebat
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 00:35
Nice ride quickster. I've have to say #1 for me as well. Only if Honda had made them rear wheel drive...

You could always get an s2000 :)

Here's one from me.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2758/4490165921_8f31acfda2_b.jpg

marco_30D
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 00:37
This thread makes me wanna get the 135 as soon as possible.:(

jdang307
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 02:31
I ordered mine last Thursday. $920 shipped (after cash back in two months) can't beat that! Of course, the shop is closed (I think for Passover perhaps?) until Wednesday, so I'm dying here waiting for it cannot wait.

thatkatmat
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 11:17
A few more from Portland, OR

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4478369102_fe8b630657_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4477739557_280b5d9c99_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4477740645_204758dfc7_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4483619490_628397773d_b.jpg

And one from a Seattle storefront I thought was kinda cool
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cYmfRMewE4Q/S6oOFMP-ggI/AAAAAAAANyc/cI_ejmLIBfE/s800/MPF_8937.jpg

thatkatmat
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 11:18
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S7YSkcpU1sI/AAAAAAAAFwo/fGaU93fqnNs/s640/IMG_0185.jpg (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S7YSkcpU1sI/AAAAAAAAFwo/fGaU93fqnNs/IMG_0185.jpg)


This is fantastic

icebat
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 12:44
I love the last one of the girl Matt.

thatkatmat
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 14:21
Yeah....Love her shirt....Might she have been the model for it? :)

icebat
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 14:34
Yeah....Love her shirt....Might she have been the model for it? :)

It definitely looks like it could be the cartoon version of her. :)

jdang307
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 15:25
I can get 3 years of warranty from squaretrade for $80. Should I do it? That's an additional 2 years. Or should I say screw it, if it's good after the first year, I'll be fine?

primalcarl
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 15:25
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/jaffacake71/rs7H5W7701.jpg

That_Fox
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 15:29
I can get 3 years of warranty from squaretrade for $80. Should I do it? That's an additional 2 years. Or should I say screw it, if it's good after the first year, I'll be fine?

I wouldn't bother with it, lenses, especially L lenses last a long time. My 135L is already 5 years old and still going strong.

Methodical
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 15:35
You can get almost 62 years of insurance for less than $80 with no deductible and covers everything exception intentional abuse and normal wear and tear.

I can get 3 years of warranty from squaretrade for $80. Should I do it? That's an additional 2 years. Or should I say screw it, if it's good after the first year, I'll be fine?

thatkatmat
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 15:35
Right, my 135L is 10 years old and it still looks and performs like new.

jdang307
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 17:47
You can get almost 62 years of insurance for less than $80 with no deductible and covers everything exception intentional abuse and normal wear and tear.

Personal articles policy right? I just bought my first house last week (close in a month or so). I will be asking this when I go shopping for a policy. :D

MigsVuitton
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 17:54
http://migsvuitton.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/sm_wedding1.jpg

JayStar86
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 17:57
http://migsvuitton.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/sm_wedding1.jpg

wow.... really nice shot.

Maiku
7th of April 2010 (Wed), 07:51
This is fantastic

Thanks!! :D

Methodical
7th of April 2010 (Wed), 08:40
First congrats on the new TOY.

Yes, but do not attach it as a rider to your home owners policy... get a separate and distinct policy.

Personal articles policy right? I just bought my first house last week (close in a month or so). I will be asking this when I go shopping for a policy. :D

jdang307
7th of April 2010 (Wed), 12:41
Hmm, that explains it. My girlfriend works for Farmers Insurance catastrophe team. She kept telling me personal articles riders are crappy, like $500 deductible $2500 limit or something (can't remember exactly).

Which companies are best? I hope travellers offers it.

Methodical
7th of April 2010 (Wed), 14:58
I can't say which one is the best but I have St. Farm. If you are or were military or family member was check out FAA.

Stand alone policies have no deductible, insured at retail value at the time you insure it and won't affect your ability to get home owners insurance if you make too many claims against it.

Hmm, that explains it. My girlfriend works for Farmers Insurance catastrophe team. She kept telling me personal articles riders are crappy, like $500 deductible $2500 limit or something (can't remember exactly).

