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Aug 25, 2014 13:17 as a reply to  @ post 17116831 |  #2566

I believe you are referring to the 135L f2 thread... That beautiful buttery bokeh is a trait of that particular lens... Gonna need that lens for that bokeh...


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Aug 25, 2014 13:29 |  #2567

T, don't get discouraged. Use the DOF preview to get a feel for what the image will look like. I think you just need to get more subject to background distance for what you are wanting. Or as you alluded to earlier, some post processing help to blur the images can always be applied. But I definitely prefer the look of natural bokeh since it has a different quality than something that has just had a blur applied which does not give bokeh, it just blurs the image... period.


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Aug 25, 2014 13:30 |  #2568

TheMetal wrote in post #17116858 (external link)
I believe you are referring to the 135L f2 thread... That beautiful buttery bokeh is a trait of that particular lens... Gonna need that lens for that bokeh...

I have not seen that thread...but I will go check it out. That is a lens I am Lusting after at the moment...


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Aug 25, 2014 13:40 |  #2569

TheMetal wrote in post #17116858 (external link)
I believe you are referring to the 135L f2 thread... That beautiful buttery bokeh is a trait of that particular lens... Gonna need that lens for that bokeh...

while I am not sure if it is the same poster as in the 135 thread...that is the concept...I saw some on FM recently and was amazed at the clarity of subject and OOF background...time to rent a 135...


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Aug 25, 2014 14:23 as a reply to  @ TRhoads's post |  #2570

135L is the best lens ever :cool:


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Aug 25, 2014 14:32 |  #2571

Don't do it TRhoads. I have a friend who rented that lens and he ended up buying it a few weeks later. Once you go there, you will be ruined. He let me shoot with it, but I only took a few shots and gave it back. I did not want to get pulled into the lens envy game.


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Aug 25, 2014 14:54 as a reply to  @ sirquack's post |  #2572

^^^^ :D LOL...


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Aug 25, 2014 20:34 |  #2573

Im not worried about gear lust...I havent actually bought anything in a while...I rent stuff to see if it suits my needs....most stuff I cant see myself using enough so I just rent.


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Aug 25, 2014 20:50 |  #2574

TRhoads wrote in post #17116831 (external link)
the being further from the subject...I dunno...need to practice...

You said it all right here. You just need to get out there and use your 85mm a bit. You will get in the groove with it. This said, it certainly would be easier to get the look you describe with the 135mm. A quick stroll through your flickr leads me to believe you are more accustomed to shooting wide FL's/apertures. You have some really nice stuff on your flickr BTW!


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Aug 25, 2014 20:59 |  #2575

Thanks Cory. I actually do a lot with my primes I just dont post any of it anywhere. But you are correct I do a lot of more wide angle stuff...but for people I do like my primes...just trying to learn and get better...I went out and played with it a bit today. ..but wasnt thrilled with the images. They were a touch soft.


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Aug 25, 2014 23:32 |  #2576

The 85mm f/1.8 mounted on my M. :)

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Aug 26, 2014 04:52 |  #2577

dmnelson wrote in post #17117953 (external link)
The 85mm f/1.8 mounted on my M. :)
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I don't know much about the M, I'd love to see a comparison between two shots taken at the same distance and aperture on the M and a fullframe with this lens. I know it's an APS-C sensor but does the EF adaptor add any more crop factor to a lens or is it just to simulate the same distance from the lens to the sensor on a dslr?


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Aug 26, 2014 06:50 |  #2578

davidodwyer wrote in post #17118174 (external link)
I don't know much about the M, I'd love to see a comparison between two shots taken at the same distance and aperture on the M and a fullframe with this lens. I know it's an APS-C sensor but does the EF adaptor add any more crop factor to a lens or is it just to simulate the same distance from the lens to the sensor on a dslr?

Heya,

It's virtually identical to any other APS-C. I have several 85's the EOS-M, Full Frame, and some other APS-C's. The `M behaves exactly like the other APS-C's for every thing, with or without the adapter. And yes, the adapter adds appropriate distance so that it's right for the EF/EF-S lenses that were designed to be a certain distance from the sensor.

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Aug 26, 2014 08:25 |  #2579

Wow, I guess I have never really looked at the M's before. That is a SMALL body. I could only imagine what it would look like with the Tammy 150-600 hanging off the end of it!! LOL


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Aug 26, 2014 08:30 |  #2580

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Wow, I guess I have never really looked at the M's before. That is a SMALL body. I could only imagine what it would look like with the Tammy 150-600 hanging off the end of it!! LOL

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It's not as silly as one would think. :D

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