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Trade my 135L for 35L?

 
DonSantos
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Jul 17, 2011 12:13 |  #16

135 is a bit of a hard focal length. Your images will turn up as portraits with obliterated backgrounds or paparazzi looking candids.

35 focal length is great for street, portraits, group, landscape. Probably the most versatile of all the primes.

I purchased the 135 for a great price used for only 800$ but ended up returning it after deciding it wasn't going to be much use. I do love my 35mm f2 hence I haven't upgraded yet.


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Jul 17, 2011 12:52 |  #17

My two most used wedding lenses are the 35 and 85. The 135 does have its place however.


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Jul 17, 2011 14:11 |  #18

Jayroi wrote in post #12773223 (external link)
Thanks for all the responses. It would be hard to get rid of the 135. I would not mind trading away my 24-105. I just love the crispiness of primes. Would make sense since I do use the zoom mostly on ther wide end. Specially for all the getting ready shots and recetion shots. I usually stick to 135 during the portrait sessions since I usually have to stand back. Maybe sell the 24-105, get the 35 not eat for a year like someone suggested. Then follow it buy either the 85 1.8 or 70-200. Decisions decisions. If only canon would restock the 35L refurb.

Maybe save up a little and also sell your 24-105? Maybe also look to update your 50mm FL?

Also, Adorama and B&H usually carries the 35L. Amazon has it occasionally.


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Jul 17, 2011 14:40 |  #19

Another vote for keeping the 135L and selling the 24-105 to fund the 35L :)


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Jul 17, 2011 19:35 |  #20
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DonSantos wrote in post #12773343 (external link)
135 is a bit of a hard focal length. Your images will turn up as portraits with obliterated backgrounds.

That is one heck of a way to describe top notch high quality bokeh. ;)

Just stop it down a bit if you prefer bussy / distracting backgrounds.


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