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Not impressed by the 135L

 
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Dec 29, 2012 14:32 |  #91

gordorad wrote in post #15420454 (external link)
Ok, don't want to be a highjacker!!

It was with the 135mm.......shot with a 5d Mk II........

Thanks....

Atleast I was partially right by saying not 70-200mm f2.8 IS II. I had that lens and couldn't get this look in your shot.


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Dec 29, 2012 14:35 |  #92

Nice shot, but I don't see the highly acclaimed "signature" of the 135 in that! Hmmmmm.....


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Dec 29, 2012 14:36 |  #93

Nice Shots Steve, and welcome the the forums! Really like your watermark as well, nice touch. And yeah, that 400 I'd love to have for football and track....so many things to spend on, so little cash at hand. :(


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Dec 29, 2012 16:26 |  #94

wannabegood wrote in post #15420757 (external link)
Nice shot, but I don't see the highly acclaimed "signature" of the 135 in that! Hmmmmm.....

Post a link so we can download the entire raw file and check out the exif file please. I have the 135 and can generally tell a photo taken with that lens, especially at f/2. Now take a full body shot please and see if you can tell the difference.

The problem with that particular example is that it's an extreme closup which I could just as easily shot with the Sigma 50 at f/1.4 and had compareable results. The Sigma 50 and 85 are very good at color rendition same as the 135L.

Here's a couple of better examples of the 135L with a challenge of my own. Not all of the images are taken with the 135L. Without cheating and looking at the exif data, tell me what other lens I used and for which pic.

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D800 I Nikon 200 f2 VR 1 I Nikon 200 f2 ED AI-S I Nikon 135 f2 DC I Nikon 28-70 f/2.8 I Nikon 50 f/1.4G I Nikon 85 f/1.8G I Pentax 645D I SMC FA 645 75 F2.8 I SMC FA 645 45-85 F4.5 I SMC FA 645 200 F4
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Dec 29, 2012 22:29 |  #95

I love the 135L personally. It's always been a good reliable lens for me, in fact I gave up my 70-200 2.8L for this lens when I made the switch to just primes.

I had too much gear and money was getting tight so I had to decide between keeping my prime set or my zoom set. Needless to say, I don't miss the bulk of my zooms, and only once in a while do I miss the versatility, but I have no regrets about switching to only primes.

The 135L has a great reputation, and while it's not for every shooter, there are many ways to extract the most from it and get phenomenal results. It's hard to gauge the quality of a lens based on images posted on a forum or flickr.

If it turns out to not be the right lens for you, that's fine, but that doesn't make it any less of a lens to those of us that enjoy it.


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Dec 29, 2012 22:47 |  #96

Thorrulz wrote in post #15421132 (external link)
Here's a couple of better examples of the 135L with a challenge of my own. Not all of the images are taken with the 135L. Without cheating and looking at the exif data, tell me what other lens I used and for which pic.

Was the owl shot with the nifty?


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Dec 29, 2012 23:50 |  #97

I know the first 3 are with the 135, I just know the look on the images captured with that lens.
135 it is just amazing for me, can do almost everything with that lens.


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Dec 30, 2012 05:12 |  #98

Nightdiver13 wrote in post #15422225 (external link)
Was the owl shot with the nifty?

The owl was shot with the Sigma 50 f/1.4


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Dec 30, 2012 06:24 |  #99

I have the 135 and adore it. I also played with the 85 and it was nice. A little slow but still nice. Need a little more time on it.




  
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Dec 30, 2012 07:31 |  #100

Nightdiver13 wrote in post #15422225 (external link)
Was the owl shot with the nifty?

It couldn't be, the OOF highlights don't look that good with the Canon 50mm f/1.8. This is one of its limitations (5 blade aperture).

Thorrulz wrote in post #15422877 (external link)
The owl was shot with the Sigma 50 f/1.4

Your signature reads Canon 50mm f/1.8. Did you have the Sigma 50mm? If so why did you switch to the Canon 50mm f/1.8?


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Dec 30, 2012 08:12 |  #101

jimewall wrote in post #15423045 (external link)
It couldn't be, the OOF highlights don't look that good with the Canon 50mm f/1.8. This is one of its limitations (5 blade aperture).

Your signature reads Canon 50mm f/1.8. Did you have the Sigma 50mm? If so why did you switch to the Canon 50mm f/1.8?

I had some serious, lets say "discussions" with Sigma about their practices of not admitting and fixing a known problem with their 50mm f/1.4. I was ready to file a lawsuit against Sigma for not disclosing a possible defect introduced when surfacing the lens elements. Short story is I got my money back out of the lens and while it was an isolated incident in my history of owning Sigma lens. I will not buy another Sigma lens unless I drive 100 miles out of my way to a brick and mortar dealer and test it extensively.

So until I get together funds for the Canon 50 f/1.4 or maybe even the 50 f/1.2 I will be happy shooting with the 50 f/1.8 when needed.


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Dec 30, 2012 08:15 as a reply to  @ Thorrulz's post |  #102

First shot of the guy wearing an extra small shirt was shot with the 135L. I think.




  
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Dec 30, 2012 08:33 |  #103

Rittrato wrote in post #15423125 (external link)
First shot of the guy wearing an extra small shirt was shot with the 135L. I think.

You are correct and that's my oldest clowning, he likes to think of himself as making his clothing look tight.:lol:


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Dec 30, 2012 08:44 |  #104

Thorrulz wrote in post #15423173 (external link)
You are correct and that's my oldest clowning, he likes to think of himself as making his clothing look tight.:lol:

Nice shot, you know how to bring out the best of every lens. He kinda reminds me of Wolverine (Xmen)




  
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Dec 30, 2012 15:10 |  #105

id10t wrote in post #15420092 (external link)
It's sharp enough for a zoom and not quite as sharp as a prime.

What a quaint old school view :lol: The 70-200 ii mtf shows the zoom to be in practice identically as sharp as the 135 f/2. Here is one comparison:

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http://www.photozone.d​e …30-canon_135_2_5d?start=1 (external link)

Both lenses are very sharp.




  
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