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5D with sigmalux and 135L

 
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Jul 04, 2011 11:05 |  #1

I have been shooting with the sigmalux, and it is glued to my 5D at all time as it is my only lens currently.

I am thinking of getting a 135L to add to that pairing, for street candid and portraiture. How do you guys find this pairing?

I have thought of a 70-200 f4 too, but thought of just adding a little more to get this lens that many have dubbed "magical".

The 24L will come last due to budget constraint.




  
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Jul 04, 2011 13:55 |  #2

You will not regret it, the 135mm is "magic"


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Jul 04, 2011 14:06 |  #3

I'm in the same boat as you. I've got a 5D with the Sigmalux, and I've been saving for a 135L. I've tried out the 70-200's, 85's, and the 200 2.8; but none of them are as appealing as the 135L is. I'm hoping to purchase it within the next few weeks or so, before I move to Boston.


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Jul 04, 2011 18:56 |  #4

koppite wrote in post #12702453 (external link)
I have been shooting with the sigmalux, and it is glued to my 5D at all time as it is my only lens currently.

I am thinking of getting a 135L to add to that pairing, for street candid and portraiture. How do you guys find this pairing?

I have thought of a 70-200 f4 too, but thought of just adding a little more to get this lens that many have dubbed "magical".

The 24L will come last due to budget constraint.

Mate, I am having exactly the same thought as you.... 24/50/135 pairing is so magical.....


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Jul 04, 2011 19:33 |  #5

I know how you feel about the Sigmalux, I love mine!


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Jul 04, 2011 19:50 |  #6

135L is indeed magic.


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Jul 04, 2011 21:35 |  #7

I find pairing a fast 50 and 135L to be fine. I have a 50L and 135L, and it covers a lot of shooting situations. Like you, I decided on the 24L II also. I'm just saving up some cash, but I've been eyeing a Fuji X100. That may make my 24L II wait a little longer.


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Jul 05, 2011 01:34 as a reply to  @ neurospeed's post |  #8

Yup the 135L is definitely magical.

I really shouldn't have rented it. Now I am having sleepless nights..........;)




  
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Jul 05, 2011 01:40 |  #9

i have the same combo and was thinking of the 135L, 17-40, 24-105, or 24-70. All in order of most likely to least likely. I just don't know. The Sigma is pretty sweet for right now.


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Jul 05, 2011 03:07 as a reply to  @ critical's post |  #10

In all honesty, you owe it to your self to pick up either a split prism or super precision focusing screen.


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Jul 05, 2011 06:50 |  #11

5D with a fast 50mm and 135mm sounds like a perfect combination to me




  
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Jul 05, 2011 09:07 |  #12

pyrojim wrote in post #12706122 (external link)
In all honesty, you owe it to your self to pick up either a split prism or super precision focusing screen.

You read my mind. I just got myself the Ee-S focusing screen yesterday. It was money well spent :)




  
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Jul 05, 2011 11:57 as a reply to  @ koppite's post |  #13

I wish there was a super precision for the 1Ds1.

Split prism does me fine, but I still want that super.


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