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Pommekitty
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 10:45
It's been a while since I came to visit this thread. It's always a pleasure for the eyes. Despite its fixed focal length, this lens is so versatile whatever other people say. Just look at the variety of pics posted here!

5D+ 135 + 1.4 TC
http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz10/pommekitty/Vosges%202010/_MG_0727.jpg

5D + 135
http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz10/pommekitty/Summer%202010/_MG_0787.jpg

quadrap
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 11:36
http://www.kendraalexis.com/IMG_9923c.jpg

http://www.kendraalexis.com/IMG_9937c.jpg
http://www.kendraalexis.com/IMG_9902.jpg

http://www.kendraalexis.com/IMG_8196%20copy.jpg

Hatch1921
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 11:41
Really nice captures Quadrap :)

Hatch

quadrap
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 12:06
Really nice captures Quadrap :)

Hatch
Thanks Hatch.. How is your spanking new 35L?

Hatch1921
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 12:24
Thanks Hatch.. How is your spanking new 35L?


Doing well thanks... needs another micro adjustment... but.. I think it is going to be a keeper.

Some snaps from yesterday... under the cat.. .lol

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=277475&page=344

spb
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 14:33
i like this shot.


http://dajli.com/potn/sample33.jpg

quadrap
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 15:00
Scared of Cats.. but I had fun shooting them.

http://www.kendraalexis.com/cats3.jpg

http://www.kendraalexis.com/cats4.jpg

Hatch1921
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 15:33
Scared of Cats.. but I had fun shooting them.

http://www.kendraalexis.com/cats3.jpg

http://www.kendraalexis.com/cats4.jpg


You can't be afraid of something so cute. LOL 1st shot if off the charts!

Hatch

hawking_0103
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 16:00
One more today.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4806257688_a8fb08baac_b.jpg

D2L
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 20:31
A few of mine

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4806496929_305a35dd76_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4806496875_0361fb80b3_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4806496781_a551d3d39e_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4807118408_ac87eef0c1_b.jpg

TheMaggedy
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 20:44
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4807162368_4b336640cd_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4806539307_efa7505942_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4806533859_a4e9ac5118_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4806533375_64fcd436a9_b.jpg

thatkatmat
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 22:58
What a great page of exceptional shots.....Nice work everyone.

airbutchie
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 13:13
What a great page of exceptional shots.....Nice work everyone.

+1... Good stuff everyone... UNO from muah...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4809192050_f8342f1268_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/4809192050/)

1Ds2 + 135L + Kenko 2x T-Con... Roughly about 75 yards away...

- airbutchie :)

Markitos
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 13:17
muah...

Sorry, this is minor, but it's been bugging me because you use it a lot in threads I frequent... it's moi.

/englishmajorrant :D

AlphaChicken
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 13:29
Sorry, this is minor, but it's been bugging me because you use it a lot in threads I frequent... it's moi.

/englishmajorrant :D

You are correct. However, it is not an English word...it is French...for "me." Also, you did not capitalize the name of a language. This is on top of your bad grammar.

Sheesh, if I was going to correct someone on such a minor thing--the difference between "muah" and "moi"--and make it clear that I was an English major, I would definitely make sure that my post was impeccable in every way.

jwcdds
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 13:31
But it's Franšais. :D

Markitos
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 13:35
But it's Franšais. :D

Yes, and being an English major is about more than just knowing English well. ;)

Ricardo222
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 16:08
^^^Would you guys stop quibbling. Airbutchie can call himself what he likes as far as I'm concerned.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4807162368_4b336640cd_b.jpg



All of these shots are outstanding, Maggedy. Did you use an extension tube to get that close or was it within the focussing range? Totally great pics!

superboy77
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 16:20
Just took "picture of the day" for my 365 and man, the 135 on a 5D is smooshalicious!

Wide open at ISO 800, 25% luminance NR in LR 3, standard 25% sharpening, nothing more.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4809194547_1ab90fe6c7_b_d.jpg

I'm NOT regretting selling the 70-200 2.8 L USM for this baby!

airbutchie
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 16:27
You guys are all too funny... Thanks for the correction, btw, Markitos... I didn't know I offended you so much with my bad grammer (in french & english)... Hehehehhehehe... Nonetheless, the correction is noted and I'll be using "Moi" instead of "muah"... Now the posts we both frequent won't upset you as much... Thanks fellas for putting a smile on my face!!!

Moi ~ airbutchie ;)

PS. Thanks Ricardo for the comment!!!

Markitos
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 18:06
^^^Would you guys stop quibbling. Airbutchie can call himself what he likes as far as I'm concerned.

Do you really think that's quibbling?

You guys are all too funny... Thanks for the correction, btw, Markitos... I didn't know I offended you so much with my bad grammer (in french & english)... Hehehehhehehe... Nonetheless, the correction is noted and I'll be using "Moi" instead of "muah"... Now the posts we both frequent won't upset you as much... Thanks fellas for putting a smile on my face!!!

In which language does "minor" = "I'm super offended"? I think you took the comment in the manner it was intended (i.e., lightly, jokingly).

And to keep on topic:
http://beltie.smugmug.com/Other/Recent-Photos/cascade-8873/940486415_yJcqE-O.jpg

TheMaggedy
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 18:09
^^^Would you guys stop quibbling. Airbutchie can call himself what he likes as far as I'm concerned.



