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Back with 135 f/2L again

 
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Sep 24, 2010 21:45 |  #1

I had Canon, and 135 f/2...and went over to the dark side, but came back to Canon.

Anyway, I got another 135 f/2L and took a few test shots yesterday. Nothing special, or worth posting, but the level of detail and sharpness even view at 100% ....is stunning.

No wonder folks rave about this lens. I'd forgotten how good it is.

Anyone else here use this lens on a regular basis?


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Sep 25, 2010 00:07 |  #2

I just bought one from the sell forum here, it will be here next Thursday, I can not wait.


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Sep 25, 2010 00:27 |  #3

it's an alright lens. It has a distinct cinematic look at f2.0 because of it's crazy vignette.


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Sep 25, 2010 02:46 |  #4

I agree the 135l is a nice chunk of glass. Couldn't be happier with it.


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Sep 25, 2010 03:17 as a reply to  @ FourStrings's post |  #5

Very very good at f/2, and stunning at f/2.8 but the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II is almost as good at f/2.8 so I sold mine. DOF control is nice at f/2 and makes for some special shots.


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Sep 25, 2010 03:28 |  #6

I love this lens to bits.

Scarily amazing at f2!

I did check out the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, it's just about as sharp as the 135L at f2.8. Canon did really well with the new 70-200.




  
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Sep 25, 2010 03:38 |  #7

I traded away my 24-105L for this lens just about 3weeks ago. I have mixed feelings. Maybe I was expecting too much? I shoot with a t2i and the images I get with my 85 1.8 seems to be nicer. Maybe I just need to keep working in it and the lens will grow on me. Is there sorta a learning curve with this lens?



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Sep 25, 2010 07:06 as a reply to  @ guyzer09's post |  #8

One of the nicest lenses I've owned/used in over 30 years in photography..


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Sep 25, 2010 07:13 |  #9

It's an awesome lens, but a little long for my taste so it's not used often. But every ime I try to put it up for sale, I can't do it. Maybe I'll pull it out this weekend and play.


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Sep 25, 2010 07:13 |  #10

The 135L is in a class by itself. Stupid sharp is a good analogy and amazing bokeh. I just traded mine off to another lucky owner. As noted by others I upgraded to the 70-200 2.8 IS II that is almost as sharp as the 135 at 135mm and 2.8 on both but the 135 still edges by it. I couldnt justify keeping both and for those narrow DOF shots that I want to be wicked sharp I rely on my 200 2.0L which blows any other canon lens out of the water in terms of Stupid sharp and bokeh, with its attached price tag it better do something!
You wont find any better chunk of glass in this price range!




  
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Sep 25, 2010 10:24 |  #11

I spent a few days with both the 135L and 85/1.8 and ended up buying the latter because of the FL. No doubt the former is the better piece of glass though.


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Sep 25, 2010 10:39 as a reply to  @ SchnellerGT's post |  #12

135 is great glass at an even greater price point, my first canon lens after i got my camera body actually :lol: very sharp even wide open.


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Sep 25, 2010 12:41 |  #13

Marloon wrote in post #10974310 (external link)
it's an alright lens. It has a distinct cinematic look at f2.0 because of it's crazy vignette.

Alright is a huge understatement.

I'm beginning to miss mine and will undeniably get another one sometime soon, the AF speed, colors, saturation, sharpness and cheap cost makes it one of the best Canon prime ever made.




  
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Sep 25, 2010 13:58 |  #14

Justin_Thyme wrote in post #10975120 (external link)
The 135L is in a class by itself. Stupid sharp is a good analogy and amazing bokeh. I just traded mine off to another lucky owner. As noted by others I upgraded to the 70-200 2.8 IS II that is almost as sharp as the 135 at 135mm and 2.8 on both but the 135 still edges by it. I couldnt justify keeping both and for those narrow DOF shots that I want to be wicked sharp I rely on my 200 2.0L which blows any other canon lens out of the water in terms of Stupid sharp and bokeh, with its attached price tag it better do something!
You wont find any better chunk of glass in this price range!

Yeah, Love the 70-200 MK2. I think that will push me over the edge to sell the 135L. We'll see how much I miss it.


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Sep 25, 2010 19:59 |  #15

bkdc wrote in post #10974745 (external link)
Very very good at f/2, and stunning at f/2.8 but the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II is almost as good at f/2.8 so I sold mine. DOF control is nice at f/2 and makes for some special shots.

Are you kidding me. Don't tell me that!! LOL

ChristopherChen wrote in post #10974754 (external link)
I love this lens to bits.

Scarily amazing at f2!

I did check out the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, it's just about as sharp as the 135L at f2.8. Canon did really well with the new 70-200.

Don't jive me man!!


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