Which companies are best? I hope travellers offers it.

k_wakasugi
7th of April 2010 (Wed), 15:49
A snapshot of my girlfriend as we were walking around Disneyland. I really enjoy using this lens.

http://www.kwakasugi.com/img/v10/p128433944.jpg

wem
7th of April 2010 (Wed), 16:07
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4486312576_62f840cab8_o.jpg

TheMaggedy
7th of April 2010 (Wed), 16:27
Wisteria

http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Nature/Nature/IMG0689-3-sharp/830282743_Ke248-L.jpg (http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Nature/Nature/11577159_aPdpa#830282743_Ke248-A-LB)

http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Nature/Nature/IMG0726-4-sharp/830284085_4SsEr-L.jpg (http://mairimages.smugmug.com/Nature/Nature/11577159_aPdpa#830284085_4SsEr-A-LB)

chmod
8th of April 2010 (Thu), 09:59
Spectacular capture, wem.

TheMaggedy - beautiful.

patrick

fbartek
8th of April 2010 (Thu), 12:56
I can share 3 more pics :)

http://bartekfraczyk.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/parking1.jpg

http://bartekfraczyk.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/parking4.jpg

http://bartekfraczyk.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/parking5.jpg

psychodweep
8th of April 2010 (Thu), 15:52
I shot this picture in a club while she was dancing. Wide open.
Quite difficult if only the center AF point is usable (5dII).

wem
8th of April 2010 (Thu), 16:47
I don't think I've posted this already:

Modern Times at Hollywood Blv
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4472640700_881b6f285b_o.jpg

ediroma
8th of April 2010 (Thu), 17:36
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4486312576_62f840cab8_o.jpg
Beautiful picture

M3Rocket
8th of April 2010 (Thu), 18:53
http://migsvuitton.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/sm_wedding1.jpg

Beautifully shot and perfect post-processing. It just oozes joy!

M3Rocket
8th of April 2010 (Thu), 19:00
#1. 1Ds II @ f2
http://www.ilukphotography.com/img/v4/p915981153-5.jpg

#2. 1Ds II @ f2
http://www.ilukphotography.com/img/v0/p674988396-5.jpg

BT-S
8th of April 2010 (Thu), 22:32
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2679/4501937936_2e7245e468_b.jpg

FourStrings
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 04:25
My 135L was waiting for me when I got home tonight! Cant wait to start using it. Its my first L lens, what a beaut!

Rai33
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 05:23
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/4504352153_ef054160d1_o.jpg

wem
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 07:37
My 135L was waiting for me when I got home tonight! Cant wait to start using it. Its my first L lens, what a beaut!

It is a beauty! Congratulations!

exodusfman800
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 09:06
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/4504352153_ef054160d1_o.jpg

Nice composition and execution, Rai.

Tvw
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 13:03
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4486312576_62f840cab8_o.jpg

Really beautiful! I also like the ratio.

M3Rocket
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 13:25
Another two of my favorites from this stellar lens.

#1. 1Ds II @ f2
http://www.ilukphotography.com/img/v0/p65165857-5.jpg

#2. 1Ds II @ f2
http://www.ilukphotography.com/img/v3/p392655060-4.jpg

fbartek
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 13:37
damn, they're great!!!!

jdang307
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 14:01
Can't wait for mine to come in the mail. Tuesday it is, but I won't be home so I'll be trekking to the Fedex office!

Any recs on alternate lens hoods that aren't a mile long?

Pommekitty
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 15:55
I finally bought this lens after coming to this thread countless times and, after an awkward start, it's all that I expected and more. Tack sharp, wonderful bokeh and great colors even in dreary weather.

It's always a pleasure to come here and look at all your pictures.

I'd also be interested in recs for an alternative to the original lenshood. I bought the lens used and the hood that came with it is not the one it's suposed to be: it fits, sort of, but doesn't lock on. So I need to buy another one anyway.

-g-
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 16:02
Here's my first! Shot with a 1.4 TC attached.

http://www.geno.ca/photos/831856636_ssmfd-XL.jpg

Pommekitty
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 16:32
I need to buy a 1.4 TC myself for this lens. Did you notice any difference with it on?

Nice shot. Oh the joys of early spring: yellowish, muddy pastures and dirty horses. Mine looks like that, minus the spots!

FourStrings
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 18:08
My first day out with the 135L, I cant believe the colors coming from this lens!

-g-
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 18:22
I need to buy a 1.4 TC myself for this lens. Did you notice any difference with it on?

That was the very first photo I took with the lens and I've only taken a couple more today so I can't say for sure but it looks like the TC didn't do too much damage.

