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135 f/2 at f2 anyone?

 
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Mar 16, 2013 00:29 as a reply to  @ aperturebystevedavis's post |  #47

Some crazy motorcycles shots! Amazing! And steve as well. Do you think i can get some group shots with this lens as well? (2 or 3 person)


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Mar 16, 2013 02:23 |  #48

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Mar 16, 2013 02:58 |  #49

Love my 135 @ f/2

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Mar 16, 2013 03:40 |  #50

Some beautiful shots here peoples.
The colour in those motorcross shots is amazing.
I've got a pair of those Jordans lol.


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Now what prime should i get with the 7d mark ii?...

  
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Apr 05, 2013 05:33 |  #51

my choice is getting harder and harder. now im considering the very expensive 70-200 2.8 ii...
i think that the 70-200 will be the overall better choice but its price right now is more than double the price of the 135 f2.


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Apr 05, 2013 06:17 as a reply to  @ Romax12's post |  #52

2 recent F2 135MM shots


Whats in focus - the lizards eye is tack sharp


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Apr 05, 2013 06:41 |  #53
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I've horse-traded a lot of lenses. The only one I regret selling is the 135L. I used it for indoor sports and found the fixed length too restrictive. I opted for a 70-200 2.8, instead. Now that I have a full-frame body, I want that lens back. Fast focus, sharp wide-open across the frame and silky smooth backgrounds.

My 100-400L is quite good at 400mm and f/5.6. I've shot it on a 500D, 60D, Elan 7NE, and 5D. I have no complaints.


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Apr 05, 2013 07:45 as a reply to  @ post 15707926 |  #54

Theres really only 1 good reason to buy a 135 as far as im concerned..... because you can shoot at F/2.0 all day LONG.


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Apr 05, 2013 14:27 |  #55

I recently bought 70-200 but still can get rid of this lens just yet.......

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Apr 05, 2013 16:17 |  #56

On your crop camera I'd recommend the 85 1.8. The 135L is much too long for general portrait use on a crop camera, even the 85 is pushing it on crop for full body portraits.


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Apr 06, 2013 16:26 |  #57

bob_r wrote in post #15707926 (external link)
And those are the ones I normally use. At f/2 the DOF is so shallow that not much is in focus. Even shooting head and shoulder shots at f/2.8 doesn't leave much room for error.

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I made this DOF and focus-recompose error chart for another thread, and plugged in the 135mm f/2 at various subject distances and focus-recompose angle shifts. But note how shallow the DOF zone is in front of the plane of focus (Column F)

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Apr 08, 2013 05:51 |  #58

Wilt wrote in post #15797914 (external link)
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I made this DOF and focus-recompose error chart for another thread, and plugged in the 135mm f/2 at various subject distances and focus-recompose angle shifts. But note how shallow the DOF zone is in front of the plane of focus (Column F)

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Apr 08, 2013 14:23 |  #59

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sorry but I don't understand anything from this

Bob had asked how difficult it was to focus 135mm f/2 given the very shallow DOF zone. As one can see by the red text in Column G, if one does focus-recompose of angular change of only about 7 degrees, that is the limit that DOF at f/2 would let you get away with recompose!


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Apr 08, 2013 15:47 |  #60

Got mine out for the first time yesterday decided to use it wide open all day to evaluate focus, sharpness and background blur.
Thing is: this lens is AMAZING.
I never thought something would impress me again after the 85L II, but this lens did.

The transition from in-focus to out-focus is so subtle it is really impressive! You can put a full body in the frame and still melt everything behind it to just blur and abstractness. Worth every penny and I'll try to use it wide open as much as I can.


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