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135L - Should it stay or should it go?

 
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Jan 21, 2015 20:21 |  #16

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I would never sell my 135 L as it is my first choice for outdoor portraits on full frame. I sold my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II since it rarely got used due to the weight and my preference for primes (I mainly shoot portraits). I picked up a 70-200 f/4 IS for the times I need the versatility of a zoom lens. On the other hand, I rarely use ultra wide lenses, so my preference for the 135 L. YMMV.

my 70-200 doesn't get a ton of use either (albeit more than the 135), but when I do need it, there is no other lens in my kit that can even come close to replacing it. Between the zoom range, IS, and 200mm reach, I find it very difficult to beat. A few days after I first bought the 70-200, I told myself this will probably be the one lens I never sell...3yrs later I still feel the same way. Nothing else I own even comes close to taking it's place for when I need reach and/or versatility.

I already have the For Sale thread written...maybe I'll bring myself to actually post it tonight :-)



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Jan 21, 2015 21:27 as a reply to  @ mannetti21's post |  #17

I guess it really depends on what you like to shoot. Considering you don't use the 135 L much and you want an ultra wide, I would just go for it. You can always pick up another 135 L if you really miss it. You will have a well rounded kit considering you will still have the 85 f 1.8 for a lightweight portrait option.


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Jan 21, 2015 22:36 |  #18

It's officially posted. It's amazing how you can feel almost emotionally attached to an inanimate object.

The more I think about it, the more I think I will appreciate having a nice wide angle lens. Just in recent memory, I can specifically recall at least half a dozen times when I wished I had something wider than 24mm to capture a landscape, or a subject within the larger context of the surrounding environment. So I'm sorta ok with selling it...for today anyways :mrgreen:


Once again, thanks to the forum for letting me babble and gently directing me through a decision.

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Jan 22, 2015 15:15 |  #19

http://photorumors.com …35mm-f1-8-dg-os-art-lens/ (external link)
you can start saving ;)


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Jan 22, 2015 15:29 |  #20

I literally just put the 135 in the mail about 2 hours ago. :-D Perfect timing...larger aperture AND image stabilization. It sounds like a lens to keep an eye on for sure.



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Jan 22, 2015 15:34 |  #21

If true, talk about a triple threat--24/50/135.


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Jan 22, 2015 15:44 |  #22

mannetti21 wrote in post #17395100 (external link)
I literally just put the 135 in the mail about 2 hours ago. :-D Perfect timing...larger aperture AND image stabilization. It sounds like a lens to keep an eye on for sure.

That rumor link will be 2 years old in April.


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Jan 22, 2015 15:52 |  #23

So it should be released by 2020. Maybe I can pre-order now to avoid inflation.



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