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Got my 135L....(jaw dropping...)

 
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Mar 16, 2012 18:18 |  #16

plasticmotif wrote in post #14097547 (external link)
There are only a few truly special Canon lenses. The Canon 200/2, Canon 200/1.8, 85L and you guessed it, the 135L.

It's a joy to use. I just hate the focal length!

I would sub out the 85L and sub in the 50mm F/1 L


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Mar 16, 2012 19:16 |  #17

Staszek wrote in post #14097718 (external link)
I felt the same way about my 135L until I picked up a 70-200 II. I'll say the 70-200 II is on par in sharpness as the 135L. Add in the IS and zoom versatility and it was the winner for my work.

Your price was amazing though.

Owning both, I can agree that the 70-200 II is certainly on par with the 135L, expect when shooting f/2. Then, not so much. :D


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Mar 16, 2012 19:39 |  #18

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So I found a good deal on a 135L on Craigslist here in Wichita, KS. Ended up paying $675 for lens, hood, bag, everything! I was solely planning on selling it to help me pay for the 70-200IS II but I really don't think I can part with this thing now! I mean the shots are stunning. I totally understand why its part of the "holy trinity" and I think I'm hooked :). I just ordered the 35L too so that will give me the 35L, 100L macro, and 135L. I can't wait to play with 1.4 :). I feel like the 100 macro is kind of going to get a lot less use now, because all of the shots from the 135 make me so much happier (I am surprised because I LOVED the 100). Should I consider selling it and getting the 85 down the road? I have an extension tube to let me get macro, but that 100L is just so dang sharp!

next up is the 85L, then the 24L, and then the 50L and then the 14L or the 200L


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Mar 16, 2012 19:43 |  #19

plasticmotif wrote in post #14097547 (external link)
There are only a few truly special Canon lenses. The Canon 200/2, Canon 200/1.8, 85L and you guessed it, the 135L.


you're forgetting a lot of lenses there.


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Mar 16, 2012 22:59 |  #20

NavyShrink wrote in post #14100004 (external link)
Owning both, I can agree that the 70-200 II is certainly on par with the 135L, expect when shooting f/2. Then, not so much. :D

You're right, however the 70-200 II shoots a whole lot nice handheld at 1/15 sec than the 135L does haha.


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Mar 16, 2012 23:18 |  #21

The 100L is pretty darn good and imo better colours than the 135L. I think the 70-200 mk2 is much more versatile with prime qualities in the entire zoom range.

I dont have the urge to get a 135L unless I find the same deal as the OP :)

congrats but dont limit yourself to a 135L. The compression of a 70-200 f/2.8is mk2 (at 200mm) is gonna blow your mind especially that its a zoom with exteme versatility.


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Mar 16, 2012 23:22 |  #22

I have to say also that I was totally enamored of my 135L until I got my 70-200 2.8 IS II. I sold it and didn't look back.


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Mar 17, 2012 00:24 |  #23

Staszek wrote in post #14100926 (external link)
You're right, however the 70-200 II shoots a whole lot nice handheld at 1/15 sec than the 135L does haha.

Haha. Quite true!


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