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Oct 26, 2011 16:46 |  #9211

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I almost knew that someone would misunderstand me. :D No, that is not what I ment, and I am truly sorry if you took a hit.

I'm not offended, but talented amateurs and pro's alike have both lenses and since the 135L has been out a long time and the MKII is still relatively new to the marketplace the 135L is in a lot more bags. Any speculation beyond that is pretty suspect.




  
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Oct 26, 2011 17:40 |  #9212
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I'm not offended, but talented amateurs and pro's alike have both lenses and since the 135L has been out a long time and the MKII is still relatively new to the marketplace the 135L is in a lot more bags. Any speculation beyond that is pretty suspect.

That is kinda what I ment. There are loads of talented and skillful hobbyists running around with the cheap, accessible and awesome 135L. Not so many with the 70-200 II. That is why there are more good looking shots in this thread.

I also believe that hobbyists are more likely to post their shots on discussion forums, while most professionals dont have time, or dont care for it.

Just a thought. Of course, I might be completely wrong.




  
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Oct 26, 2011 18:04 |  #9213

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Rick, while I do agree with you that there are more quality shots in this thread, it can promise you that it has nothing to do with the 70-200L lens IQ.

Most people who own that lens are hard working professionals, and they don't have time to post their work in a forum thread.

It's the same reason why there aren't many 1Ds Mark III posts. Im sure price also plays a factor.


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Oct 26, 2011 20:07 |  #9214

Tonyz wrote in post #13311606 (external link)
That is kinda what I ment. There are loads of talented and skillful hobbyists running around with the cheap, accessible and awesome 135L. Not so many with the 70-200 II. That is why there are more good looking shots in this thread.

I also believe that hobbyists are more likely to post their shots on discussion forums, while most professionals dont have time, or dont care for it.

Just a thought. Of course, I might be completely wrong.

For around here, the 70-200 II is usually found in a very small amount of photographers as well. Most of my professional photographer friends have faster primes. It seems like most of the amateurs are the ones getting long zooms in order to just get a wide coverage since they don't know what they want yet and would like to cover as great of an area as possible.


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Oct 26, 2011 20:40 |  #9215

Well I'm going to have a 135L in my bag as of Friday courtesy of the good folks at Amazon! Dankata I'm sure Canon is going to send you an incentive check but they ought too. Your images have certainly gotten me very excited about what this lens is capable of. My head knows that the 70-200 IS II would be more practical (wedding work) but my heart says it wants to give the 135L a go first. I have an indoor, low light event in a couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to putting it through it's paces.




  
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Oct 26, 2011 21:10 |  #9216

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Well I'm going to have a 135L in my bag as of Friday courtesy of the good folks at Amazon! Dankata I'm sure Canon is going to send you an incentive check but they ought too. Your images have certainly gotten me very excited about what this lens is capable of. My head knows that the 70-200 IS II would be more practical (wedding work) but my heart says it wants to give the 135L a go first. I have an indoor, low light event in a couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to putting it through it's paces.


Thanks a lot for your comment :)

I am also thinking about getting a 70-200 MK II probably next year, but then I think again and I'd rather buy the 5D3 when it comes out and to cover my events with two 5D bodies and 35L + 135L. Fast, sharp lens, incredible bokeh on both... not that much leg zoom just 2-3 seconds to switch bodies...


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Oct 26, 2011 21:36 |  #9217

Daniel, love those bird shots...crazy sharp and caught at just the right moment! What kind of bird of prey is that, anyway?


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Oct 26, 2011 23:53 |  #9218

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Daniel, love those bird shots...crazy sharp and caught at just the right moment! What kind of bird of prey is that, anyway?

Thanks... I have no idea what bird is that, I was having a maternity shoot and I got really lucky with these shots as it happened while the woman was changing clothes, I saw some other birds and changed to AI Servo + Continuous and seconds later this bird came out of nowhere and flew above me.... the 5DII somehow managed to focus hehe :cool:


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Oct 27, 2011 00:29 |  #9219

If you are talking about this bird……It’s a “Caracara”.
Caracaras are birds of prey in the family Falconidae. They are principally birds of South and Central America, just reaching the southern United States.

Wonderful shot Daniel……!
btw Two 5D’s + 35L & 135L is a Magical combination……… i am using this combo for a long time for my street photography.
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Oct 27, 2011 04:32 |  #9220

Clignoteur wrote in post #13303985 (external link)
I like this one but just a little bit too much contrast in it :) but really nice taken.

Thank you. I try to add in more contract on the car shots then weddings stuff :)


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Oct 27, 2011 05:37 |  #9221

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QUOTED IMAGE

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Oct 27, 2011 07:50 |  #9222

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:D:D

Agreed. Beautiful


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Oct 27, 2011 10:04 |  #9223

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If you are talking about this bird……It’s a “Caracara”.
Caracaras are birds of prey in the family Falconidae. They are principally birds of South and Central America, just reaching the southern United States.

Wonderful shot Daniel……!
btw Two 5D’s + 35L & 135L is a Magical combination……… i am using this combo for a long time for my street photography.
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That's cool, thanks for the info! Also glad to hear you're using this ''magical combo'', I am more determined to choose new FF body over 70-200.


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Oct 27, 2011 15:28 |  #9224

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That's cool, thanks for the info! Also glad to hear you're using this ''magical combo'', I am more determined to choose new FF body over 70-200.

Great to know about your determination ……;
all i will say……A f/2.8 can not produce “an Identical Image” which can be made by a f/2 lens at an identical focal length.....!!!
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