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

 
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Sep 03, 2014 14:05 |  #9436

I use my 135L on a crop only for full height portraits (and only wide open), never had issues with "yelling instructions". I know on FF it will look even better (because of more background included), but even on a crop camera the lens produces gorgeous portraits. I never had the 85mm f1.8, but from what I heard it doesn't perfom very well wide open (sharpness, colors, contrast), so 135L has a clear advantage here.


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Sep 03, 2014 19:44 |  #9437

pulsar123 wrote in post #17133728 (external link)
I use my 135L on a crop only for full height portraits (and only wide open), never had issues with "yelling instructions". I know on FF it will look even better (because of more background included), but even on a crop camera the lens produces gorgeous portraits. I never had the 85mm f1.8, but from what I heard it doesn't perfom very well wide open (sharpness, colors, contrast), so 135L has a clear advantage here.

Thanks for the info! Looks like it is still worth it to test it out.


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Sep 03, 2014 20:45 |  #9438

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Sep 03, 2014 21:12 as a reply to  @ post 13824493 |  #9439

Don't remember everything I did so I won't try and list it out.

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Sep 04, 2014 01:04 |  #9440

40 shot Brenizer taken from a moving boat toward the island in lake Bled, Slovenia :).

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Sep 04, 2014 01:06 as a reply to  @ LisBerry's post |  #9441

Finally managed to punch my ticket into this club by acquiring a mint copy from a fellow POTN'r. So amazed to witness first hand that the tack sharp abilities of this lens so highly regarded really isn't just a myth.


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Sep 04, 2014 07:54 |  #9443

BigLobowski wrote in post #17134643 (external link)
Finally managed to punch my ticket into this club by acquiring a mint copy from a fellow POTN'r. So amazed to witness first hand that the tack sharp abilities of this lens so highly regarded really isn't just a myth.

Nice one Ken, im new in here too


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Sep 04, 2014 17:33 |  #9444

Had a little fun with this one;) lol

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Sep 04, 2014 18:17 |  #9445

I was always wondering if this is the best portrait lens or 85 1.2, irrespective of body, crop or FF?


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Sep 04, 2014 18:19 |  #9446

The opportunity doesn't always present itself, but I try to use the 135 when I can.

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Sep 04, 2014 18:19 |  #9447

samsen wrote in post #17136040 (external link)
I was always wondering if this is the best portrait lens or 85 1.2, irrespective of body, crop or FF?

this is the best portrait lens to use wide open... i have the 85mm shooting portraits at 1.2 is not ideal for portraits, if you step it down to f2 then it's a great portraits lens, with 1.d all you getting into focus is an eye lash.... lol


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Sep 04, 2014 18:36 |  #9449

JoeyBaccala wrote in post #17135985 (external link)
Had a little fun with this one;) lol

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Sep 04, 2014 20:22 |  #9450

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #17136082 (external link)
Great concept!

Thanks Chris:)


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