Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
Thread started 16 Oct 2005 (Sunday) 19:46
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

 
this thread is locked
DigiNon
Senior Member
Avatar
885 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Tampa
     
Mar 15, 2011 19:40 |  #6361

wannabegood wrote in post #12027583 (external link)
nicely done, on all occasions. How is it that the 135 f2 seems to be able to keep your subject...all of your subject...in focus while eliminating the background? Most fast lenses used wide open have a comparatively narrow band of focus that shows fairly clearly on a face. I've seen so many shots in this thread that seemed as though the subject was highlighted for the camera then the rest was blown away. Amazing! I took some engagement pics last night with the 5D2 and 70-200 2.8IS at f4 or 4.5 and while the background had a very pleasant bokeh (bg was fairly distant as well) the couple clearly showed where the band of focus was. Either/or was in focus but not both, even squarely facing them or very nearly so.

I believe standing further away from the subject creates a wider area of focus on the subject. Usually some of the photos are cropped a bit closer to the subject so it seems like the camera was closer to them when the picture was taken.

This is what I can think of from what I've read about how bokeh works. Someone correct me if I'm wrong!


l Mario l AE-1P l EOS 5 l 5Dc l 5DII l 17-40L l 35L l 50 1.4 l 100L l 70-200L II l

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
reprazent
Goldmember
Avatar
1,045 posts
Likes: 13
Joined Jan 2009
     
Mar 15, 2011 19:54 |  #6362

M.shalaby: fantastic stuff!


gearlist | flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
digital_AM
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
8,179 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 15491
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Denver
     
Mar 15, 2011 20:01 |  #6363

Awesome portraits M. Shalaby!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
guyverias
Member
Avatar
203 posts
Joined May 2010
     
Mar 15, 2011 23:04 |  #6364

m.shalaby you make me wanna.... :D




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TeeBoi
Member
149 posts
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Mlilani, Hawaii
     
Mar 15, 2011 23:40 |  #6365

Nice stranger series!

-tyler


5DII
17-40L | 24-70L | 70-200 2.8L IS
24L II | 50L | 85L II
580EX II | Kenko Extension Tubes

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dandan1
Goldmember
1,223 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
     
Mar 15, 2011 23:58 |  #6366

I really need to get my hands on one of these lenses, again.


ISOlution|Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bendel
Senior Member
Avatar
323 posts
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Wisconsin
     
Mar 16, 2011 00:17 |  #6367

Looking at this thread and my wallet at the same time is making me quite depressed. Thanks a lot guys...


Brandon
Canon 5D, 24-105 F4L, 70-200 F4L, 85 F1.8, 430EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tbui57
Hatchling
9 posts
Joined Jan 2011
     
Mar 16, 2011 05:08 |  #6368

May I ask the people already have the EF 70-200mm, is there any reason to own both the 135mm and 70-200mm ? I love primes but also heard the 70-200mm can take pictures as good as the prime. Is this true ? Thanks a bunch.

Bendel wrote in post #12029111 (external link)
Looking at this thread and my wallet at the same time is making me quite depressed. Thanks a lot guys...




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mananetwork
POTN SMWYG Photographer of the Year 2010
Avatar
353 posts
Joined Mar 2005
Location: British Columbia
     
Mar 16, 2011 05:40 |  #6369

m.shalaby, nice work! I love the concept


Tomasz Wagner | Mananetwork
Portfolio (external link) | Blog (external link) | Twitter (external link) | Le Fan? (external link) | Flickr (external link) | Tumblr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mananetwork
POTN SMWYG Photographer of the Year 2010
Avatar
353 posts
Joined Mar 2005
Location: British Columbia
     
Mar 16, 2011 05:41 |  #6370

Two shots from this weekend.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO

Tomasz Wagner | Mananetwork
Portfolio (external link) | Blog (external link) | Twitter (external link) | Le Fan? (external link) | Flickr (external link) | Tumblr (external link) | 500px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Brennan.M
Goldmember
Avatar
2,599 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Cookeville, TN
     
Mar 16, 2011 07:39 |  #6371

love me some G35 action. Are those Rotas on the Sti? They look like it


www.qualityimagesupply​.com (external link)
Leica M3 | Mamiya 7 | Fuji X-Pro1

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
29,692 posts
Gallery: 132 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 4536
Joined Dec 2006
     
Mar 16, 2011 10:27 |  #6372

tbui57 wrote in post #12029792 (external link)
May I ask the people already have the EF 70-200mm, is there any reason to own both the 135mm and 70-200mm ? I love primes but also heard the 70-200mm can take pictures as good as the prime. Is this true ? Thanks a bunch.

Which of the 5 versions of the 70-200L are you asking about? Only the MKII 2.8 is a challenge to the 135L in sharpness, speed, and bokeh.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
airbutchie
Not too crunchy
Avatar
13,021 posts
Gallery: 319 photos
Best ofs: 5
Likes: 6131
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Monrovia, CA
     
Mar 16, 2011 10:41 |  #6373

OH MY!!! Love that 1st one, Tomasz!!! LOVE IT!!!

bw!


Hi. My name is Butch...
Complete Gear List | Flickr Vault (external link) | Instagram (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mitch.A
Goldmember
Avatar
1,476 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2010
Location: Montreal
     
Mar 16, 2011 11:38 |  #6374

M.Shalaby , i agree , that's an amazing project , Respect :) !


Facebook (external link) / Flickr (external link) / 5 (external link)∞px (external link) / Behance (external link) / Tumblr (external link)
550D - Σ 17-50 OS - 85 f/1.8

Feel free to critique
HARSHLY !

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
moedizzle
Goldmember
Avatar
1,339 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jul 2008
Location: City of Angels, CA
     
Mar 16, 2011 12:15 as a reply to  @ Mitch.A's post |  #6375

Mana- That STI shot is awesome. Don't see too many of those done up nicely.


www.ericvargas.net (external link)

Blog (external link)| Facebook (external link)| Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,493,724 views & 31 likes for this thread
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Guashumerda
800 guests, 197 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.