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Got my New 135mm f/2.0L today.

 
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Jun 05, 2014 13:59 |  #16

Actually, I tried to stress what you said, P_Elting...

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Jun 05, 2014 14:13 |  #17

R Schade wrote in post #16952068 (external link)
Thanks to all of you. It's raining here in Latrobe, so no Duck picture today.
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It does wonders in cloudy, drizzley, kinda days, too. I've had to use a tripod a few times, but always loved the results, just a joy of a lens to use.


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Jun 05, 2014 14:35 |  #18

MalVeauX wrote in post #16953881 (external link)
You can make things pop with all kinds of lenses. They don't all have to be just a handful.

A $280 lens does this (85mm F1.4, and I manually focus). Pretty good "pop." Background destruction is what isolates the subject and makes them "pop out."


Very best,


More accurately, background destruction and having the whole subject sharp in focus (adequate DoF) makes them "pop out." From your two photos, the second one doesn't have enough of DoF for the subject, so not much pop; instead, the model "blends" into the blurred background, which is opposite of "pop" or "3D".

Check Dankata's amazing portraits made with 135L in this thread:

https://photography-on-the.net …ad.php?t=114500​5&page=598

He really mastered the "3D" properties of 135L, by finding the best distance to the subject + best distance to the background formula for full body portraits (plus good light, composition skills, and beautiful models of course!)


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Jun 05, 2014 14:44 |  #19

agedbriar wrote in post #16953883 (external link)
Actually, I tried to stress what you said, P_Elting...

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Oops. :oops: Dang internet forums. Sometimes you just can't tell. Sorry.


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Jun 05, 2014 15:03 |  #20

MalVeauX wrote in post #16953881 (external link)
You can make things pop with all kinds of lenses. They don't all have to be just a handful.

A $280 lens does this (85mm F1.4, and I manually focus). Pretty good "pop." Background destruction is what isolates the subject and makes them "pop out."

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Very best,


Then there is subject isolation with wider framing, like full body shots of adults.

This is where the pairing of FF camera and 135mm F2.0 is great.


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Jun 05, 2014 15:18 |  #21

Enjoy your lens sir...

I rented one for a wedding... It was the most difficult thing to send back... EVER!

Next on my hit list... :)


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Jun 05, 2014 15:32 |  #22

Yes, i agree with both of you.


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Jun 05, 2014 16:16 |  #23

I have this and the 85L ii, I love them both, but the 135L is half the weight, focuses way faster, and is half the price. One of the best bargains in the L lineup


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Jun 05, 2014 16:45 |  #24

Compressing/destroying the background frames your subject against an obscure blur of color. Keeping background elements in the frame, but out of focus, and getting a sharp focus on your subject makes them pop.

35mm:

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Jun 05, 2014 16:51 |  #25

agedbriar wrote in post #16952947 (external link)
3D? You can't be serious!

yes like 3D with Dankata photos :)

https://photography-on-the.net …p=15040937&post​count=3153


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Jun 05, 2014 16:53 |  #26

Congrats ! for the new lens
enjoy


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Jun 05, 2014 16:56 |  #27

mystik610 wrote in post #16954219 (external link)
Compressing/destroying the background frames your subject against an obscure blur of color. Keeping background elements in the frame, but out of focus, and getting a sharp focus on your subject makes them pop.

35mm:

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Very nice photo with the 35mm


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Jun 05, 2014 16:58 |  #28

I just wish mine was sharper. Least sharpest lens in my bag....

j/k :) I love it so much I sold the 70-200. although I picked up a 120-300.


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Jun 05, 2014 17:52 |  #29

moltengold wrote in post #16954228 (external link)
yes like 3D with Dankata photos :)

https://photography-on-the.net …p=15040937&post​count=3153

Now, I really must apologize!

I was shure that the image I attached to that post (with the pronounced 3D effect) made it obvious that my 'opposing' comment was humorous.

(Not to mention that the issue has been clarified in the subsequent posts.)




  
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Jun 05, 2014 18:22 |  #30

Sorry, folks - I like the 135L as much as the next guy, but I haven't seen anything terribly '3D' in this thread (or linked) yet.


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