All of these shots are outstanding, Maggedy. Did you use an extension tube to get that close or was it within the focussing range? Totally great pics!

Why thank you! Nope, no extension tubes. This was all the 135 and the 5D. There were butterflies everywhere!

I did something kind of different for me and this lens. I shot at f/5.6-6.3, whereas normally I shoot pretty wide open. I often end up with too much blur and not enough definition with this lens, but I really love the bokeh on these shots.

I was just glad to get some good shots after trekking it down to the Ladybird Wildflower Center in Austin's triple-digit heat *in the car with no AC*. I left thinking the whole day had been a bust b/c I was so hot once I got there I couldn't really focus at all.

I might take the 7D next time to see if I can get even closer, but it's hard because this lens loves my 5D SO much :)

Mastamarek
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 18:12
I miss this lens sooo much. This thread, doesn't help.

TheMaggedy
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 20:45
From the Austin Farmer's Market ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4782010790_2d0164ebbf_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4781374569_1ec6f64e80_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4781376093_2b7c8b7f7d_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4781375017_a3d8479b1b_b.jpg

airbutchie
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 23:14
In which language does "minor" = "I'm super offended"? I think you took the comment in the manner it was intended (i.e., lightly, jokingly).

Sure did... No harm, no foul...

- airbutchie :D

Ricardo222
20th of July 2010 (Tue), 05:10
Lens arrived yesterday. Wow it really is a fine piece of glass. Walked out of the office and found this little gull on the grass and took a few frames, but the phone went and by the time I got free and headed home it was sundown.
I thought that all that glass, sharp as it obviously is, would have some flare problems, so shot the setting sun, still very bright, and now I'm even more impressed! Apart from the normal radiance around the sun there were no flare artifacts that I could see. (And I did no PP at all.)

TheMaggedy
20th of July 2010 (Tue), 21:20
From Zilker Garden, Austin

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4813593495_6cd2b4c980_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4813589925_3a0c71f1f2_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4814213826_73eb49569f_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4814213104_0d26d7fa8c_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4813590809_5bf1f806fd_b.jpg

snowshark13
20th of July 2010 (Tue), 21:33
just a couple of the reasons I love my 135!

http://www.digitalsnowshark.com/PostPics/20100720_135_1.jpg

http://www.digitalsnowshark.com/PostPics/20100720_135_2.jpg

http://www.digitalsnowshark.com/PostPics/20100720_135_3.jpg

Brennan.M
20th of July 2010 (Tue), 23:17
I will be the proud owner of a 135L Thursday :) Too bad it's requiring me to trade my 30D and some other stuff so I will be cameraless till next Tuesday when I get the 5Dc lol. So I will have nothing to use the 135L with, this is going to be torture lol.

Ricardo222
20th of July 2010 (Tue), 23:38
You've heard of pinhole cameras? Cut a hole in the side of a cardboard box and mount the 135L in that! But then again, maybe going for a long walk would be a better idea to get you through the weekend! (I sympathise...I've just had to wait a few days for my 135....but at least I still had the camera.)

icebat
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 01:03
Looking for some input. Which crop do you guys prefer, or neither? Also, any input on the image itself would be appreciated.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4814584284_300e071281_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4814045261_9ffffe9f93_b.jpg

Brennan.M
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 01:50
Im a fan of 2

Ricardo222
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 06:01
2 for me as well...it creates more intimacy in some strange way.

Ricardo222
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 06:06
Came home at lunchtime today and this little fellow was flitting around the yard, so I went after him with the 135L. Horrible day and quite dark so was shooting at f2.8, ISO 800.

ScarySquirrel
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 07:10
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4805986161_bbcfafa552_z.jpg

Konrado84
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 10:30
All taken with 5D II and 135L, at 2,0 of course :)

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/2037/49649627.jpg

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3006/88408174.jpg

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/482/91908203.jpg

Brennan.M
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 11:21
ah the tilt kills 2

jhoag
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 11:31
Looking for some input. Which crop do you guys prefer, or neither? Also, any input on the image itself would be appreciated.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4814584284_300e071281_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4814045261_9ffffe9f93_b.jpg

Number 2 for sure. The tight crop works really well for this type of portrait.

JH

jhoag
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 11:32
ah the tilt kills 2

I agree. Really intriguing shot but I am not a fan of the extreme tilted look.

JH

Konrado84
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 11:46
I agree. Really intriguing shot but I am not a fan of the extreme tilted look.

JH

I almost never do such shots.
I wanted to get the smallest frame (because of direction of sand in previous shots) in order to obtain a shallow depth of field so I decided to tilt :)
But then, she threw sand in the other direction :confused:

niwooe
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 14:03
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4816032732_67d5e4d1f6_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4816001548_495737dcea_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4816019752_a9da166e34_z.jpg

TheMaggedy
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 20:05
A cloudy day at Zilker Park but some butterflies came out to play anyway.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4817063778_c8c8b0358e_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4816440657_eac4e671f9_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4817061798_81dfa30826_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4817062856_6fb6f5bb3f_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4816438097_6dd58d8856_b.jpg

Brennan.M
21st of July 2010 (Wed), 20:18
Ha, I have a 30D to borrow so you might see some shots from me this weekend :)

D2L
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 00:44
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4817616298_ea6b489240_b.jpg

D2L
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 00:48
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4817000387_963089c69c_b.jpg

airbutchie
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 10:55
DOS from moi...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4818543586_bb4ae8da88_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/4818543586/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4818543414_7d2e937638_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/4818543414/)

- airbutchie ;)

thatkatmat
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 12:16
WOW A.B........Those are SWEET.....^^

Katalyst
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 12:34
They sure are, too bad about the upper right corner in the first one... But that's just me!

