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Why do I need a 135 F2?

 
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Dec 07, 2016 09:42 |  #46

Cropping is for sissies! ;)


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Dec 07, 2016 11:20 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #47

uhm... it looks like she is asking you to zoom out a little bit  :p


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Dec 07, 2016 13:12 |  #48

Well played sir


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Dec 07, 2016 15:55 |  #49

Nice rib cage, or can I say that.


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Dec 07, 2016 16:33 |  #50

That's Jennifer Ricci of Festival ballet dancing the lead in "The Widows Broom" back in 2005 ish.

She is the elder and surviving member of what I used to call "The Fabulous Ricci Sisters" who were star attractions for our local Ballet in Providence.
Jennifer is still with them, and she absolutely awesome!

Ballet dancers tend to show a lot of rib cage :)


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Dec 07, 2016 18:44 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #51

Small world--my uncle is the artistic director of Ballet Festival Providence!


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Dec 07, 2016 23:05 as a reply to  @ AdamwantsanSX1is's post |  #52

I'm going to spell it wrong,.. Misha?
Truly small world!
One of the things I miss the most from my old job is working with the Ballet.


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Dec 08, 2016 02:14 |  #53

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The reason you should have one, is because I refuse to believe anyone who has ever bought one has regretted it for a millisecond, one of those 'magical' lenses....

Me. I had it for about 5 years a few years ago and I just couldn't get on with it. Too long for some subjects and too short for others, I just found it awkward for my style and favoured subjects. There's no denying it's superb image quality, it's up there with the best. I sold it to fund the 100mm f/2.8L macro and the 70-200mm f/2.8L II, far more versatile and useful lenses for me. I've never regretted the decision.


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Dec 08, 2016 05:23 |  #54

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Me. I had it for about 5 years a few years ago and I just couldn't get on with it. Too long for some subjects and too short for others, I just found it awkward for my style and favoured subjects. There's no denying it's superb image quality, it's up there with the best. I sold it to fund the 100mm f/2.8L macro and the 70-200mm f/2.8L II, far more versatile and useful lenses for me. I've never regretted the decision.

I'd sell a 135L for those two lenses in a heartbeat; I've had both for years now (100L is probably my favorite lens, 70-200 is one of my lazy zooms), and recently added the 135L back into my lineup. Because of the extraordinary cost vs. image quality ratio, I felt like it was worth acquiring. In the end, the 135L compliments the 70-200 II, adding a unique look to images that can't be matched by my other lenses, but it isn't a vital lens in my kit and is the first item on the chopping block if I was ever forced to downsize.


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Dec 11, 2016 16:24 |  #55

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Now that you have a 85 1.4 Art and have used 135mm f2, if you can use only one prime for wedding, what would you prefer?

I have 70-200 2.8 and lens range from 15-30. I feel that Sigma 85 1.4 Art was a good addition to my collection and bought it. Just curious which one you would pick from a wedding photographer perspective.

That's hard to put a finger on because the way I shoot is different than yours/anyone else's. I've only shot 1 wedding with the 85A so far, and quite a many with the 135L. At that one wedding, I was going out of my way to use the 85A as much as possible but - just like the 135L - it's a specialized lens.


I'm very fond of the 135mm focal length especially at weddings. 85mm? Not so much. I use 85mm for portrait sessions, but probably wont be using it again at a reception because I personally don't see it offering anything the 135L offers me. The 85 will dominate the getting ready shots, the portrait session, and a few other settled down aspects of the wedding. The reception with the low light and faster movement is where the 135L will be king. If I had to choose? Well...the 135 is much more specialized and less utlitarian. So I'd go with the 85 Art.

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Dec 11, 2016 21:21 |  #56

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18206668 (external link)
I'm going to spell it wrong,.. Misha?
Truly small world!
One of the things I miss the most from my old job is working with the Ballet.

Yes! Though technically I'm related to his partner, Mark.


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