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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM (Thread 2)

 
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Nov 08, 2013 17:22 |  #7366

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So Daniel, i know you used to use the 85 1.8 a lot so you a certainly familiar with the FL. But, it seems 35 & 135 have been your go to Fl's for the last couple years. Your style of photography has so many full length environmental portraits that i would suspect you would remember how enjoyable the working distance of the 85 is if you were to start using it again on a regular basis. This is what happened to me. While the 135 fl makes beautiful subject separation images, i started realizing how incredibly versatile 85 truly is to use. My 135 started to collect dust!

BTW, i LOVE the little cowboy shot on the other page! 85 won't get you that look!

Same here. I much prefer the perspective and framing with my 85/1.8 to the 135L and, hence used it (sold the 135) far more. Maybe, also, I seem to have an excellent copy of the 85 and don't hesitate to shoot it wide open, if that is the look I want.

At the end of the day, we all have different styles and what works for one, doesn't work for another, as well.

PS: I don't like to have to scream at my subjects :-)


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Nov 09, 2013 08:57 |  #7367

I think that the 85 L would fit dankata's style more than the 135

The 135 is certainly fantastic, but working distance can get extreme. Two distinct lenses, but the 85 just so much more convenient. The 135 is better off for candids, and while I do like the look better than the 85, for portraits day in and day out, not sure how I could deal with posing people. If I had an assistant, then no problem of course.


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Nov 09, 2013 12:14 |  #7368

mdvaden wrote in post #16427973 (external link)
Another for autumn color ...

Beautiful photos!


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Nov 09, 2013 18:09 as a reply to  @ BKGInc's post |  #7369

Just pulled the trigger and bought this lens second hand off Ebay. Hope it's OK when it arrives! A little nervous buying from Ebay but I'm sure it will be fine. 2 week wait though...

Originally this lens was a bit out of a price range so I was looking at the 85 f/1.8 as it was so cheap, but then I won $300 on a horse race which was pretty exciting! I normally only bet once a year and I never win :eek: Secondhand + $300 made this lens about the same price as the 85, so I'm pretty happy.

It's going to be a long 2 weeks for it to arrive, though.:confused:

...Aaaaaaand now I must stop spending all my money on lenses...


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Nov 09, 2013 21:22 |  #7370

Bittersweet moment for me as I just sold this lens

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Nov 09, 2013 22:51 |  #7371

Dankata wrote in post #16433700 (external link)
Thanks a bunch guys! I also feel like I should get the 85L sometime soon but I can't complain with the 135L, its simply amazing lens

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Just bought the Canon 85mm 1.2 within the past couple of weeks.

The Sigma 85mm 1.4 and this Canon 135mm L were tied as my favorites, with a slight edge of favoritism toward the 135mm. The Siggy was so nice, I almost wish I could keep it along with the 85mm 1.2, but I just got the 50mm 1.2 and on my crop sensor, that sort of takes care of backup. I'm expecting the 85mm 1.2 to be better than the Sig.

Previously, I had a Canon 85mm 1.8 ... and after the Sig, just could never go back to it. I could easily adjust going from the 85 L to the Sig again if I had to, but hopefully never to return to the Canon 1.8 ...

The 135 mm L is what really put the fire in my wallet to get the 50mm 1.2 and 85mm 1.2

BKGInc wrote in post #16437473 (external link)
Beautiful photos!

Thank you BKG ...

In one way I feel like missing the boat getting a late start on autumn, especially after getting several great L lenses this year ... two just recent.

On a positive note though, now I can catch the full wave next autumn.
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Nov 10, 2013 10:10 |  #7372

Skyline Light Streaks...

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Nov 10, 2013 10:12 |  #7373

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Nov 10, 2013 10:34 |  #7374


Love the separation in this image!


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Nov 10, 2013 10:44 as a reply to  @ AHWagner's post |  #7375

Nice shot Drew.


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Nov 10, 2013 13:20 as a reply to  @ sansational's post |  #7376

^^^^ Agreed this is an awesome shot!


Shot this a f/7.1 to get some more detail of moon

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Nov 10, 2013 15:42 |  #7377

Dopeness!



My 9yr old step-son. Look how he rocks his camera strap;)

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Nov 10, 2013 16:01 |  #7378

Dankata wrote in post #16439910 (external link)
^^^^ Agreed this is an awesome shot!


Shot this a f/7.1 to get some more detail of moon

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Nov 10, 2013 16:02 |  #7379

geez, the bokeh is amazing


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Nov 10, 2013 16:14 as a reply to  @ macaron95's post |  #7380

Photos on this thread are just....WOW!


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