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Should I get a 135 if I own he 100L?

 
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Dec 30, 2012 12:25 |  #1

Price right now makes it very tempting. I did not like the 70-200 2.8 bulk and I could use a fast longer lens.


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Dec 30, 2012 13:06 |  #2

What will that 35mm give you that the 100mm wont? I doubt there alot in IQ, depends on what you shoot really!


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Dec 30, 2012 13:12 |  #3

Tommydigi wrote in post #15423842 (external link)
Price right now makes it very tempting. I did not like the 70-200 2.8 bulk and I could use a fast longer lens.

Yes! Well, maybe. I don't know really, but I almost always encourage the spending of other people's money. :p

On a serious note, that was my reasoning for getting it myself. I figure the 135 + 1.4x is a good carry-around combo in place of the 70-200. Time will tell if I end up missing that big white beast.


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Dec 30, 2012 13:16 |  #4

200f2.8L's are pretty cheap nowadays...


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Dec 30, 2012 13:18 |  #5

100 is a great lens but the 135 seems very unique. Would be nice for indoor sports or indoors at school plays. I hated lugging the 70-200 around so this seems more my style.

Would it work with a kenko 1.4 ( I would like to use it with my 70-300 too)


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Dec 30, 2012 13:24 as a reply to  @ Tommydigi's post |  #6

Yes, the 135L works very nicely with a Kenko 1.4X. I don't know about the 70-300L as I don't have one.


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Dec 30, 2012 13:27 |  #7

Yes.


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Dec 30, 2012 13:30 |  #8

The 135L really isn't a very versatile lens. Yes, it produces gorgeous images, but consider the shutter speeds you need to combat handshake, especially when you're talking about indoor plays.


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Dec 30, 2012 15:17 |  #9

I have both and won't part with either.


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Dec 30, 2012 17:11 |  #10

135L and 400L are on my I don't really need but would like to have list. Same with the Sigma 35. I really don't need any of them but very interested. Maybe just a case of gear lust since I have not really purchased much gear this past year.


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Dec 30, 2012 17:19 |  #11
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where is it on sale? B&H is selling it for $989 after rebate which isn't particularly cheap?


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Dec 30, 2012 17:22 |  #12

Amazon has it for $900, which is pretty good.


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Dec 30, 2012 18:57 |  #13

You can get get a used 135 for about $800, the focus is insanely fast! Kicks the 100L for sure, especially when going from one extreme to another.

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Dec 30, 2012 19:00 |  #14

Thanks but for the extra $100 I would rather just get it new. That being the case I may just get one while the price is low, I can probably sell it for about 800 later on. Cheap rental


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Dec 30, 2012 19:03 |  #15

ammo wrote in post #15423943 (external link)
What will that 35mm give you that the 100mm wont? I doubt there alot in IQ, depends on what you shoot really!

You forgot about the extra stop of light/bokeh!

But I agree...the 135L is challenging to shoot with handheld, especially in low-light conditions and with the narrow DOF...I'm still trying to learn how to use mine...when I nail it, the result blows my mind...but it takes a bit of practice to nail it most of the time...


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