Brennan.M
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 12:43
Well, as of right now I own a 135L, 2 memory cards, and a gray card. That is all my camera gear. I also have a week long event to cover in Nashville starting Tuesday. This is quite a predicament.

icebat
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 12:57
Im a fan of 2

2 for me as well...it creates more intimacy in some strange way.

Number 2 for sure. The tight crop works really well for this type of portrait.

JH

Thanks for the input everyone. :)

Neil B
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 13:22
played with this lens at B&H yesterday, i fell in love !!

airbutchie
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 14:00
They sure are, too bad about the upper right corner in the first one... But that's just me!

I've updated it with some "stamping" trickery... Heehhehehehe...

- airbutchie ;)

PS. Thanks for the comments fellas!!!

thatkatmat
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 14:47
Hey look at that, that worked beautifully :) ^^

gonzogolf
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 15:18
Holy crap, I just hit the order button.....

Ricardo222
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 15:23
DOS from moi...

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- airbutchie ;)

Beautiful use of the French language, AB....and the pics are stunning!

AJG1
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 16:51
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4816132789_05fbeb926a_b.jpg

Wide open! I love this lens!!!

wimg
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 18:11
DOS from moi...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4818543586_bb4ae8da88_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/4818543586/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4818543414_7d2e937638_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/4818543414/)

- airbutchie ;)
Wow....

Great shots, great processing, great vision, great photographer. There are plenty of very good shots here, but these are truly incredible. I keep on coming back to them.

Thank you for sharing these, a.b.!

Kindest regards, Wim

P.S.: If I may be so bold, where did you shoot these?

jwcdds
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 18:39
They're taken at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

airbutchie
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 19:22
They're taken at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Yup... What Julian said... Hehehehhehe... Thanks for the comments Wim!!! Much appreciated...

- airbutchie :D

PS. Thanks for the comment, too, Ricardo!!! Hehehehehhee..

TheMaggedy
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 20:25
I've been shooting with this almost exclusively lately. These were 7D plus 135L.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4819907060_06ce86df0a_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4819284545_aabd2e3628_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4819283375_756b9bba88_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4819282519_eb60ede092_b.jpg

Ricardo222
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 21:21
It's not just the Lens, Maggedy. The lighting is superb and your PP brings out the best in those shots. Any advice for someone who is striving for quality like that?

airbutchie
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 21:44
I've been shooting with this almost exclusively lately. These were 7D plus 135L.

Yummy!!! Nice captures and post production work, Maggedy!!!

TheMaggedy
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 21:49
It's not just the Lens, Maggedy. The lighting is superb and your PP brings out the best in those shots. Any advice for someone who is striving for quality like that?

Thanks, Ricardo222! I can't take credit for the lighting. It was simply beautiful tonight and I happened to be there :)

I don't do a lot of post processing, largely because I am no good at it. My 7D is set to contrast + 1 and in camera sharpness of 5. In DPP I cropped and bumped up contrast one more and saturation +1. Then I brought into Photoshop, did a slight curves adjustment on each and sharpened (USM). That was it.

Half the time I feel like throwing the 7D out the window, but I was pretty happy with these.

Ricardo222
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 22:06
Thanks, Ricardo222! I can't take credit for the lighting. It was simply beautiful tonight and I happened to be there :)

I don't do a lot of post processing, largely because I am no good at it. My 7D is set to contrast + 1 and in camera sharpness of 5. In DPP I cropped and bumped up contrast one more and saturation +1. Then I brought into Photoshop, did a slight curves adjustment on each and sharpened (USM). That was it.

Half the time I feel like throwing the 7D out the window, but I was pretty happy with these.

Thanks for that, Maggedy. I will just keep on persisting and learning by example...that's the beauty of POTN.
Interested in your comments on the 7D. Reasons for wanting to biff it sometimes?

freebird
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 00:25
My 135 comes tomorrow from UPS. This is my second lens, I knew I should not have sold my first one. I still get excited to know I will have another one. Its my favorite of all:)

JayStar86
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 00:32
My 135 comes tomorrow from UPS. This is my second lens, I knew I should not have sold my first one. I still get excited to know I will have another one. Its my favorite of all:)

you and me both.... i will be getting the 135L again. But i had to scratch my curiosity itch in the form of the 100L. Oh well now i know which lens is more suitable for me.

Time for the 135L re-acquisition! Soon I hope.

freebird
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 01:07
Cool JayStar.........have fun:)

Rai33
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 03:10
A few more for the 135L archives....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4802133150_a99e13148a_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4716402693_0782b41b5f_z.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/4601285856_07d9700c6b_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4641442942_83265b4a5d_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4779716626_425e79e1bf_z.jpg

JayStar86
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 03:20
^^^^ dude, those are fantastic captures... you caught the essence of the surroundings on those shots perfectly.... first one's my fave though.

