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Jul 15, 2010 03:46 |  #4156

JayStar86 wrote in post #10539952 (external link)
nope.... not planning on shooting small thing really closely. This is going to be a tough one. Not sure If I want to give up my 100L for the 135L or not. Good thing is I have time to decide.:confused:

The good news is, as it stands, you still have a very capable moderate tele for portraits.


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Jul 15, 2010 03:52 |  #4157

I think I would keep the 100L, I get a lot more keepers with it than the 135L mainly because of firstly the IS and secondly the sharpness.
I find I have to have a shutter speed over 1/150 to be sure I dont get a blurred shot, the 100L, well I have shots under 1/25 and there still sharp the only problem then is getting my son or bugs to sit still....
I will sell my 135 when I can afford to buy a 200 f2 IS, maybe!


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Jul 15, 2010 06:37 |  #4158

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Matt, these are stunning pics.
I have just bought the 135L after looking at this thread for a while, and seeing your pictures reinforces why...I look forward to it's arrival!
Seems that some lenses have a special quality, and this is one that does.
Have you done any PP on this guys?


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Jul 15, 2010 06:43 |  #4159

thatkatmat wrote in post #10539101 (external link)
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wow matt, very nice :D




  
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Jul 15, 2010 06:54 |  #4160

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I'll see your squirrel and raise you a chipmunk

incredible!!


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Jul 15, 2010 07:33 |  #4161

Since I own a 85L1.2II I don't use so much my 135L2.0 :confused:. Yesterday, I tried it again after a few months, it's not so versatile as a 85L, but gives me nice results :D.

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I imagine I won't keep it a long time anymore :( , but it's probably the best ratio price/quality in canon gears.

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Jul 15, 2010 08:00 |  #4162

First off....GREAT shots newworld66....^^^

Ricardo222 wrote in post #10540374 (external link)
Matt, these are stunning pics.
I have just bought the 135L after looking at this thread for a while, and seeing your pictures reinforces why...I look forward to it's arrival!
Seems that some lenses have a special quality, and this is one that does.
Have you done any PP on this guys?

Second....Thanks for all the nice compliments, I need to come to this thread more often:o
Yeah, Ricardo, I cropped both shots a bit to tighten them up and did my usual steps in LR3...Saturation, black levels sharpening......I think most importantly I didn't shoot these wide open, I stopped down to 2.8 which really gave me the look I wanted. This lens is so good wide open that sometimes I forget to stop down...:)

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I WANNA EAT IT IT'S SO ADORABLE!!!

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Jul 15, 2010 08:51 as a reply to  @ post 10539871 |  #4163

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I think I am going to come back to the ever so loved 135L

Is that yours up for trade on CL?


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Jul 15, 2010 10:19 as a reply to  @ -g-'s post |  #4164

I don't use the lens anywhere near often enough... I've been thinking about selling it for that reason but I know I'll regret it.

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Jul 15, 2010 10:43 |  #4165

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Do you want to be able to shoot small things really closely? Get the 100... 100 makes a great portrait lens .. The 135 doesn't do Macro so well.

Just get a few extension tubes... It actually does macro extremely well. It does so well that I sold my 100 Macro :D.

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Almost 1:1.

I'm the world's worst person to ask. I routinely hand hold the 300 f/2.8 and the 500 f/4 down to as low as 1/60 in extreme cases (shooting helicopters) but I suck eggs at hand holding my 135. :(

I have a hunch it's becaase the 135 has the most mass out at the front element and once it starts to "swing," it's hard to dampen.

It is a matter of getting used to and some good technique, that's all. Just hold it a bit further towards the front with your left hand.

The above photograph was shot at 1/160s, F/8, iso 800, an extender 1.4X (so really F/11), and a few extension tubes, on a 5D II, as I mentioned, almost 1:1, and all of this handheld.

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Jul 15, 2010 14:59 |  #4166

I've always thought about getting extention tubes but never have....Prolly should

Not sure if I posted these yet, not in this thread anyways, last weekend...

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Jul 15, 2010 15:02 |  #4167

thatkatmat wrote in post #10542994 (external link)
I've always thought about getting extention tubes but never have....Prolly should

Nice Imagery Dood...

There was a guy on POTN for a while (Seattle Speedster maybe?) who was doing rediculously cool things with tubes + 85 1.8 or the 135.

I think you'd probably rock them...


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Jul 15, 2010 15:05 |  #4168

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #10539963 (external link)
The good news is, as it stands, you still have a very capable moderate tele for portraits.

^^^ yah, the 100L is a solid all around lens. No doubting that.

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I think I would keep the 100L, I get a lot more keepers with it than the 135L mainly because of firstly the IS and secondly the sharpness.
I find I have to have a shutter speed over 1/150 to be sure I dont get a blurred shot, the 100L, well I have shots under 1/25 and there still sharp the only problem then is getting my son or bugs to sit still....
I will sell my 135 when I can afford to buy a 200 f2 IS, maybe!

^^^ thats the magic of the 100L. No more blurry shots. But thats just it... let me explain. I find after using the 100L and 135L that im always outdoors with them and my shutter speed is well above 1/100 all the time anyways. The only time I see myself shooting indoors with the 100L and 135L is maybe like indoor sports or I can see the need for slow shutter speeds when its dark outside. But 95% of the time its outside in available light where the shutter speed doesn't come down too much. Now if I was doing a fair amount of macro work that would change things. But Im not.

I think its sadly time to let the 100L go. :( It makes more sense to have the 135L and get a 1.4 TC giving me a more versatile setup. If in the future the bank account allows me to do so, then, I will reacquire the 100L as that lens certainly has its uses.

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Is that yours up for trade on CL?

^^^ yup it is. Thought I would see if someone is looking to make a swap. I got a few buy offers instead... one of them someone I know... so i might just sell it outright and look for a 135L to buy! i would have preferred a trade though.


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Jul 15, 2010 15:40 |  #4169

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #10543012 (external link)
Nice Imagery Dood...

There was a guy on POTN for a while (Seattle Speedster maybe?) who was doing rediculously cool things with tubes + 85 1.8 or the 135.

I think you'd probably rock them...

Thanks Jay.....Yeah, I remember dude, he was supposed to sell me a 35L once but he ended up keaping it...LOL He had some cool stuff though, crazy flower shots.....

I mean, tubes are cheap, why not right?


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Jul 15, 2010 18:57 |  #4170

thatkatmat wrote in post #10543274 (external link)
Thanks Jay.....Yeah, I remember dude, he was supposed to sell me a 35L once but he ended up keaping it...LOL He had some cool stuff though, crazy flower shots.....

I mean, tubes are cheap, why not right?

Just buy Jay's 100L. You need one. :lol:


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