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135L or 90TS?

 
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May 24, 2011 13:03 |  #31

I'm tossing around the idea of a focusing screen viewfinder mirror replacement majigger, but even without there's always liveview and focusing by eye in the viewfinder (not terribly accurate, but not terrible either). I only really mind manual for fast-paced things, but that's what the 85 is for.

As far as whether 135 is an appropriate focal length for me, my 85 got quite a bit of use on my 7D (especially when shooting shows from the audience) so that doesn't worry me too much.

I think I have a much better idea of what to expect out of the 135 than I do the TS-E, so I'm going to go ahead and rent the latter for a weekend and see what I think of it. Thank you all for your input and keep it coming if you have anything to add! I'd love to hear it!




  
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May 24, 2011 14:28 |  #32

Now the manual focus problem never came to mind--something to do with when I learned photography. And those new Zeiss lenses just reinforce that training.


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May 24, 2011 14:50 |  #33

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I think I have a much better idea of what to expect out of the 135 than I do the TS-E, so I'm going to go ahead and rent the latter for a weekend and see what I think of it. Thank you all for your input and keep it coming if you have anything to add! I'd love to hear it!

Read up on the use of tilt before you rent. Let me know, I've got some sites that are worth visiting.


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May 24, 2011 15:23 |  #34

I'd love to see them. I tried looking for tilt-shift tutorials online but 90+% are either the fake miniature look or PP to get said look.




  
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May 24, 2011 15:35 |  #35

Here are two shots, one a stitch using the shift on a 90mm TSE, the other a 35mm image cropped to nearly the same view.


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May 24, 2011 15:38 |  #36

And here's where the 90 shines in 100 percent crops.


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May 24, 2011 15:43 |  #37

To me the 85/1.8 and 135L are largely redundant. The 90 TSE offers something very new and unique to your lineup.


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May 24, 2011 15:52 |  #38

Straight shot, no edits, crops or AF (of course). ISO 800, AV at f2.8, mixed FL light and daylight, 1/400s exp. Canon 5D2, 90mm TS-E.


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May 29, 2011 16:00 |  #39

Let's compare an 85L f1.2 II to the 90mm f2.8 TSE. Different days and years, different light. Obviously the 85 turns the background softer sooner, the TSE is more realistic, but I think it will do nicely as a portrait lens, if one remembers to have the T&S at center points and locked down. Sharpness is not a problem. Anything else can be adjusted such as the warmth or color balance.


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May 29, 2011 16:40 |  #40

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I love the picture of the lady with the glasses.
The 90 is such a fun lens.


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May 29, 2011 23:04 |  #41

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I love the picture of the lady with the glasses.
The 90 is such a fun lens.

It is. I have to wonder what it is that people want when they say they hope Canon comes out with a version II.

Here's a 100 percent crop of grandgirl's right eye and a close up of some of the pets. The eye, other than cropping is unedited. The birds were shot under low light and some editing was done. 5DII and 90mm TSE. The lady with glasses is my wife, who hates being the test subject.


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May 29, 2011 23:08 |  #42

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It is. I have to wonder what it is that people want when they say they hope Canon comes out with a version II.

Personally, I want rotatable axes, an IQ boost to keep up with the denser sensors, IS, and an AF-motor for use with contrast-detect AF in the newer cameras.


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May 30, 2011 02:56 |  #43

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Personally, I want rotatable axes, an IQ boost to keep up with the denser sensors, IS, and an AF-motor for use with contrast-detect AF in the newer cameras.

And what do you want out of a version II in the real world?


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May 30, 2011 09:16 |  #44

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And what do you want out of a version II in the real world?

Basically you could boil down IS, dual axes, and an AF motor into usability, and then an IQ improvement to keep up with sensors.


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May 30, 2011 09:35 |  #45

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