Katalyst
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 03:34
I've been shooting with this almost exclusively lately. These were 7D plus 135L.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4819907060_06ce86df0a_b.jpg

Am I the only one that notices this bokeh isn't really L worthy, or it might be me I don't know!?

jdang307
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 03:45
No lens is perfect bokeh at all times. Depends on how far it was stopped down and a few other factors. All lenses can get tripped up.

I think i missed the focus a tiny bit here, but check the bokeh. Some milky, some blotchy. It just depends

http://josephdang.smugmug.com/Travel/New-York-City/NYC-2010-106-of-290/881410198_jFBAr-XL.jpg

SeinUndZeit
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 07:36
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4820916096_4ccf45a80e_z.jpg





http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4820888088_a7e1972d5b_z.jpg

freebird
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 07:55
I wondered about the bokeh on the flower images as well. Images that are globally sharpened instead of local sharpening will show a "not so creamy" bokeh. Not sure if thats the case here or not.

superboy77
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 07:56
Am I the only one that notices this bokeh isn't really L worthy, or it might be me I don't know!?

The EF 135 L has an 8-blade aperture. You get this effect when you stop it down. Wide open though, the bokeh should be round and smooshalicious :)

[Hyuni]
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 09:56
A few more for the 135L archives....

I love all of them! Great photos!

airbutchie
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 11:25
A few more for the 135L archives....

Fantastic captures, Rai... Love the set... DOF, composition, and overall feel of each picture... Thanks for sharing!!! Here's a few from moi...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4820698135_860f57d83a_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4820697795_3ba27d3753_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/4820697795/)


Yours truly... Hehheehheheeeehe...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4820709613_8533f08c32_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/4820709613/)

moedizzle
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 12:32
Just joined the club. Acquired this lens last week and im loving it. One of my first shots taken with it.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4821284866_a33fae3326.jpg

airbutchie
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 12:37
^ Schweet beans... Welcome to the club, Eric... Great 1st shot and contribution!!!

moedizzle
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 12:55
^ Schweet beans... Welcome to the club, Eric... Great 1st shot and contribution!!!

Thanks! Will definitely be contributing as I go.

Brennan.M
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 14:46
Just joined the club. Acquired this lens last week and im loving it. One of my first shots taken with it.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4821284866_a33fae3326.jpg

congrats and great shot, Ill be adding some this weekend. Got mine yesterday :)

Ricardo222
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 15:12
Yours truly... Hehheehheheeeehe...


Stunning shots again, Butchie....these building interiors are fabulous. I like the B&Ws best I think, though the tonal range in the colour shots is terrific as well.

I have been just loading direct to POTN with the prescribed size pix but need to figure out how to go the URL route as the quality is sooo much better....!

zincozinco
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 19:06
Fantastic captures, Rai... Love the set... DOF, composition, and overall feel of each picture... Thanks for sharing!!! Here's a few from moi...



Yours truly... Hehheehheheeeehe...




Amazing the top one!!! get the clone tool out and get rid of the sprinklers and light bulbs.... And im sure you have a different AA filter than i do.... :)
the stance of a truly great :)

Katalyst
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 20:05
The EF 135 L has an 8-blade aperture. You get this effect when you stop it down. Wide open though, the bokeh should be round and smooshalicious :)

Aren't they all!? I just figured because all lenses are round, and the blades only drop in once you stop it down!?

[Hyuni]
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 20:15
katalyst, until you use it, you will not understand why it gives you excellent images.
When I first got my Sigma 50mm, I thought there was so much glass, but this lens is only 72mm, but it is FILLED to the brim with glassy goodness.

You can't compare the bokeh you get from this lens to a lot of other lenses out there

TheMaggedy
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 21:19
Thanks for that, Maggedy. I will just keep on persisting and learning by example...that's the beauty of POTN.
Interested in your comments on the 7D. Reasons for wanting to biff it sometimes?

I have learned SO much in my time here. Hard to believe that less than a year ago, I didn't even *have* a DSLR. Photography was not part of my life at all.

Me and the 7D ... I keep going back and forth about whether I am having focus problems with the camera or if the focus problems are ME. I was also getting some really really noisy images at ISO400 and below - very frustrating. The camera made a trip to Canon, was diagnosed with AF alignment problems, and the focus issues and noise overall are better. I still have some focusing issues with moving subjects. I love photographing dogs and it's frustrating to get duds out of the 7D when I get mostly keepers with the 5D.

I don't know. I have good and bad days with both cameras but when pressed I wouldn't trade either.

Ricardo222
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 22:08
I have learned SO much in my time here. Hard to believe that less than a year ago, I didn't even *have* a DSLR. Photography was not part of my life at all.

Me and the 7D ... I keep going back and forth about whether I am having focus problems with the camera or if the focus problems are ME. I was also getting some really really noisy images at ISO400 and below - very frustrating. The camera made a trip to Canon, was diagnosed with AF alignment problems, and the focus issues and noise overall are better. I still have some focusing issues with moving subjects. I love photographing dogs and it's frustrating to get duds out of the 7D when I get mostly keepers with the 5D.

I don't know. I have good and bad days with both cameras but when pressed I wouldn't trade either.