Alejandro Sandoval
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 23:45
Published on a beauty Spread for Polysh Magazine

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2254/4506529305_6eb0c9d472_o.jpg

ChrisGorabPhotography
10th of April 2010 (Sat), 08:52
Published on a beauty Spread for Polysh Magazine

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2254/4506529305_6eb0c9d472_o.jpg

In my opinion, might be one of your best shots ever.

EDIT: Or it might be the model.

thatkatmat
10th of April 2010 (Sat), 21:53
That was the very first photo I took with the lens and I've only taken a couple more today so I can't say for sure but it looks like the TC didn't do too much damage.

There is, in fact almost no difference....That's a fun combo...enjoy

zincozinco
11th of April 2010 (Sun), 01:52
In my opinion, might be one of your best shots ever.

EDIT: Or it might be the model.

Difficult choice, its very nice and very clean, but its certainly great!

Maiku
11th of April 2010 (Sun), 22:40
Spring in Japan
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S78PBn-KgZI/AAAAAAAAF2Q/cgM8-0b4tAk/s640/IMG_0771-Edit.jpg (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S78PBn-KgZI/AAAAAAAAF2Q/cgM8-0b4tAk/IMG_0771-Edit.jpg)

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEF6gxWRI/AAAAAAAAF30/dQEXY8big2s/s640/IMG_1289-Edit.jpg (http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEF6gxWRI/AAAAAAAAF30/dQEXY8big2s/IMG_1289-Edit.jpg)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEm7avjzI/AAAAAAAAF5g/NJSFVOhmS6c/s640/IMG_1457-Edit.jpg (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEm7avjzI/AAAAAAAAF5g/NJSFVOhmS6c/IMG_1457-Edit.jpg)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEn9JfS7I/AAAAAAAAF5k/_0BkFiZozdc/s640/IMG_1458-Edit.jpg (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEn9JfS7I/AAAAAAAAF5k/_0BkFiZozdc/IMG_1458-Edit.jpg)

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEowxk81I/AAAAAAAAF5o/-GHnQ0DnnxA/s640/IMG_1459-Edit.jpg (http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEowxk81I/AAAAAAAAF5o/-GHnQ0DnnxA/IMG_1459-Edit.jpg)

knifeinthedark
11th of April 2010 (Sun), 23:00
I guess this lens is next on my list...

Todd Lambert
11th of April 2010 (Sun), 23:09
Yeah. I've found the 135L takes the 1.4 TC very very well. The AF is still snappy, and only losing a stop of light doesn't really matter usually. The image quality difference is pretty hard to spot normally.

I often carry this combo in place of my 70-200 now. Much smaller and lighter and much less conspicuous too.

Really like that shot, Alejandro.

quickster
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 00:50
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2377/4513272749_5fc6e4338d_o.jpg

fi20100
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 07:45
Spring in Japan

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEn9JfS7I/AAAAAAAAF5k/_0BkFiZozdc/s640/IMG_1458-Edit.jpg (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEn9JfS7I/AAAAAAAAF5k/_0BkFiZozdc/IMG_1458-Edit.jpg)

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEowxk81I/AAAAAAAAF5o/-GHnQ0DnnxA/s640/IMG_1459-Edit.jpg (http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2vAn3mW1pow/S8HEowxk81I/AAAAAAAAF5o/-GHnQ0DnnxA/IMG_1459-Edit.jpg)

Wow, these two are just amazing :) Really makes me want to visit Japan during the Sakura time,

thatkatmat
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 11:17
^^^Right, me too...I'd be over there chimping next to those other guys :)

-g-
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 12:10
^^^Right, me too...I'd be over there chimping next to those other guys :)

No, not you... :)

http://www.geno.ca/photos/803376959_N8Yqm-XL.jpg

Methodical
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 12:15
Here's a couple flower shots I took yesterday, but can't decide which PP looks best. Can you help me.

Thanks

http://methodical.zenfolio.com/img/v10/p678938020-4.jpg

http://methodical.zenfolio.com/img/v11/p668597691-4.jpg

icebat
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 12:22
Here's a couple flower shots I took yesterday, but can't decide which PP looks best. Can you help me.

Thanks

I prefer the first one.

