Total impulse buy...sort of. I have been lusting after the 135L for years and lately I've been browsing dozens of ads for a good deal on one. Seems like a great FL for street photography on a full frame and the results I've seen out of it have been impressive.
Today I walked into a local camera shop and spotted a used, but absolutely pristine 135L. The glass is clean, the body was perfect, wide open CA was pretty much absent, and images were tack sharp. Focus was lightning quick and deadly accurate.
Came with a genuine Canon hood, a good quality Kenko UV filter, all paperwork, box, Canon leather pouch, etc. I turned it over, it's a UZ date code, putting it at being one year old!
I talked the guy down to the equivalent of $780!!!
I think I just got myself a screaming deal on a gorgeous lens!! I can't wait to take it out shooting!!!
That is all...just wanted to share the joy with fellow L-nuts. (By the way, this is my 4th L...I also own a 16-35L II and have previously owned a 70-200L and a 17-40L...I hate to admit it, but there's something amazing and different about handling and using an L...I'm a little sad to be giving up the super light weight and small size of the 100 f2, but I think it'll be well worth it for the pictures!)