I share some of your experiences...I'm a recent convert to digital. Did a lot of photography many years ago but gave it away for other things. Now I'm hooked again, well and truly, and am enjoying the learning and the creating.
The pictures I've seen of yours so far say that you have heaps of talent...I'm sure you will have more good days than bad days.
It is frustrating to have unreliable or faulty equipment. I had a 70-200 f4 IS that started making unsharp pics...Canon fixed it but now, like you, I'm working more with primes.
Don't know why but just having to move my butt to get the right framing rather than turn the zoom ring makes me think more about composition! Weird, huh.
Anyway, keep them coming and good luck with that 7D.

JojoM
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 00:02
Cirque De La Mer Show at SeaWorld San Diego.

http://jojom.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v3/p307301440-5.jpg

http://jojom.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p270839594-5.jpg

http://jojom.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p329626637-5.jpg

icebat
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 00:37
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4815887350_2067951257_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4822287475_e950cf02ed_b.jpg

polobreaka
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 01:34
i finally can post in here!

http://www.sonnygphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/OCST-20100718_0335-edit1.jpg

http://www.sonnygphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/OCST-20100718_0311-edit1.jpg

jwcdds
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 01:49
Nice additions, Sonny. *thumbs up*

polobreaka
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 01:59
Thanks Julian!

Katalyst
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 05:49
;10592499']katalyst, until you use it, you will not understand why it gives you excellent images.
When I first got my Sigma 50mm, I thought there was so much glass, but this lens is only 72mm, but it is FILLED to the brim with glassy goodness.

You can't compare the bokeh you get from this lens to a lot of other lenses out there

The images here do look really nice, I'll give you that! I just noticed the bokeh and thought if anyone else noticed too!? Can you either confirm or deny my part that all lenses whould have round bokeh wide open, because of the round design of all(!?) lenses?

wimg
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 08:01
The images here do look really nice, I'll give you that! I just noticed the bokeh and thought if anyone else noticed too!? Can you either confirm or deny my part that all lenses whould have round bokeh wide open, because of the round design of all(!?) lenses?
Actually, no :D.

You'll find that close to the edges of the image, you may see cat eye bokeh, due to the fact that the actual lens barrel limits the light rays.

Of course you can argue that that is round too :D.

Furthermore, with some of the widest aperture lenses with very large rear elements, the mirror box gets in the way, and you may end up with cut-off circles :D. Again, you may argue that this is still round :D.

Kind regards, Wim ;).

captevo
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 08:54
i've been reading this this thread for months... i want it so badly.
might have to pull the trigger on this one before bing is gone for good.
i have sig 30mm 1.4, canon 85mm 1.8. if i get this one, do you think i'll be needing the sig 70-200 2.8?
i audit my photos in LR, with the 70-200, i'm usually in between 85-135
(using 7d)

captevo
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 09:05
I'm TOO weak... failed again... this forum won me over... again and again...
now the wait... I will soon have the honor to post photo to this thread.
The 1st L lense whoot! :)

DL.Photography
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 09:06
Is that a Manfrotto/Bogen 725B? It can hold up that 1D series?

Fantastic captures, Rai... Love the set... DOF, composition, and overall feel of each picture... Thanks for sharing!!! Here's a few from moi...

Yours truly... Hehheehheheeeehe...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4820709613_8533f08c32_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/4820709613/)

Katalyst
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 11:49
Actually, no :D.

You'll find that close to the edges of the image, you may see cat eye bokeh, due to the fact that the actual lens barrel limits the light rays.

Of course you can argue that that is round too :D.

Furthermore, with some of the widest aperture lenses with very large rear elements, the mirror box gets in the way, and you may end up with cut-off circles :D. Again, you may argue that this is still round :D.

Kind regards, Wim ;).

Dank u vriendelijk! ;)

Brennan.M
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 14:37
Been messing around with this lens in the front yard, just some head shots (crop body ftl) but so far it's amazing. At first I was a bit skeptical because it was a solid chunk of change when I could have got a 85mm f/1.8 instead but now all I have to say is "Worth it." Now it's going to be the longest 4 days waiting till I get the 5D so it can take it's final resting place lol.

moedizzle
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 16:41
Been messing around with this lens in the front yard, just some head shots (crop body ftl) but so far it's amazing. At first I was a bit skeptical because it was a solid chunk of change when I could have got a 85mm f/1.8 instead but now all I have to say is "Worth it." Now it's going to be the longest 4 days waiting till I get the 5D so it can take it's final resting place lol.

Im loving it much better than my 85 1.8 on my 5D. I'm actually gonna put my 85 up for sale because I enjoy the 135 a lot more.

JayStar86
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 16:50
Im loving it much better than my 85 1.8 on my 5D. I'm actually gonna put my 85 up for sale because I enjoy the 135 a lot more.

i have to say after owning the 85 1.8 for a couple of days now.... im uncertain about it.... I was going to buy the 135L assuming I would like the 85 1.8... giving me a nice flexible lens setup in the 35L, 85 1.8, 135L.

Since I have owned the 135L before I know its a great lens and i like it. But the fact that im not liking the 85 1.8 has me thinking now.... if i dont buy the 135L and sell the 85 1.8.... i could almost stretch a used 85L II and just leave the 135L for next year some time.


I really wanted to like the 85 1.8.... but im just not sure... the colors, the bokeh... they just seem dull compared to the 35L and 135L... and I need an 85mm lens as i really dig that focal length as its usable indoors and out... the 135L simply gets too long indoors.

any input on my situation from anyone?

