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Summer holiday coming up, finally time to get that damn 135L out of the dust !!! :-)

 
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Jun 21, 2015 07:28 |  #1

Past summerholiday I used my heavy intrusive 70-200 2.8L II IS for candid swimmingpool shots (as espected best sharpness/colours/boke​h).

This year i'm gonna pull my 135L out of the dust for candid swimmingpool pics & outdoor portraits with filter (it's almost 40 degrees in Turkey).
Finally performance for the money... it's my least used lens, but when you use it, you get "wow pics".

I also take my 35 1.4 Art with me for lowlight restaurant shots and portraits with background,
and my 16-35 f4L IS for wide shots & movies (a wideangle is always fun on holiday).

With my Samsung S3 phone & underwater case I'll try some fun underwater movies/pics for the first time.
I'm no allround lens fan, so those 3 lenses are my most "compact" set this year :-D

I'm going to check for a .cr2 app for my tablet as Android doesn't display raws, it would be nicer to preview on a big 10.1" screen to eleminate the least interesting pics.


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Jun 21, 2015 12:08 |  #2

My 135L sits in my bag a lot but once used it always produces "wow" photos, such a good lens.




  
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Jun 21, 2015 12:31 |  #3
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I sold my 135L a few years ago. I didn't use it much was my reasoning. I can't afford to replace it now, and I wish I'd never sold it.


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Jun 21, 2015 12:48 |  #4

i wish i had 135L! as my 70-200 2.8 on its 1d mk3 is so heavy,maybe i should invest in some wheels for it!-?


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Jun 22, 2015 05:34 |  #5

I sold the 135L in past for the same reason like many photographers, but rebought for it's compactness/weight, price / optical quality it's the best portrait L.
First I thought the 200 2.8L I was the best (cheapest L), but the working distance was too long seen that the 135L is long allready...

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I sold my 135L a few years ago. I didn't use it much was my reasoning. I can't afford to replace it now, and I wish I'd never sold it.


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Jun 22, 2015 09:53 |  #6

It's on my list of the three lenses I want to add, along with the 70-300L and 50A.


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Jun 22, 2015 10:14 |  #7

This was my first L lens, but i sold it as ive never used it... I found 135mm to be a very awkward focal length. Too long for portraits IMO


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Jun 22, 2015 18:25 |  #8

My first awkward L lens was the 200 2.8L MKI, too long for portraits :)

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This was my first L lens, but i sold it as ive never used it... I found 135mm to be a very awkward focal length. Too long for portraits IMO


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Jun 24, 2015 06:03 |  #9

dexy101 wrote in post #17605354 (external link)
My 135L sits in my bag a lot but once used it always produces "wow" photos, such a good lens.

Same here, except in my gear cupboard. Wouldn't part with it though.


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Jun 24, 2015 14:45 |  #10

I love the 135 L on my 6D, especially for portraits. Sold my 70-200 II with no regrets as I didn't use it much due to its weight. If you want to view pics on your tablet, no problem, just connect using the Canon EOS Remote Android app with wifi enabled on the camera as the hot spot. I use this feature all of the time to show work right after a shoot.


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Jun 25, 2015 10:48 |  #11

Nice, but can you delete them from the tablet through this android app, are they synchronised/automatic​ally deleted through wifi on the SD card in the camera then?
As this is what I want to do, check them on bigger screen and delete unnecessary pics :)

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I love the 135 L on my 6D, especially for portraits. Sold my 70-200 II with no regrets as I didn't use it much due to its weight. If you want to view pics on your tablet, no problem, just connect using the Canon EOS Remote Android app with wifi enabled on the camera as the hot spot. I use this feature all of the time to show work right after a shoot.


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Jun 25, 2015 14:23 as a reply to  @ CanonYouCan's post |  #12

Yes you can rate and delete pics from the tablet on the SD card in the camera. If you use Lightroom it will even import the ratings when you add the pics to your catalog.


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