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Anybody have BOTH the 70-200 IS II and 135mm??

 
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Dec 09, 2012 21:20 |  #16

had both but now I don't.


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Dec 09, 2012 21:24 |  #17

dexy101 wrote in post #15341975 (external link)
I have both and wouldn't sell either.

This^^^^^

Each has their place, both give outstanding IQ.


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Dec 10, 2012 09:41 |  #18

I ordered the 135L, it should be here today or tomorrow :)


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Dec 10, 2012 17:06 |  #19

iLynx wrote in post #15348684 (external link)
I ordered the 135L, it should be here today or tomorrow :)

I don't think you'll be disappointed. Enjoy your new lens! Let us know how you like it, and then after a few weeks whether or not you think it is worth having both.


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Dec 10, 2012 22:40 |  #20

dexy101 wrote in post #15341975 (external link)
I have both and wouldn't sell either.

+1 Both have their uses.


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Dec 10, 2012 22:49 as a reply to  @ post 15341975 |  #21

This thread made me closed my fs thread and wihdrawn the 135L. You woke me up OP, thank you! :)


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Dec 11, 2012 16:45 |  #22

Dasani wrote in post #15351669 (external link)
This thread made me closed my fs thread and wihdrawn the 135L. You woke me up OP, thank you! :)

Glad I could assist lol. I cant wait for this weekend and to do some sessions with this beast!


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Dec 11, 2012 17:01 |  #23

You should buy it
Its the only thing missing from your Signature


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Dec 11, 2012 17:06 |  #24

I had both for a long time on two different occasions... I actually don't find them repetitive at all with much different uses. The 135L IMO one amazing lens, with the best bokeh I have ever seen with ANY Canon lens. Excellent MFD and the rendering is magical.

The 70-200 II is amazing as well, but the 135L remains my favorite Canon lens. Never leaves f/2.

Sadly, I don't own it at the moment. It is a specialist type lens and I sold to fund other more useful lenses at this time that I can use more.


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Dec 11, 2012 17:19 |  #25

135L is a great lens, but I tend to use the 70-200 most of the time.


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Dec 11, 2012 18:22 |  #26

I just find it "silly" that these lenses are compared ALL the time to each other. They are not near the same type of lens or share the same type of use. Rendering ability versus versatility, basically.

For example, just because it falls within the same focal length does not make them redundant with each other. That means the 24-70 would be worthless if you have the 24L, 35L and 50L... But totally different uses in the end.

I just don't see the 'logic' behind the 70-200 and 135L debate. Maybe other types of zoom lenses, but not these two... I would own both if I could and not think twice. I find the 135L excels at quite a few things the zoom can not do, and vice versa.


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Dec 11, 2012 21:03 |  #27

I tried the zoom. It's amazing. But I'm a prime guy. You need to figure out what is best for you. Rent or borrow.


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Dec 12, 2012 11:12 |  #28

Fester wrote in post #15354804 (external link)
You should buy it
Its the only thing missing from your Signature


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I did wind up buying it, and I even updated my signature to match :cool:


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Dec 12, 2012 11:32 |  #29

mjww wrote in post #15341753 (external link)
It is not worth getting the 135 unless you have a need for very small DOF or do a lot of portraits. The 70-200 II is very good. Two different friends have one of each and that was our conclusion after some testing.
On the other hand, bragging rights are priceless! :-)

I am thinking about selling my 70-200 for a prime 135 or 200 mm. Should I? Also, what's the best lens for night photography. I


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Dec 18, 2012 11:14 |  #30

Ok well I wanted to update this post as I have had the lens a little over a week, and have used it on a few occasions.

I am not blown away with the lens when compared to the 70-200 IS II. Yes its lighter and yes its F/2.0 but thats about it. The 70-200 is sharper wide open and at F/2.8 any differences are negligible, and IMO no point in using the 135mm if I am just going to stop it down. Also the lack of IS is a huge deal for me.

I did really like the subject isolation of the 135mm.

With that said I am returning the 135mm. I just couldnt justify spending 1k on something I feel isnt as good as my 70-200. I am going to put that money towards a 5D3 or the new 24-70.


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