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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM, reviewed by RicardoB

 
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Oct 20, 2016 22:09 |  #1

Today was a good day. I was able to purchase the gem of a lens that I have coveted for quite a while now. Too bad that it was raining so I was not able to go out and do alot of shooting with it.

The 1D MK III and the 135mm F2 L is a match made in heaven. Judging from the short time I used the lens to take a couple of test pics I cannot wait to use for my two senior sessions this weekend. So much has been said about this lens that I do not know why I have not purchased earlier as I am a mostly portrait shooter.

My poor hounds bore the brunt of my testing as the rain let up a little this p.m.


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Oct 20, 2016 22:15 |  #2

Another test pic...
Really loving the bokeh....
Merry Christmas to Me!!


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Jan 09, 2017 19:49 |  #3

My favorite lens! My 6D loves it! Just found out that Canon may be coming out with the version 2 in 2017.
This is a must have for portraits IMO.

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Jan 09, 2017 21:48 |  #4

I think I got this lens used for $700-800. It's sooo good!

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Jan 23, 2017 00:42 |  #5

Wow these are so nice. I am looking to purchase a telephoto lens of my own and this looks perfect. How much do these run for / where is the cheapest place to pick one up?


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Jan 23, 2017 22:24 as a reply to  @ Apresto's post |  #6

I see them used on eBay for 700-800.


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Jan 25, 2017 01:11 |  #7

Great thread; I have an 85 1.8 and a 135L but I'm limited in low light church where I do all the annual photography for baptisms, first communions, etc. I use my 85 1.8 and Tamron 24-70 2.8vc but I'm looking for more. Thinking about dumping my 135L and 85 1.8 for an 85 ART but I do like my 135L. I can't have both. Thoughts?


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