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Bottleneck from 135f2l on t3i?

 
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May 20, 2013 16:32 |  #46

Romax12 wrote in post #15950279 (external link)
than I can just use my 18-135.
the whole point is to practice and getting the shot, isn't it?

The point is to get a shot, with your subject in focus and well exposed.

135mm f/2 at a shooting distance of 25' will frame an area of 2.7' x 4', and you have only 7" of DOF (using the too-liberal 'manufacturer standard' for vision) but a mere 3.2" DOF when we consider a viewer with 20/20 vision acuity! Is your dog staying in one place +- 1.5") while you focus and shoot?!


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May 20, 2013 18:46 |  #47

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The point is to take a good picture, no one really cares looking at it how you got there... ;)

(second glib response; i'll stop now)

but a nailed shot at 135mm f2 would look a lot better than a nailed shot at 135mm f5.6...

and figuring out how you get the shot, allows you to do it more often...so it does matter to him how he got there...and he'll have a better shot of getting there with practice...

all that said, i still don't think the 135L is the right choice...


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May 20, 2013 20:55 |  #48

DreDaze wrote in post #15951079 (external link)
but a nailed shot at 135mm f2 would look a lot better than a nailed shot at 135mm f5.6...

..

Unless you wanted to cover a certain amount of depth of field.

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May 20, 2013 21:31 |  #49

OP, not sure where you live bit I see the 135L sell for around $800 a few times per week on the POTN but/sell forum. You can certainly get it way cheaper than $1K if you are willing to buy used or refurbished.

The 200 2.8 L is pretty much the first cousin to the 135L--similar build and size, sharpness, IQ and AF. I use it to shoot field sports with on both my 60D and the T4i I borrow as a 2nd body and it is noticeably better all-around than my 100 f2. I'm not knocking the 100/2 by any means, great affordable low-light/portrait lens. But if I have room to shoot with the 200L, I choose it almost every time. Sometimes there are just times you need to shoot at f2 to get the shot you want.

I think you will be stunned by the quality of most fast primes over your 18-135, although it is certainly a handy all-around lens. USM lenses are just so nice to shoot with, and the IQ of that 135 will be a revelation. My 200L sure was.


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May 21, 2013 05:42 |  #50

OP - Have you ever though about the Canon 85mm f1.8 prime? I have this lens on the T4i and love it with headshot.


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May 21, 2013 06:02 |  #51

01erionracing wrote in post #15952398 (external link)
OP - Have you ever though about the Canon 85mm f1.8 prime? I have this lens on the T4i and love it with headshot.

I did, but I want to get a longer lens for the longer space, and I want an l-glass:lol:


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