TheMaggedy
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 17:00
A few from the Mayfield Park and Preserve, Austin TX.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4824468747_b66cc1bcd0_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4824469541_940d2d9561_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4825082478_a5633f4f69_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4825084438_2cc8289c0b_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4824475053_453b86a505_b.jpg

TheMaggedy
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 17:04
I share some of your experiences...I'm a recent convert to digital. Did a lot of photography many years ago but gave it away for other things. Now I'm hooked again, well and truly, and am enjoying the learning and the creating.
The pictures I've seen of yours so far say that you have heaps of talent...I'm sure you will have more good days than bad days.
It is frustrating to have unreliable or faulty equipment. I had a 70-200 f4 IS that started making unsharp pics...Canon fixed it but now, like you, I'm working more with primes.
Don't know why but just having to move my butt to get the right framing rather than turn the zoom ring makes me think more about composition! Weird, huh.
Anyway, keep them coming and good luck with that 7D.

Ricardo222 - gorgeous! just gorgeous. I love the colors!

MinGrey02Stg2
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 17:46
A few I've taken recently. This lens surprises me every time I use it.

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1836.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1762.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1750.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1717.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1488.jpg

Ricardo222
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 18:13
Ricardo222 - gorgeous! just gorgeous. I love the colors!

Thanks Maggedy...it just keeps surprising, doesn't it!
Those peacocks are pretty amazing too.

wimg
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 18:42
i have to say after owning the 85 1.8 for a couple of days now.... im uncertain about it.... I was going to buy the 135L assuming I would like the 85 1.8... giving me a nice flexible lens setup in the 35L, 85 1.8, 135L.

Since I have owned the 135L before I know its a great lens and i like it. But the fact that im not liking the 85 1.8 has me thinking now.... if i dont buy the 135L and sell the 85 1.8.... i could almost stretch a used 85L II and just leave the 135L for next year some time.


I really wanted to like the 85 1.8.... but im just not sure... the colors, the bokeh... they just seem dull compared to the 35L and 135L... and I need an 85mm lens as i really dig that focal length as its usable indoors and out... the 135L simply gets too long indoors.

any input on my situation from anyone?
I couldn't like the 85 F/1.8 either, and I owned 3. Now, the 85L is a different animal alltogether, no, call it a beast rather than an animal :D. No comparison, whatever anybody says, IMO anyway.

If you need a fast AF 85, yes, the 85 F/1.8 is a good lens. For anything else, and that includes being able to anticipate the moments of fast(er) movements, and hence being able to prefocus, the 85L cant really be beat.

Considering you have 3 APS-C bodies and 1 FF body (well, I looked at your gear list deliberately before answering your question :D), I think you could do without a 135L for some time, as the 85L will give you the same AoV on APS-C as the 135L on FF, plus, you can still use it on the 5D II as a 85 mm lens with FF AoV. Best of both worlds. Personally, I really liked using the 85L on APS-C, when I still had the 40D and 400D. And funnily enough, now with the 1D Mk III, I use it a lot more again as well, while I did less so on the 5D Mk II, where I use the 135L more often.

HTH, kind regards, Wim

TheMaggedy
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 18:44
A few I've taken recently. This lens surprises me every time I use it.

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1836.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1762.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1750.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1717.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/MinGrey02Stg2/135L/IMG_1488.jpg

Love these, especially the tutu! The colors are amazing. Did you do much in post to enhance?

MinGrey02Stg2
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 18:51
Love these, especially the tutu! The colors are amazing. Did you do much in post to enhance?

I used onOne's Plug-in Suite 5... "Portrait Enhance > Color Boost Portrait" that's all. Then I would usually tone down the reds a little. The color straight out of the camera was amazing to begin with though.

JayStar86
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 19:15
I couldn't like the 85 F/1.8 either, and I owned 3. Now, the 85L is a different animal alltogether, no, call it a beast rather than an animal :D. No comparison, whatever anybody says, IMO anyway.

If you need a fast AF 85, yes, the 85 F/1.8 is a good lens. For anything else, and that includes being able to anticipate the moments of fast(er) movements, and hence being able to prefocus, the 85L cant really be beat.

Considering you have 3 APS-C bodies and 1 FF body (well, I looked at your gear list deliberately before answering your question :D), I think you could do without a 135L for some time, as the 85L will give you the same AoV on APS-C as the 135L on FF, plus, you can still use it on the 5D II as a 85 mm lens with FF AoV. Best of both worlds. Personally, I really liked using the 85L on APS-C, when I still had the 40D and 400D. And funnily enough, now with the 1D Mk III, I use it a lot more again as well, while I did less so on the 5D Mk II, where I use the 135L more often.

HTH, kind regards, Wim


thanks for the reply. Only one problem... that gear you were looking at was "previously owned gear" lol.

I only have one camera and its a FF... in the form of a 5D.

So having Aov of 135mm on crop is out of the question with a 85mm.

So... watcha think now, lol.... its either live with the 85 1.8 and get the 135L OR sell the 85 1.8 and not get the 135L (for a long time i might add) to fund a 85L II.

DL.Photography
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 20:13
Are you liking the 85mm focal length? if you do but you're just not satisfied w/ the colors/bokeh, spring for the 85L. I'm sure all of the 85L-overs here on the forum rave about it for a reason.

