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135L vs 70-200L

 
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Jul 09, 2012 23:17 |  #1

found bargain 135mm and also i have 70-200 IS II L with 7D thinking to upgrade 5d Mark III in soon.Should i grab this lens or stick with 70-200L?


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Jul 09, 2012 23:19 |  #2

Do you have anything for your wide end?


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Jul 09, 2012 23:23 |  #3

yes i have 11-16 and Sigma 50 1.4 for now


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Jul 09, 2012 23:53 |  #4
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I guess it comes down to price. If it's a HUGE bargain, i guess...


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Jul 09, 2012 23:57 |  #5

The 135mm is amazing lens and even better on the 5D but you will me the versatility of the 70-200.


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Jul 10, 2012 00:00 |  #6

kin2son wrote in post #14694953 (external link)
I guess it comes down to price. If it's a HUGE bargain, i guess...

800$ Brand New...


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Jul 10, 2012 00:03 |  #7

Better off getting a 24 or 35L and 135L instead of just the 70-200L. You mentioned 11-16...do you mean tokina for crop sensor?


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Jul 10, 2012 00:06 |  #8

20% off of regular price is a good deal. If I were in your position I would probably pass on the 135 as my 70-200 will have me covered at that length for the time being. The $800 could help fund the 5DIII and you could possibly pick up the 135 down the road. Depends on what's more important right now, lens or body. The other side me is telling me to buy it, worst comes to worst you'll break even if you needed to get rid of it. More than likely you'll make money off the lens reselling it.


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Jul 10, 2012 00:08 |  #9

I have both. Started with the 135L and bought the 70-200 later. For me, the 135L has become more of a specialty lens for low light shots, when I want to attract less attraction or when space/weight is limited. The 70-200L can do almost all the 135L can do and more. IQ is the same.


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Jul 10, 2012 00:21 |  #10
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Betfair wrote in post #14694969 (external link)
800$ Brand New...

it's not that cheap....

I bought mine back in the days for $500 used but in brand new condition:p


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Jul 10, 2012 01:25 |  #11

kin2son wrote in post #14695025 (external link)
it's not that cheap....

I bought mine back in the days for $500 used but in brand new condition:p

1K $ at the adorama and b&h right now.
Body is the more important to me probably i ll stick to 70-200L.when i get 5D markIII i ll upgrade Tokina 11-16 (Crop only) to 15mm Fisheye..
yeah i know also i need 24mm and 35mm primes :confused: dang..its all about money
just didnt want to miss this beauty with this price..


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Jul 10, 2012 08:27 |  #12

sebr wrote in post #14694988 (external link)
I have both. Started with the 135L and bought the 70-200 later. For me, the 135L has become more of a specialty lens for low light shots, when I want to attract less attraction or when space/weight is limited. The 70-200L can do almost all the 135L can do and more. IQ is the same.

+1 on all of this.

Still I have thought often of ditching either the 135 or the 70-200 but each plays their roles often enough I will likely keep both. But, if I ever upgrade to the 5D3, with its incredible high ISO, low light capabilities (and not that the 5D2 is bad in this regard), I may sell the f/2.8 version of the 70-200 and pick up the lighter 70-200 f/4 IS.

I do find that the 135 with its f/2 can produce somewhat more magical shots but that may be more based on what situations I tend to use it for.




  
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Jul 10, 2012 10:12 |  #13

Good choice with going for the 5d3. You won't regret it....


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Jul 10, 2012 10:17 |  #14

You can buy 135L for $825 so $800 is not that great deal IMHO.


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Jul 10, 2012 15:08 |  #15

I think your crazy to get rid of the 70-200 for the 135. You can do so much more with the 70-200 then with the 135. What is your thinking for getting rid of the 70-200? Does it seem too long? Too heavy? Don't use much because it is too long? Are you using a crop body with it now?

If you use a crop and plan to move to a Mark III you will find that the 70-200 is going to really shorten up on you. If you have/use a crop, set the 70-200 to 125mm and take a pic. That's about where you will be with the Mark III at 200mm. I was so surprised when I went from a crop to FF because everything moved so much closer.


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