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adding one more lens 135 f.2. Is it worth the money ?

 
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Jan 23, 2010 11:14 |  #16
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Not only is the 135L a great lens it is cheap right now. JR has a great price on it.


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Jan 23, 2010 12:05 |  #17

Yes it is!


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Jan 23, 2010 12:11 |  #18

superb lens but fiddling around with a TC will not be as flexible as the 70-200, its about speed, IQ and beautiful bokeh.


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Jan 23, 2010 12:41 |  #19

I have the 70-200 f/4L IS and love it. I don't use it often, but for travel I always have it with me for the flexibility of a zoom and sharpness close to a prime. I'm going to order the 135 f/2L probably next week as I am building my prime lens collection and love the bokeh. If anything, I may consider selling my 24-70 since the retail price today is $200 more than what I paid 2 years ago and the 35L has been on my camera 60% of the time. But, if I could only take one lens, the 24-70 is it.

Regarding the black vs. white lens, why do you care so much what other people think or want to be inconspicuous. Having a big / full slr camera attracts enough attention already. Don't be shy because you bought the camera for the love of taking pictures. If it attracts too much attention, embrace it and consider it as street cred. It's amazing at how many people come up to you and ask to take their picture. People automatically consider you a professional and proceed to hand you their point and shoot. If you are attracting the wrong attention of would be thieves, then insure your camera gear. I have a personal articles policy through State Farm that cost $1.25/$100 per year. Covers your gear in full, for the original price you paid, for damage / theft local and international. Photography is about capturing the moment and if you have to put on the wrong lens to be less noticeable, what's the point.


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Jan 23, 2010 12:59 |  #20

The white lens has gotten me into areas, at events, I would not have been able to enter otherwise :-)

I agree about the street creds. People take you more seriously if you want to take their picture. The other side of it is some people react the opposite way.


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Jan 23, 2010 13:35 as a reply to  @ post 9454189 |  #21

hey you guys are awesome.. THank you so much. I think I am going to add the 135 in the collection. Thank you guys!!!


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Jan 23, 2010 13:49 |  #22

135L, awesome lens, just love it. Great for portraits with distance and action, sports and so on.


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Jan 23, 2010 13:54 |  #23

Actually when I shot with white lens, someone just contacted me to take picture of her daughter for senior year book... :)

Now other question :
should you get 135 or upgrade your 70-200 to 2.8 IS ?


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Jan 23, 2010 13:57 |  #24

I checked JR, great price! But it is out of stock :(


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Jan 23, 2010 13:59 |  #25

a sleeper lens for the range is the 55-250IS. not super sharp at 250 but decent lower down, small, light and unassuming when you aren't trying to sneak into the pro area...


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Jan 23, 2010 14:01 |  #26

A 55-250 might keep you out of the pro area rather than get you in ;-)a


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Jan 23, 2010 14:02 |  #27

Yes, that's why you have a white lens for those days ;-)a


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Jan 23, 2010 14:20 |  #28

I have 55-250, it's really nice but I dropped it and not planning to get another one.


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Jan 23, 2010 14:41 as a reply to  @ blissonearth's post |  #29

Sold my 70-200 2.8 to fund the 135 and have no regrets, its a great lens.


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Jan 25, 2010 17:37 as a reply to  @ DavidR's post |  #30

besides, the 55-250 doesn't work on my FF.

I just bought 135 from Adorama for $999 with shipping. I can't wait to take pics with it. Thank you all so very very much!!!


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