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135 f/2 at f2 anyone?

 
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Mar 12, 2013 22:21 |  #31

I don't want to derail this thread with filter talk...but I've tested a few filters back-to-back and some actually ADDED contrast/sharpness to my lenses...don't know how...but they did. They're not all evil. If you want a UV filter, get a high quality one and you won't be disappointed.

(With that said, I use UV filters less and less...only have it on my 16-35L now to complete the weather sealing/I use that lens the most, and judging by how quickly I destroyed the filter - tons of hairline scratches, from sand, I'm assuming! - , I'm glad that's what's taking the beating, not the front element).


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Mar 12, 2013 22:42 |  #32

Romax12 wrote in post #15707015 (external link)
so im in the market for another lens and i am debating between the 135 f2 or the 100-400.
now i know you are gonna say that these are two very different lenses/ for different uses etc.. so basically im torn between reach (who doenst like reach?) and stunning portraits of "legendery" 135.
Im looking at the sample images threads daily but i can't tell if the 135 shots are all on f2. so if you have some shots wide open ill be happy to see them, and also if you have both lenses, what would you think be best for me? I like landscape and wildlife photography, but also traveling shots with my family. i never had a prime so I can't tell wheater i will miss the abillity to zoom.

You mean to imply that there is an aperture setting other than f2 for this lens?:oops:

I haven't done many portraits with it yet, mostly been using it for sports the last few months, but here's one in the portrait realm.

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I haven't found it too long, but I've got the 85 1.8, which about 50% of the time does get stopped down, unlike the 135.

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Mar 13, 2013 10:47 as a reply to  @ Motor On's post |  #33

I think i'll go for the 135 in about two months and then start to save money for the 100-400 or maybe a new lens will come by then:)


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Mar 13, 2013 11:56 |  #34

Romax12 wrote in post #15710530 (external link)
I think i'll go for the 135 in about two months and then start to save money for the 100-400 or maybe a new lens will come by then:)

I don't believe you can go wrong with either lens. Post some pics when you get it.


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Mar 13, 2013 13:48 |  #35

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Nice looking GSP MNU

Thanks! Good looking - very. But wow, what a PITA dog when he goes more than a day without a walk. Price you pay for a fantastic pheasant dog I guess!


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Mar 13, 2013 15:28 as a reply to  @ MNUplander's post |  #36

135L is the bomb in IQ, you only need to get used to the focal length, it's an outside modelling lens. I sold it on crop in past cause it was too long, but re-bought it on FF now and even use it with 70-200 II as compact alternative.


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Mar 13, 2013 16:33 |  #37

When I had my 135L I dont think I ever stopped it down :lol:


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Mar 13, 2013 17:36 |  #38

The 135L should not even have the ability to leave f/2 :p

I mean, it really is magical wide open...


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Mar 13, 2013 18:24 |  #39

MNUplander wrote in post #15711131 (external link)
Thanks! Good looking - very. But wow, what a PITA dog when he goes more than a day without a walk. Price you pay for a fantastic pheasant dog I guess!

I am very familiar. Dad was a breeder when I was a kid. Now I have a Weimaraner who believe it or not is worse than any of our GSPs.


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Mar 15, 2013 11:09 |  #40

FEChariot wrote in post #15712091 (external link)
I am very familiar. Dad was a breeder when I was a kid. Now I have a Weimaraner who believe it or not is worse than any of our GSPs.

Ah, yes - you must be very familiar! Interesting about the Weim - I've heard that although they are prone to anxiety, they are generally more calm than the other big running dogs.

Despite all the "enthusiasm" he has, I'll probably always have a GSP in my house. Compared to my Chesapeake he is much more suited to the type of hunting I do plus he dries off almost instantly, doesn't get nearly as dirty, minimal shedding and has a better attitude about strangers.

I've also been curious about Setters and Wirehairs but they have some of the same problems with cleanliness I have with my Chessie. Although, I wouldnt mind trying a Weim or English Pointer.

Sorry to derail the thread, folks!


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Mar 15, 2013 12:01 |  #41

135/2 at f2.0 on 5DII, very close to the minimum focus distance of the lens (about 3 feet)...

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Just a thought... Instead of a 100-400, you might want to consider a 300/4 and a 1.4X. You can use the 1.4X on both lenses, giving you a 189mm and 420mm as well. I'm using the Canon 1.4X Mark II and it's quite good on both the 135 and the 300mm. The 300/4 is closer focusing than the 100-400 too (4 feet vs 6 feet).

I do use the 135 at other f-stops...

All these are the 135mm at f4 on 7D...

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Mar 15, 2013 18:24 |  #42

Action shot at night at f2.8

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Mar 15, 2013 18:25 |  #43

135L is my dedicated full body portrait lens, and I use it at f2 only for that purpose. Same for indoor sports - only use at f2.


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Mar 15, 2013 18:26 |  #44

Another night action shot with 135 at 2.8

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Mar 15, 2013 18:27 |  #45

...And one at f3.2....check out his eyes...

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