Here's a couple from me.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2078/4506186935_c6e10bb29f_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2288/4510347436_5a245eb1c5_b.jpg

thatkatmat
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 13:27
I was checking my settings...:):p

No, not you... :)

http://www.geno.ca/photos/803376959_N8Yqm-XL.jpg

Maiku
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 18:29
Wow, these two are just amazing :) Really makes me want to visit Japan during the Sakura time,

Thanks Stefan! The sakura are only in full bloom for a few days before the blossoms start to fall, but I suppose its beauty is in its impermanence - it's truly a beautiful time of year.

steguis
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 19:39
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4516497806_7541c22af7_b.jpg
In Bloom
View Large on Black (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4516497806&size=large)
Photo's Flickr Page with EXIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/steguis/4516497806)

snyderman
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 19:40
haven't posted anything lately from the 135L (aka bokeh monster). Put it on to take a couple shots of a flowering plum tree out front. Hope you like them.

1. Flowering Plum - manually focused because it was getting dark

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/dsnyder160/DPP_2049452.jpg

2. Flowering Plum with green BG

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/dsnyder160/DPP_2049454.jpg

Love the lens! Wish it made it onto the camera more often.

dave

mackguyver
12th of April 2010 (Mon), 22:47
I guess spring is in the air - here are a couple of mine:
http://www.iandigital.com/Other/Recent-Work/MG8271ID/832860484_tipYh-L-1.jpg

http://www.iandigital.com/Other/Recent-Work/MG8228ID/832857995_eQtsY-L-2.jpg

-g-
13th of April 2010 (Tue), 09:10
I photographed a flower too. :)

http://www.geno.ca/photos/835735555_QW4FF-XL.jpg

thatkatmat
13th of April 2010 (Tue), 10:04
Me too, sorta...Well there's flowers and a bee....This is the 135L + the Canon 2x TC, the second is the crop...Of course I added my usual sharpness settings so YMMV.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2652784135_5c57b4f76e_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/2653608660_bd56375948_b.jpg

Dmab
13th of April 2010 (Tue), 16:02
taken with my newly acquired 1Dm4 :)
Man I love this lens

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4518444515_eb5c2ee476_o.jpg

.mark.
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 12:17
5D2 | f/2.0 (sorry for the cat photo!)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4515029417_40fe0088b4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_stevo/4515029417/)

joosay
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 12:28
Me too, sorta...Well there's flowers and a bee....This is the 135L + the Canon 2x TC, the second is the crop...Of course I added my usual sharpness settings so YMMV.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2652784135_5c57b4f76e_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/2653608660_bd56375948_b.jpg

that looks like a wasp! scary haha

thatkatmat
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 12:36
Yeah man, I don't like those little things, but it was a good subject to show details, even if they are details on a wasp...:)

dkspook
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 14:34
I missed this lens so much I wound up getting another. :o

+1

Now to re-read the entire thread while waiting for it to arrive :D

jdang307
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 14:57
Mine just came today. Can't wait to play with it

Moonrocks
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 18:20
Mine just came today. Can't wait to play with it
Mine just came today also...I just love the UPS trucks! And B&H

jdang307
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 18:25
Imaging world off Ebay, authorized seller. Fedex Ground (hey it was free shipping). $920 after I get my cash back. It's a bargain when you think about it.

I played with it for about 15 seconds while working on my boss' computer. I got three words to say.

Hole. EEEE. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

It is already my favorite lines. I feel bad for the other lenses. This is my favorite.

Coppatop85
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 21:31
Yeah. I've found the 135L takes the 1.4 TC very very well. The AF is still snappy, and only losing a stop of light doesn't really matter usually. The image quality difference is pretty hard to spot normally.

I often carry this combo in place of my 70-200 now. Much smaller and lighter and much less conspicuous too.



What does the 135 2 become with the 1.4x? a 2.8? Does the MFD change or is it still very close?

thatkatmat
14th of April 2010 (Wed), 22:27
yep, 2.8....MFD stays the same.

Coppatop85
15th of April 2010 (Thu), 05:05
Oh nice, could almost turn into a macro lens at that point.

Methodical
15th of April 2010 (Thu), 09:40
Add some extension tubes and you're golden

Oh nice, could almost turn into a macro lens at that point.

Moonrocks
15th of April 2010 (Thu), 11:29
Stoked about the 135. Day one and already impressed...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4523192991_1e6f5af139_o.jpg

Mooseknuckle
15th of April 2010 (Thu), 11:39
While we're on the topic of flowers...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2701/4521079696_9c725bac99_o.jpg

jdang307
15th of April 2010 (Thu), 15:41
Any alternative to the lens hood that comes with it? With it on it just looks ridiculous.

mxracer535
15th of April 2010 (Thu), 15:50
A couple from my shoots over the weekend

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4519590951_ba8eccab68_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4519604559_7921cfe701_o.jpg