Didn't you say you weren't too crazy about the 135 FOV when you switched up to a 100L? (if so, you should get the 85L)

thanks for the reply. Only one problem... that gear you were looking at was "previously owned gear" lol.

I only have one camera and its a FF... in the form of a 5D.

So having Aov of 135mm on crop is out of the question with a 85mm.

So... watcha think now, lol.... its either live with the 85 1.8 and get the 135L OR sell the 85 1.8 and not get the 135L (for a long time i might add) to fund a 85L II.

JayStar86
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 20:48
Are you liking the 85mm focal length? if you do but you're just not satisfied w/ the colors/bokeh, spring for the 85L. I'm sure all of the 85L-overs here on the forum rave about it for a reason.

Didn't you say you weren't too crazy about the 135 FOV when you switched up to a 100L? (if so, you should get the 85L)

yah i wasn't too crazy about it because for me it was a strictly an outdoor lens... which i want as well, lol, something with reach for outdoors is nice as well.

However, I find 85mm is more versatile in the sense that I can use it indoors as well as outdoors.

The only thing holding me back from the 85L II is price... i mean its a good chunk of change.... I almost dont have the heart to do it, lol. Also, buying the 85L II means no 135L for a long time.

Markitos
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 23:42
any input on my situation from anyone?

There was a used 85L mkI at my local shop so I went to try it out and ended up walking out with a f/1.8 instead. The 85L's look is great, but it's a huge, heavy, awkward lens. The electronic focus is weird, the lens is big and heavy (by prime standards), and at least on the MkI, the AF is noticeably slow. OTOH, it IS f/1.2. But seeing as how I have the 135L and it gets a lot of use, I just couldn't justify the extra money for the 85L as well.

That being said, I'm not sold on the 85 f/1.8... I haven't really put it through it's paces, but it may serve the same basic function as the 135L for me... if push comes to shove, it'll be the 85 that goes and the 135 that stays.

Brennan.M
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 00:30
My turn finally! Just a slight sharpen, cloning and some curves adjustments. I'm in love.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4826056838_e82f385593_b.jpg

TheMaggedy
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 00:36
My turn finally! Just a slight sharpen, cloning and some curves adjustments. I'm in love.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4826056838_e82f385593_b.jpg

Very nice. 5DC plus 135L = beautiful beautiful things.

JayStar86
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 04:15
nice shot brennan.... those are some sick wheels... what kind? A4 or A5... i assume A4?

Ricardo222
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 04:47
Evening tree

dollei
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 05:18
Baby Noah:

1
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4826521846_e44ce633ff_z.jpg

2
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4825913097_1d42dc4a39_z.jpg

3 Still disappointed in myself for cutting off part of her foot. But I was shaking the toy with my left hand, while trying to focus/compose with my right hand and take the shot right when Noah looks over :(
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4826521764_4572f364ec_z.jpg

4
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4825913015_5f1424ba72_z.jpg

5
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4825912965_580c3c977e_z.jpg

6
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4825912927_e8f94c9469_z.jpg

sagray
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 08:45
Candid of a random bar fly.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/946620365_mavqw-XL.jpg

Brennan.M
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 11:36
nice shot brennan.... those are some sick wheels... what kind? A4 or A5... i assume A4?

dumped s5 on stasis wheels

lankforddl
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 12:17
I've been watching this post for ages now and I am just floored by how great the lens is, how amazing the photos are, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Thanks for sharing.

MaGeKo
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 12:24
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_tmI0KH67vtc/TExx2e7qhjI/AAAAAAAAAIs/mudgb83TQu4/_MG_0161LR3.jpg

airbutchie
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 12:44
Is that a Manfrotto/Bogen 725B? It can hold up that 1D series?

Hey Dan.. It's actually the 715B model... And yes, it can hold my 1D-series just fine... Although I wouldn't use is on heavier glass (i.e. 70-200 2.8L IS), it can easily hold up a 16-35 2.8L, 35L, 50L, 85L, or 135L with no issues... Thanks for asking...

And Maggedy... Love the peacock shots... Reminds me of this shot I took with the 135L:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/3334388362_7bb696a6e2_b.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/3334388362/)

- airbutchie :D

Brennan.M
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 12:45
^^^wow

Brennan.M
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 12:46
Very nice. 5DC plus 135L = beautiful beautiful things.

this is actually on the borrowed 30D, 5D images will come Wednesday

DL.Photography
25th of July 2010 (Sun), 21:30
Simply stunning Butch!

Hey Dan.. It's actually the 715B model... And yes, it can hold my 1D-series just fine... Although I wouldn't use is on heavier glass (i.e. 70-200 2.8L IS), it can easily hold up a 16-35 2.8L, 35L, 50L, 85L, or 135L with no issues... Thanks for asking...

And Maggedy... Love the peacock shots... Reminds me of this shot I took with the 135L:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/3334388362_7bb696a6e2_b.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/3334388362/)

- airbutchie :D

MikeDotePhoto
26th of July 2010 (Mon), 02:13
1.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4829891626_95bb6b287b_b.jpg

2.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4830037664_6daf8ea359_b.jpg

abigegg
26th of July 2010 (Mon), 17:21
Got my lens a week ago today, and had the chance to take it to the local zoo at the weekend...

