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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM (Thread 3)

 
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Jan 17, 2017 16:37 as a reply to  @ post 18247569 |  #2836
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Canon could conceivably make a 135 IS II. Don't they have to make the 135 IS first? :) (I hope they don't.)




  
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Jan 17, 2017 17:51 |  #2837

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Jan 17, 2017 23:11 |  #2838

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #18247569 (external link)
I've owned both, and sold both, and I 100% agree - zero overlap how I actually used them.

- The 135L was shot at F2 or F2.8 for portraits and also used as an indoor sports lens - always shot at F2.
- The 70-200F4 was used at F4 to F8 on my 5DSR for tack sharp portraits with OCF

As I also owned the 70-200F2.8 II, I didn't get enough use from the F4 version, so I basically traded it in for the Sigma 24-105 F4 that I use for the 5DSR with Flash for Portraits. I also didn't use the 135L enough, just not quite my FL, and I just could not get it to work with the 5DSR unless I used a 1/640-1/1000 SS so I swapped it for the Tamron 85 1.8 VC because of the VC.

If the the rumored 135L II IS, indeed comes with IS, then I think you could almost argue there is some overlap - but in that case, I think the overlap will be with the 70-200 F2.8 I IS - not the F4 version.

You couldn't just use your 135L at f4 to f8 to take tack sharp portraits with OCF?

What do I know; I do difficult lit church photography and portrait type work; I have a 135, the 70-200f4 and an 85 1.8, and think I should toss all 3 and go Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC and Sigma's new 85 ART. Love my 135 but I think I'd love the 85 ART more, could do indoor shooting more effectively, and with a 70-200 2.8 believe I could get by very well without my 135 for everything else.


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Jan 18, 2017 05:13 |  #2839

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Jan 18, 2017 06:09 |  #2840

mpstan wrote in post #18247942 (external link)
You couldn't just use your 135L at f4 to f8 to take tack sharp portraits with OCF?

What do I know; I do difficult lit church photography and portrait type work; I have a 135, the 70-200f4 and an 85 1.8, and think I should toss all 3 and go Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC and Sigma's new 85 ART. Love my 135 but I think I'd love the 85 ART more, could do indoor shooting more effectively, and with a 70-200 2.8 believe I could get by very well without my 135 for everything else.


And that is why most Wedding phtotogs use the 70-200 F2.8 IS - way, way more flexible (the FL range) and the IS is a huge issue which allows SS that you just cannot use with the 135L - especially if you use a 5DSR as I do - without Flash, I honestly couldn't get it tack sharp images, 90% of the time, using a SS below 1/1000. I know this may sound like an insane SS, and it isn't that high when using a 5D3 / 1Dxii type pixel density - and that is why I ended up selling my 50L, 85Lii and 135L - without IS there was just no way of using them. I moved to using a combo of a 70-200 F2.8 IS and a Tamron 85 1.8 VC on the 5DSR - the pixel density of the 5DSR allows the Tamron 85 to be cropped and act a lot like a 135L if required.


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Jan 18, 2017 18:48 |  #2841

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Jan 18, 2017 21:27 |  #2842

A couple more from a few weeks ago...


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Jan 19, 2017 10:10 |  #2843

CP3 Time...

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Jan 19, 2017 10:51 |  #2844

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Love the colors in this one. I'd love to know how managed to make all those colors so vibrant and distinctive while keeping the snow seemingly white. I've had a lot of trouble trying color correct my images lately. But I just can't figure out a repeatable process to do that in Lightroom (for what it's forth, I won't use Photoshop on a general basis as it would be too cumbersome).


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Jan 19, 2017 17:01 |  #2845

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Jan 19, 2017 17:06 as a reply to  @ tslclick's post |  #2846

The snow does not look right to me. Pink cast ... and just not snow white or snow bright.


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Jan 19, 2017 22:35 |  #2847

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Jan 20, 2017 18:09 |  #2849

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Jan 20, 2017 19:04 |  #2850

The famous statue of Poseidon in Gothenburg where i live, in the background the arches of the Art Museum can be seen. Shot handheld at night because my tripod was left at home.


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