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Aug 16, 2015 08:12 |  #16


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Aug 19, 2015 18:40 |  #17

All shot with the Sony a7 & a7s


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Aug 25, 2015 22:36 |  #18

Not sure what f-stop I used - maybe 5.6?


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Aug 26, 2015 21:34 |  #19

Finally! Found this thread!

Got to do a 1940s style concept couples shoot. The lens is heavy, especially on the Sony A7s but I sure do love the results when it nails focus wide open :)


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Aug 27, 2015 19:36 as a reply to  @ Bond_Savingsbond's post |  #20

Hehe. But you seem to lose a lot of the sharpness of the lens by doing the 40s style. :)


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Oct 01, 2015 01:26 |  #22

MehdiInAtlanta wrote in post #17685629 (external link)
Hehe. But you seem to lose a lot of the sharpness of the lens by doing the 40s style. :)

All good, it was actually intentional. For me when I take images, I try to go for the overall feel plus I have a bad habit of shooting wide open. So I end up having some out of focused shots hehe.

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Oct 05, 2015 05:55 |  #23

Canon 6D, using ML, F2.0 as far as I remember. Sharp as anything I've seem up to date. Paper-thin DOF at short distance.


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Oct 08, 2015 06:47 |  #24

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Oct 15, 2015 20:18 |  #27

I've stumbled across a grey-import copy of this lens for about $450-odd AUD, which is about half the price of a second hand 135L in Australia. It definitely has gotten me sorely tempted to give it a shot, but I do have concerns with manual focusing, given that I have little to no experience with it. Does it just come with practice, especially through the VF of a 5D3?


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Oct 16, 2015 01:50 as a reply to  @ Quiexo's post |  #28

That's a vey good price... esp given the $AUD dropping.

In terms of manual focus, it does takes some practice esp at f2.0. Having had the 135L, I can say that the SY135 is much sharper and easier in post processing but the hit rate is a tad lower - will depend on what you are shooting and for what (commercial).

On the 1D3 / 5D I have the S-screens installed and these do help with the faster lenses but the 5D3 does not have this option via Canon, there are 3rd party screens which seem to have mixed reviews. On the M3 I am using the MF Peaking colour option and this is also working a treat.

For the price it would be a good option to trial, you will not loose on re-sale should you on-sell.

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Oct 16, 2015 03:59 |  #29

SY135mm Single Octabox 120cm Jinbei HD600V

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Oct 16, 2015 09:24 as a reply to  @ ncsa's post |  #30

Well, unfortunately I procrastinated a bit much, and allowed the coupon code for the lens to expire...you snooze, you lose...:-(

will definitely keep my eye out for this lens should another discount pops up, thanks for your reply though, nsca...:-)


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