Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Register to forums    Log in

FORUMS Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Lenses 
Thread started 22 Jan 2010 (Friday) 20:02
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links (only for non-logged)

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

Senior Member
897 posts
Joined Sep 2007
Location: Salinas, CA
Jan 25, 2010 18:09 |  #31

Just going off the images that are posted in the lens archive, I would say yes. I'm looking to save for that lens to shoot indoor volleyball and some portrait work as well. (external link)
Canon 1DMKII, 20D Gripped, 24-70 2.8L, 70-200 F2.8L, 400 5.6L, 1.4 TC MK2, 50 F1.8 MK2, 85 F1.8, 18-55 Kit, 580 EX MK1, 430 EX, 420 EX, ST-E2, CP-E3

189 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Toronto
Jan 25, 2010 18:12 |  #32

worth every penny

Brad ­ Remick
1,117 posts
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Philly, Pa.
Jan 25, 2010 20:49 |  #33

yes man! Super lens!

Some stuff that says "Canon" on it and a happy trigger finger.

"You miss 100% of the shots you never take" Wayne Gretzky (Yes, I know he was talking about hockey but it seems applicable here too):) (external link)

222 posts
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 30, 2010 15:55 as a reply to  @ Brad Remick's post |  #34

I got the lens yesterday. I tried it on my kids, and today I took pics of them at ice skating rink! Nice! The only thing, I hav hard time focusing on both eyes, although both eyes are in the same plane.... can you tell me the trick ?

;)Canon 5D MKII, 430EX, 70-200 f4L IS 24-105 f4L, 135 f2 L 85 1.8, lowerpro flipside 400AW
Nikon D40 with 18-270 II tammy for playing!!! (external link)

212 posts
Joined Mar 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Jan 30, 2010 17:38 |  #35

I just got mines yesterday too. I love the bokeh on just a few quick snaps, but it is really hard to hand hold at this focal length. It's ok when the shutter speed is really high, but around 1/60 I get a little worried.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III & FUJIFILM X-T1 mirrorless

35mm f/1.4L | 85mm f/1.2L II |135mm f/2L | 16-35mm f/2.8L II | 24-70mm f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/4L IS | 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Benro C2691T Travel Angel | GP-E2 GPS | EF 1.4x III
FUJINON 23mm 1.4 | FUJINON 35mm 1.4 | FUJINON 56mm 1.2

flickr (external link)

Todd ­ Lambert
I don't like titles
12,643 posts
Gallery: 9 photos
Likes: 131
Joined May 2009
Location: On The Roads Across America
Jan 30, 2010 17:50 |  #36

Very true... but then you're hand holding a 135mm lens at less than half the normal shutter speed, so it should cause some worry... heheh

4,390 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Jan 30, 2010 19:01 |  #37

You want to use at least 1/125th, 1/160 or 1/200 or faster is better. It is a telephoto lens and doesn't have IS so it needs a higher shutter speed. You can make up for this using the wide aperture but as the OP has noticed, at f/2 it can be tough to get both eyes in focus. There is no trick to that I'm afraid other than REALLY getting both eyes into the same plane (if only one is in focus then they are NOT in the same plane) or using a narrower aperture for wider depth of field.

flickr (external link) 1DIIN 40D 1NRS 650 1.4xII EF12II Pel8 50f1.8I 28-80II 17-40L 24-70L 100-400L 177A 199A OC-E3 RS-80N3

sponsored links (only for non-logged)

6,022 views & 0 likes for this thread, 24 members have posted to it.
adding one more lens 135 f.2. Is it worth the money ?
FORUMS Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Lenses 
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Forums   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset   •  Home

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.58forum software
version 2.58 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©

Latest registered member was a spammer, and banned as such!
2676 guests, 170 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15,144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018 Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.