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

 
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Sep 13, 2015 23:25 |  #16

Thanks for the comments all.
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Sep 15, 2015 13:03 |  #17

Thanks for the review but the million dollar question is, what camera was used for these pics?


Canon EOS 6D EOS 5D | Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 EF 85mm f/1.8 USM EF 70-200mm f/4L USM EF 135mm f/2L USM

  
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Sep 15, 2015 15:15 as a reply to  @ dexter75's post |  #18

Thanks...

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Sep 27, 2015 16:12 |  #19

One of the True Best review about the legendary Canon EF 135 mm f/2 L.
Thanks for sharing bw!


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Sep 27, 2015 21:32 |  #20

PoEarth wrote in post #17723829 (external link)
One of the True Best review about the legendary Canon EF 135 mm f/2 L.
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Many thanks! Glad you enjoyed the review.

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Nov 01, 2015 11:50 |  #21

I've used mine for indoor sports (Basketball) and it focuses fast and images always give the Wow factor. Great lens for indoor sports as well as portraits.


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Nov 09, 2015 00:08 |  #22

Methodical wrote in post #17768122 (external link)
I've used mine for indoor sports (Basketball) and it focuses fast and images always give the Wow factor. Great lens for indoor sports as well as portraits.

Everyone should have this lens in their bag.. great glass!

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Dec 13, 2015 21:19 |  #23

Awesome review. I recently bought 70-200mm 2.8 non is for my portraits. Kinda feel like I bought the wrong lens.

Is there a reason why you also sharpen in Photoshop on top of your light room sharpen?


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Dec 14, 2015 10:45 as a reply to  @ Jun1or's post |  #24

Many thanks, glad you enjoyed the review. The 70-200 is a great lens. It all depends on your shooting style and needs. I find I'm more creative with a fixed lens. It makes me move around and see things at different angles I might not have when using a zoom. Although, I do enjoy a good zoom lens as well. :)

Sharpening... very subjective... crazy subject. I just like to do a global sharpening pass in LR... then in PS I tend to sharpening the eyes individually with the sharpening tool set to 6-8% and make several passes when needed. I try to keep in mind that I can push the sharpness to the point just shy of producing halos. This for me... keeps the images looking very sharp when printed.. as you lose a little sharpness with the print process/paper.

Just some things I do... everyone has their own methods. :)

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Feb 07, 2016 20:43 as a reply to  @ Hatch1921's post |  #25

Great review!..thanks. Just picked up this lens. Found out shooting in shutter priority at 1/250 or higher is the only way I've gotten very sharp pictures. Like most people learning to use this lens, it's easy to forget the focal length and shoot at a slower shutter speed.




  
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Feb 14, 2016 14:52 as a reply to  @ iwo's post |  #26

LOL, happens to me too! Glad you have this beautiful glass!


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Feb 14, 2016 17:43 |  #27

Congrats on the lens :) I agree... need to keep the shutter speeds up for sure. Wouldn't it be great if Canon comes out with a 135L IS? Could be a huge hit...

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Feb 15, 2016 21:06 |  #28

my 100 f/2.8 is used to stay on my camera but this lens gets the most time usually. lately i've been using my 200 f/2.8 ii just because i got it the same time i got the 135 and pretty much ignored it. the 135 is a good length for me walking around the farm. the f/2 let's me go from fields to the woods without worrying about a flash.
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Feb 25, 2016 12:37 |  #29

breakingmybankaccount wrote in post #17899917 (external link)
my 100 f/2.8 is used to stay on my camera but this lens gets the most time usually. lately i've been using my 200 f/2.8 ii just because i got it the same time i got the 135 and pretty much ignored it. the 135 is a good length for me walking around the farm. the f/2 let's me go from fields to the woods without worrying about a flash.
great review.

Many thanks. It is a stellar lens and the price point isn't all that be either.

Glad you enjoyed the review and thank you for the comments.
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Apr 05, 2016 00:19 |  #30

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




  
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