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Feb 24, 2013 16:02 |  #46

I am happy with all my fabulous "girls". But I never had an opportunity to tango with Bessie. And for some unknown reason, I want Bessie more than ever and maybe also Lola, the 50 1.2. Am I a pig?


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Mar 14, 2013 15:00 |  #47

Stella was a mail order bride, I found her in an ad in a neighboring state. She arrived without much fanfare in early February. I thought she would be a good companion for an upcoming trip out west. She seemed just about right: not too big, not too small, not flashy, and the price was right.

I tried her out a bit, a few test shots, she seemed nice, friendly, comfortable, reliable. I plunked her into my harem bag along with a few other companions.

Trip time came and off we went. I found she really shined when put to the real test - faster than I thought, sharp features and a sweet focus, and her bokeh was heaven sent. But after the trip, the siren call of Bessie in her white gown and impressive stats loomed heavily....... better for weddings I thought............so I decided to put Stella up for auction. One sleepless night of tossing and turning was all it took - I pulled her off the auction block the very next morning and cancelled my plans for the big white wonder gal. Stella was the real deal and will be with me forever.


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Mar 14, 2013 15:37 |  #48

Dasani wrote in post #15645599 (external link)
135 is a great great lens but Jane/Bessie can perform anything Stella could.

I wasn't aware that either of those lenses could give you an aperture of f2 at 135mm.


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Mar 15, 2013 10:11 |  #49

Throw all your 135mm's my way! I adore my 200mm, Stella's big twin sister. It is the perfect sport and action lens for a 7D. The problem with Bessie is... she often needs a wheelchair and security won't let her in many places! I would rather have Stella and her big twin sister.


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Mar 15, 2013 12:42 |  #50

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15644521 (external link)
Mind you I have the older 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, not the "II" ... but I don't use it much and would easily part with it over the the 135mm.

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You would have to kill me to get my 85L and 135L .. glued to camera bodies. Nothing can compare to these lens at F/2.0 except a 200L

the 70-200 F/2.8 II is a great lens... but it wont do F/2.0. And it dam sure comes no where close to F/1.2 on an 85L:lol:


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Mar 15, 2013 13:25 |  #51

I had to let my Stella go, I couldn't control my urge of a FF (5D2) but someday, I'll bring her back & never let go. ;(


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Mar 15, 2013 15:42 |  #52

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I am happy with all my fabulous "girls". But I never had an opportunity to tango with Bessie. And for some unknown reason, I want Bessie more than ever and maybe also Lola, the 50 1.2. Am I a pig?

I just mail ordered "Lola" from Canon. She will show my wife a good time :)


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Mar 15, 2013 16:02 as a reply to  @ MichaelAnthonyPhotography's post |  #53

I love how Stella feels in my hand. 135mm seems to be about the limit for hand holding for me.

After I got my 135 a few months ago, I liked it so much I bought the 200mm cousin. It's a nice lens, but only on a tripod for me.


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May 14, 2013 02:35 as a reply to  @ BeyondBoudoirPhoto's post |  #54

Made love with Bessie today – despite her voluptuous body, I found her personality to be of great importance.

How’s she traveling so far with you Michael?


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May 14, 2013 08:21 |  #55

I should start everyday reading a post like this haha


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May 14, 2013 08:43 |  #56

Like so many have said here, Bessie likes to draw so much attention. Such a unfortunate characteristic out there. And in my opinion Bessie should have born black. And I am no racist!

That is why I would rather consider Tabitha (Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD) over Bessie ;)

But in my world, Stella and Bessie/Tabitha are like sisters who nead each other. They can co-exist peacefully without biting each others' head off ;)


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May 14, 2013 14:27 |  #57

Not true, 200 2.8L is cheapest L with stellar performance, but at 200mm IS is better and its too long on both crop & FF.

I sold 135L in past but rebought it after i got 70-200 II, you'll meet again missing a perfect compact prime, I dumped 85 1.2L but no option ever rebuying this slow heavy pig ;)

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I have done it three times with 135L. It is just another nice lens. Somehow it get almost cult status here. Maybe coz it is one the cheapest L with that kind of nice performance.


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May 14, 2013 15:44 |  #58

I recently sold my "Bessie" for a "Stella" and another lens.

I have had 70-200 zooms since as long as I can think, and although versatile with amazing IQ, did not have the magic of the 135L. I recently got it back to use with a 400mm and am very happy with the choice. A little regret at first, but my images are far more interesting being limited without the zoom. But it all depends on what your shooting.

Nothing matches the beauty of the 135L images! The results with a TC are stellar as well.


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May 14, 2013 22:05 as a reply to  @ Invertalon's post |  #59

I love this. Fantastic.

A while ago, I had to sell my Stella, which was so very difficult. Today I just went lesbian for Stella once again, and Lola very soon. :D




  
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May 22, 2013 19:17 as a reply to  @ Invertalon's post |  #60

Sold my 85Lii to get the 135L. 85Lii is a sexy lens but the images from the 135L is unmatched by any Canon Prime below $2000.00


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