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Thread started 17 Jul 2013 (Wednesday) 23:40
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EF 135mm F/2L + EF 85mm F/1.2L II
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EF 135mm F/2L + EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II
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EF 135mm F/2L + EF 85mm F/1.2L II or EF 135mm F/2L + EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II

 
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Jul 18, 2013 19:53 |  #16

Neither ...
85LII and 70-200LII


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Jul 18, 2013 20:03 |  #17

bobbyz wrote in post #16131661 (external link)
Off topic - I thought 24L II was better than 35L (picture quality wise)?

I heard this too, but I much preferred the 35L... Maybe it was the focal length or something, but I just liked the way the 35L images looked over the 24L II. The 24L images felt a bit more "sterile" in a way, while the 35L appeared more punchy. I dunno... I expected to love the lens, but it fell flat for me... Which is quite rare for an L lens to do for me! It was sharp and everything, but I just did not enjoy using it that much.


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Jul 18, 2013 20:45 |  #18

Niether. Definitely keep the 70-200mm in the mix, but needs a wide like a 35mm or 24-70mm.


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Jul 18, 2013 21:09 |  #19

Invertalon wrote in post #16133034 (external link)
I heard this too, but I much preferred the 35L... Maybe it was the focal length or something, but I just liked the way the 35L images looked over the 24L II. The 24L images felt a bit more "sterile" in a way, while the 35L appeared more punchy. I dunno... I expected to love the lens, but it fell flat for me... Which is quite rare for an L lens to do for me! It was sharp and everything, but I just did not enjoy using it that much.

+1 to this. i have both 24LII and 35L. 35 FL has lesser distortion hence suit portrait. i use 24 fl for portrait too but if theres a choice, i pick the 35 over the 24


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Jul 19, 2013 06:38 |  #20

I'd suggest a sigma 35 + 70-200 for the versatility with kids.


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Aug 22, 2013 16:04 |  #21

How about The 85L / 70-200L Combo

The 135 is a BIT redundant.

Yes you have 85mm on the 70-200 but F1.2 has a distinctive "look" to it's IQ


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Aug 22, 2013 16:58 |  #22

I use yhe 135 + 70-200 combp all the time! While I love the 85L, I find I use this combo
far more often - its part of my "4 lens core" - 16-35L, 24-105L 70-200L 135L.:)


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Aug 23, 2013 07:03 |  #23

It would have been much easier for me if 85 1.2 + 70-200 2.8 was an option!!!

I have both and love both. I prefer the 85 1.2 for most things compared to the 135mm

Here is my review of the Canon 135mm compared to the Canon 70-200 2.8 I

http://johncarnessali.​com/camera-lens-tests/5109 (external link)

Here my review of the Canon 85 1.2

http://johncarnessali.​com/camera-lens-tests/2439 (external link)

Both are great lenses. The 135 is sharper but the 85 1.2 has more pleasing bokeh IMO




  
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Aug 24, 2013 04:35 |  #24

85LII + 70-200LII

My two best lenses

70-200LII for candids
85LII for photoshoots

Both can handle lowlight really good (1.2 or IS). Both has great bokeh (85 or 200). For me 85 is a perfect FL, and I prefer the bokeh of the 85. But 70-200LII is the best candid lens in my opinion.

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Aug 24, 2013 05:04 |  #25

If you're planning on doing casual shooting or plan on carrying the camera/ lens around for extended periods than stay the heck away from the 70-200 f/2.8. It's heavy and sticks out like a sore thumb when trying to catch kids playing without them noticing that big lens pointed at them. If you have to have a zoom for outdoors primarily then I would look at the 70-200 f/4 IS. Lighter and sharp with excellent image quality.


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Aug 24, 2013 05:35 |  #26

JelleVerherstraeten wrote in post #16134085 (external link)
I'd suggest a sigma 35 + 70-200 for the versatility with kids.

+1 to this combo.

I have this combo and it suits better for your shooting preferences. Though, i dont shoot sports, this combo can provide you better versatility.


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Aug 24, 2013 08:38 |  #27

id actually go this route if i was you...

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