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Doesn't seem to be much love for the Canon EF 100 f2 Lens

 
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Mar 22, 2017 01:07 |  #46

I owned the 100f2. I liked it but it flared wildly when shooting sunset portraits, losing a ton of contrast and showing any dust that was on the front element in the flare. I didn't like it at all. With the 135L my angle of view is narrower so I can get away with pointing the camera a touch closer to being in line with the sun when I wanted to use the sun as a rim light.

I may be an odd man out on this one, but I actually like the 100mm FL for portraits. A lot of the times the 135L is too far away to be directing couples who are awkward in front of the camera. Having to walk back up to them repeatedly to tell them not to move out of the pose after every shutter click(they can see my flash fire, thinking they can stop holding each other) because we're going to be building on the pose to get different looks . If the location is noisy, the extra 2' closer helps, allowing me to not have to yell. In a perfect world I'd have the compression of a 200mm lens at the working distance of an 85mm lens.

I will most likely trade my 135L for a 70-200 f4IS(for headshots which I shoot at f8 and to have a 200mm in my bag) and buy a new 85mm, just not sure which brand.

Though the lens I regret selling the most is the 100L macro. I miss that lens a lot.


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Mar 23, 2017 13:00 |  #47

100mm is pretty sweet on an old 1.3x 1D :)


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Mar 23, 2017 13:06 |  #48

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18308772 (external link)
100mm is pretty sweet on an old 1.3x 1D :)

That's funny you say, Because I actually liked the 85f1.8 on my old 1D3. We've got 16x16 prints of that combo on our wall from 3 or so years ago.


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Mar 23, 2017 13:10 |  #49

ma11rats wrote in post #18308781 (external link)
That's funny you say, Because I actually liked the 85f1.8 on my old 1D3. We've got 16x16 prints of that combo on our wall from 3 or so years ago.

well, that's a 100mm F.O.V. ;)


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Mar 25, 2017 05:06 |  #50

❤ the 100mm f/2, works extremely well on 7D2 for tight portraiture or bodyscape type of views in the studio. I also have the 135mm f/2L, but find that it's too heavy and offers too tight of a view for moderate working distances with people, on a 7D2 camera. I liked the 100mm f/2 so well, I decided to add the 85mm f/1.8 as well, to allow a slightly wider view than the 100mm. I consider them "the twins," :lol:. Optically, these are fantastic lenses at moderate price, never have caused me any grief.


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