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Not impressed by the 135L

 
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Dec 29, 2012 09:15 |  #76

Ok, just for fun.......(or maybe not)....

This image was taken with one of the three lenses being debated........85L, 135L, or the 70-200mm... Any guesses?

BTW, not retouched, (obviously)....just from the file and converted to Jpeg....

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Dec 29, 2012 09:22 |  #77

My guess would be the 70-200. Last night I picked up the 135L off craigslist for $600 in new condition. I we will see if it meets the same standards as the Zeiss 135 that I had with my Sony.


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Dec 29, 2012 09:24 |  #78

I would also guess the 70-200.


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Dec 29, 2012 10:09 |  #79

ok, two guesses thus far......And the reasoning? That might be fun.

I'm new to the forum.....How long should I let this informal poll last?




  
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Dec 29, 2012 10:20 |  #80

Looks like the 70-200 to me as well.

Reasoning? Well the background blur looks more like compression blur assisting bokeh, and the color looks 70-200 more than it does 135, which usually shows more vibrant colors. But then again, I only rented each of the 85L and 135L so don't have the experience with them that I do the 70-200 2.8L IS.

How long? Til you get some good debate going! When it appears to be getting out of hand drop the answer. ;)


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Dec 29, 2012 10:22 |  #81

Not 70-200mm f2.8 IS II. Most probably 85L or the 135L.


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Dec 29, 2012 10:57 |  #82

Hmmm 135 is my best calculated opinion.




  
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Dec 29, 2012 11:05 |  #83

It's sharp enough for a zoom and not quite as sharp as a prime.


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Dec 29, 2012 11:12 |  #84

It's definitely not the 85L. It's either the 135 or 70-200. Either way, it's too hard to tell which it is from that shot. But I'll still go with the 135.




  
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Dec 29, 2012 11:14 |  #85

the point is, there's no golden lens that will please everyone.
get the lens that works best for you.

personally, I would love to own a 85L or 200L 2, however I went with the 135L because photography is only a hobby for me and I couldn't see any reason why spend so much on something that I would rarely use.

a friend and I also did a bokeh comparison test between my 135L and his 85L, overall we both preferred the 135L image more but that doesn't mean it's the best. we just like it more.


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Dec 29, 2012 11:17 |  #86

Might not want to run this too long as you kinda are hijackin the op thread with it, even if it does/does not prove his point.


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Dec 29, 2012 11:55 |  #87

Just joined your forum today but have been a photographer and owned Canon since 1988. I got back into the business after a 15 year hiatus and repurchased all new stuff including the 135mm. I shoot a lot of high school sports and got the 135 specifically for indoor basketball. For this application the 135 really shines even over the 70-200 2.8L II IS that I own and love. The 135 focuses a tad faste for bball over the 70-200 and bought the 135 over the 85 L only cuz I had heard the 85 focus speed was a touch slower and for hoops that is critical. I like to classify the 135 like almost all L's as "crazy sharp"

Thanks for letting me chime in with one specific application for the 135 2.0


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Dec 29, 2012 12:12 as a reply to  @ gordorad's post |  #88

Here are a couple of game images from last week. Shot with 1DX and the 135/2.0, 1000 @ 2.8 @ ISO 8000. The 135 is sharp but what continues to absolutely amaze me is how spectacular the high ISO looks on the 1DX. My previous 40D @ ISO 1600 was equivalent to the 1DX over ISO 10,000. In a well lit gymnasium it simply blows me away.

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Dec 29, 2012 12:27 as a reply to  @ gordorad's post |  #89

Not to get off of the subject but the other L that I can't get enough of, even for indoor basketball, is the 400 2.8L II.

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Dec 29, 2012 12:57 |  #90

wannabegood wrote in post #15420126 (external link)
Might not want to run this too long as you kinda are hijackin the op thread with it, even if it does/does not prove his point.


Ok, don't want to be a highjacker!!

It was with the 135mm.......shot with a 5d Mk II........

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