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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM, reviewed by Hatch1921

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Apr 05, 2016 07:46 |  #31

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This by far my fave lens, I dont get to use it much but always please when there is a chance to use it.


One of the best in the Canon lineup. :)

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Apr 07, 2016 16:33 |  #32

Good read! Thanks! This would be great addition to my 35mm & 85mm. I mostly shoot weddings and the focal lenght would be a killer for candids.


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Apr 08, 2016 10:19 |  #33

jovi- wrote in post #17963960 (external link)
Good read! Thanks! This would be great addition to my 35mm & 85mm. I mostly shoot weddings and the focal lenght would be a killer for candids.

It's a great lens... rent one and see if the focal length works for your shooting style. It's fun to shoot... and the results can be stunning.

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May 23, 2016 01:23 |  #34

love the 135!


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May 23, 2016 06:35 as a reply to LucasCK's post |  #35

It a very nice lens... no doubt. :)

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May 27, 2016 20:32 |  #36

I had the 135 and just picked up the 200L F2... So far the 135 I think is a much more versatile lens. Good review... now I'm looking to pick up another one :)


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May 27, 2016 23:59 |  #37

Talley wrote in post #18021284 (external link)
I had the 135 and just picked up the 200L F2... So far the 135 I think is a much more versatile lens. Good review... now I'm looking to pick up another one :)


This is quite the endorsement. :) I've wanted to shoot the 200L F/2 for some time now. I can see where the size of it might be a little bit of a hassle... however... from what I've seen the optics are stunning. The 135L is no slouch ... great chunk of glass for sure. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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Jun 01, 2016 15:31 |  #38

Question for you 135L users: I've had my 135L for a few years now, and just recently it seems like I've noticed that it feels like something moves around inside the lens. If I have the lens mounted to a camera, and tilt it up and down it feels like something is sliding around. It doesn't seems to affect the images at all, but does anyone else have the same thing happening with theirs?


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Jul 20, 2016 13:30 |  #39

Hey Steve. I can't say that I have noticed anything like that with my 135L. Might be worth sending it off to Canon to have them inspect it?

To the OP, great shots and a great review. Thanks for sharing!




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Aug 12, 2016 08:16 |  #40

steve126a wrote in post #18026162 (external link)
Question for you 135L users: I've had my 135L for a few years now, and just recently it seems like I've noticed that it feels like something moves around inside the lens. If I have the lens mounted to a camera, and tilt it up and down it feels like something is sliding around. It doesn't seems to affect the images at all, but does anyone else have the same thing happening with theirs?


No issues... hop your get it resolved.

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Aug 12, 2016 08:16 |  #41

PryorJohn wrote in post #18072656 (external link)
Hey Steve. I can't say that I have noticed anything like that with my 135L. Might be worth sending it off to Canon to have them inspect it?

To the OP, great shots and a great review. Thanks for sharing!


Many thanks :)

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