[Hyuni]
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 10:23
Went to the Botanical Gardens with an old flame.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/4833090819_0bb1d1ab72_b.jpg

I asked for her number when she was our waitress at a local restaurant.
She's so toxic for me, but I can't help but fall for it again & again... :(

I didn't bring my strobe gear and shot in harsh mid day light. Not very flattering.
As always, the rest are in my flickr.

-g-
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 10:28
http://www.geno.ca/Weddings/NicoleBrandon/IMG9818-Edit/944706883_hy2cz-L.jpg

http://www.geno.ca/Weddings/NicoleBrandon/IMG9829/944707106_7meZk-L.jpg

Katalyst
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 10:55
;10611333']Went to the Botanical Gardens with an old flame.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/4833090819_0bb1d1ab72_b.jpg

I asked for her number when she was our waitress at a local restaurant.
She's so toxic for me, but I can't help but fall for it again & again... :(

I didn't bring my strobe gear and shot in harsh mid day light. Not very flattering.
As always, the rest are in my flickr.

I can see why, nice shot and nice subject you got there!

sleeper
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 11:28
Great images here, I can't stop coming back to this thread. Finally able to convince my wife that I NEED this lens for our son. Should be here in a few days!

tpatana
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 13:31
w/ 2x extender, 1/100, F8, handheld:
Slight PP, slight crop
http://www.patana.fi/temp/Beetemp/IMG_5936x2.jpg

100% crop:

http://www.patana.fi/temp/Beetemp/IMG_5936x3.jpg

Full size non-cropped (huge, slow load):
http://www.patana.fi/temp/Beetemp/Edit/IMG_5936.jpg

Actually I wonder if exif is mistaken for some reason, can't believe I could have handheld that 1/100 with extender on crop-body (= ~430mm), and still get it that sharp...

gonzogolf
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 14:11
So it just arrived and I ran out over lunch hour to play with the smoosh. Not sure about the edit, using an unfamiliar editor on the mac at work.



http://kevin-jones.smugmug.com/Other/General/Flower1/949570039_poPfL-L.jpg

-g-
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 17:47
So it just arrived and I ran out over lunch hour to play with the smoosh. Not sure about the edit, using an unfamiliar editor on the mac at work.

Very ingardish. :)

Staszek
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 17:55
Hey Dan.. It's actually the 715B model... And yes, it can hold my 1D-series just fine... Although I wouldn't use is on heavier glass (i.e. 70-200 2.8L IS), it can easily hold up a 16-35 2.8L, 35L, 50L, 85L, or 135L with no issues... Thanks for asking...

And Maggedy... Love the peacock shots... Reminds me of this shot I took with the 135L:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/3334388362_7bb696a6e2_b.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/3334388362/)

- airbutchie :D

Wow. That's an epic shot!

Beach_Bum
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 18:43
Wow. That's an epic shot!

Wow is right!

[Hyuni]
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 21:29
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4836384824_be8b20f3b3_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/4835764607_38c063e491_b.jpg

Yusef
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 21:45
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/4836489778_951b749742_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4836561096_d47939bb74_b.jpg

hawking_0103
27th of July 2010 (Tue), 21:49
Hyuni, nice shot you got there :D

Methodical
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 08:51
Do they have oxygen tanks in their backpacks?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/4836489778_951b749742_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4836561096_d47939bb74_b.jpg

-g-
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 08:59
Do they have oxygen tanks in their backpacks?

I'd guess hydration.

Katalyst
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 13:07
Americans make me laugh from time to time! :lol:

Yusef
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 13:16
I'd guess hydration.

Actually they're thermo-conserving non conductive water dispersion ... bah who am I kidding. Yea they're hydro packs.

http://www.google.com/products?q=hydro+pack&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=-HNQTOCOPIL48Aa3-YygAQ&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CF0QrQQwAg

Cap0ne
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 16:24
Maya again :)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/4839013964_fa11353e94_b.jpg

mfoto.ca
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 16:30
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Els
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 22:05
I just ordered my 5DII and 135L and I am so excited!! The parcel should arrive by Monday at the latest, I can't wait!!

I'm upgrading from a 40D and I hope the new full-frame camera and 135 lens will fulfill all my expectations.

I will post some pics soon....

jwcdds
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 22:32
Congrats. Indeed it will. 135 on FF is stunning.

TooManyShots
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 22:43
I'd guess hydration.


They are oxygen tanks. They are riding in high altitude area.... :)

TooManyShots
28th of July 2010 (Wed), 22:44
http://mfoto.smugmug.com/Cameras-Lenses/Canon-EF-135-2L/Canon-EF-135-2L/IMG3592/645445535_KH9up-X2-1.jpg


That looks like a piece of a cake.....:)

yogestee
29th of July 2010 (Thu), 00:01
I just ordered my 5DII and 135L and I am so excited!! The parcel should arrive by Monday at the latest, I can't wait!!

I'm upgrading from a 40D and I hope the new full-frame camera and 135 lens will fulfill all my expectations.

I will post some pics soon....

Els,, I can understand your excitement.. After I ordered my 135L I was counting down the sleeps until it arrived (about 7 working days out of Hong Kong).. I've only been this excited once before after buying a lens, a Nikkor AI-S 300mm f/2.8 IF ED all those years ago..

BTW,, the 135L will work great with your 40:D

yogestee
29th of July 2010 (Thu), 00:03
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Very pretty model Hyuni;)