ICarumba wrote in post #16165122
How do you rate your 135L compared with the 70-200 ?
The 135L is quite a bit better... The 70-200 II bokeh is not nearly as nice and with busy backgrounds can look a bit ugly. ButIMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/invertalon/5426441009/ IMG_3249.jpg
Not exactly the best example, but here is an idea of what I am talking about. I have had much more "busy" examples that look just dizzying with the 70-200 II... The 135L with the same scene can really smooth the background quite a bit more.
70-200 top, 135 bottom... I know not really that comparable, but showing the general idea I am talking about.
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, on Flickr
The 70-200 can delivery buttery backgrounds as well, but in some challenging situations it can be ugly. So while it has the ability to look amazing (plenty of those) I do have a few oddballs that are an eye-sore in terms of the bokeh.
This is just nit-picking though, and both are excellent. The 135L just does it better.