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Jan 08, 2017 15:54 |  #2821

ErgoSpacePig wrote in post #18237569 (external link)
yes the 135L cannot match the contrast but don't forget it is a 20 year old lens, time for canon to upgrade it with new glass!!

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All true. I didn't actually realize the 135L was so old. I knew it's been around for a long time. But my guess would've been closer to 10-15 years. Certainly not 20.


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Jan 08, 2017 15:58 |  #2822

OoDee wrote in post #18237910 (external link)
All true. I didn't actually realize the 135L was so old. I knew it's been around for a long time. But my guess would've been closer to 10-15 years. Certainly not 20.

And still a tool that can be used to make amazing images ... as the photographs in this thread (including your own) demonstrate very clearly.


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Jan 08, 2017 18:36 |  #2823

OoDee wrote in post #18237438 (external link)
Ok. Here's what I was trying to ask in the first place: Does anyone else here think that the 135L renders colors and contrast a little flat, compared to some other lenses (e.g. the Sigma 35A)? I'm neither saying nor expecting that every different lens should somehow render exactly similar results (obviously not). But I was just wondering whether anyone else has the same perception about the 135L, given that its optical quality is generally thought of as top notch. I could argue that the 135L, while optically awesome, is not quite as good as some of the newer lenses. But the difference is negligible to the point that it might as well be in my head. That is why I'm curious to hear if anyone else has made similar or differing observations.

I did a little testing. Here's comparison between the 135L and Sigma 35Art (cropped to match 135 frame). Both were shot on manual focus, f/5.6, 1/10sec (on a tripod), ISO 80, flash fired. Turns out that at least in these circumstances the difference is not as big as I had it built up in my head. But to it does seem that Sigma is slightly brighter and perhaps just bit more contrasty.

Sigma on the left, 135L on the right. Shot with Sony A7rii (uncompressed RAW).

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appreciate the post

as a former 135 owner and A7Rii owner, don't take this the wrong way, something seems wrongs with the 135 image

given the 35 is cropped, the 135 should have far more pixels on target and nothing seems sharp

i have taken 1/20 SS handheld pictures with the 135 on the A7Rii which when zoomed in as close as possible in camera are tack sharp - which none of yours seem to be


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Jan 08, 2017 19:42 |  #2824

OoDee wrote in post #18237910 (external link)
All true. I didn't actually realize the 135L was so old. I knew it's been around for a long time. But my guess would've been closer to 10-15 years. Certainly not 20.

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Jan 08, 2017 20:35 |  #2825

I love the way this lens renders...nothing else in my bag produces what this lens does...so...mo photos...

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Jan 09, 2017 02:28 |  #2826

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Jan 09, 2017 05:21 |  #2827

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Jan 09, 2017 18:11 |  #2828

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Jan 11, 2017 14:53 |  #2829

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Intheswamp
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Jan 11, 2017 14:59 |  #2830

Nice shot, but looks like she has a tear on her left cheek...???


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Jan 11, 2017 15:00 as a reply to Intheswamp's post |  #2831

lol, that's melted snow. I thought about editing it off her face but decided to keep it


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Jan 11, 2017 15:19 |  #2832

:love: it!


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Jan 11, 2017 15:19 |  #2833

I figured it might've been so cold it made her eyes start watering...we don't get snow like that down here. Melted snow makes sense. A beautiful shot!


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Jan 11, 2017 15:25 |  #2834

Intheswamp wrote in post #18241262 (external link)
I figured it might've been so cold it made her eyes start watering...we don't get snow like that down here. Melted snow makes sense. A beautiful shot!

haha we were actually in the middle of shoveling(we just got a LOT of snow yesterday) and I had an itch to stop and snap some photos


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Jan 11, 2017 15:27 |  #2835

PExpo wrote in post #18241274 (external link)
haha we were actually in the middle of shoveling(we just got a LOT of snow yesterday) and I had an itch to stop and snap some photos

I agree on leaving the "teardrop". I recommend anybody to go look at the image on Flickr and zoom in. Matter of fact, a zoomed in version of the photo might look good. Great detail.

ETA: And btw, you've got a beautiful model there!


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