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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM (Thread 3)

 
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Mar 30, 2017 02:32 |  #2986

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Mar 30, 2017 07:36 |  #2987

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Mar 31, 2017 12:20 |  #2988

This lens is great for Gymnastics.

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Mar 31, 2017 13:04 |  #2989

scobols wrote in post #18315826 (external link)
This lens is great for Gymnastics.

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In almost any indoor athletic gym / hockey arena / horrible lighting setup, the 135F2 is the best lens there is period - it will be interesting to see if the Sigma 135F1.8 can surpass it in these situations.


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Mar 31, 2017 13:21 |  #2990

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #18315876 (external link)
In almost any indoor athletic gym / hockey arena / horrible lighting setup, the 135F2 is the best lens there is period - it will be interesting to see if the Sigma 135F1.8 can surpass it in these situations.

I'm also curious to see how the Sigma compares.

I agree, for the price, the 135 is the best. I do love my 200 f/2 but in this instance it was just too long.

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Mar 31, 2017 21:50 |  #2991

Sigma won't as they will still have focus issues........until they crack canons code - they will always have issues. :(


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Mar 31, 2017 21:56 |  #2992
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Brules wrote in post #18316271 (external link)
Sigma won't as they will still have focus issues........until they crack canons code - they will always have issues. :(

I've had 3 Sigma lenses. Used to own the 70-200 OS. Still have the 12-24 II & 15mm FE. I've never had a focus issue with any of them on: 6D, 80D, 1DIV. Also used the 70-200 on 60D/7D/5Dc. Surprise! Never had a focus issue there, either.




  
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Mar 31, 2017 22:13 |  #2993

Lucky one I guess.....if you follow their threads they are hit and miss all over. I had one that was nothing but problems.


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Apr 02, 2017 17:18 |  #2994

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Apr 03, 2017 14:25 |  #2995

◄ 5D | Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM ►

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Apr 04, 2017 04:02 |  #2996

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Apr 04, 2017 05:00 |  #2997

Brules wrote in post #18316285 (external link)
Lucky one I guess.....if you follow their threads they are hit and miss all over. I had one that was nothing but problems.

At least you have the option to use the dock with the new lenses.




  
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Apr 04, 2017 07:28 |  #2998

dexy101 wrote in post #18318987 (external link)
At least you have the option to use the dock with the new lenses.

Brules wrote in post #18316285 (external link)
Lucky one I guess.....if you follow their threads they are hit and miss all over. I had one that was nothing but problems.

Unfortunately for Sigma, the dissatisfied customers are far more vocal than the satisfied ones, which leads to the popular belief fed by internet forum wisdom that only a minority of their distributed products actually deliver. Does that sound like a sustainable business plan? Yet Sigma remains profitable. Hmm.

The two Art lenses I have owned delivered on AF. One was spot-on out of the box, while the other one needed some work with the dock.


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Apr 04, 2017 07:59 |  #2999

My Sigma lens experience is as follows:

1) Bought the highly thought of 18-35 F1.8 crop lens (did this for my C100 with Dual Pixel Autofocus for low light situations. ALso had a 7D2 at the time so I fancied it as a fast indoor lens. The lens was fantastic on the C100 for video (but with no IS so it couldn't be handheld - I so wish they would bring out an IS version - so I ended up using it only very sporadically). For pictures, it just was so unpredictable - missed 40% of the time. I sold it when I unloaded my 7D2 and got only 50% of what I paid for it - so I do not agree that Sigma lenses hold their value better than Tamron lenses - and my local camera store in Toronto, where I am a very good customer, quoted me what they buyback Sigma lenses for and it isn't good.

2) When I purchased two 5DSRs, I did a major, major, major lens overhaul of all my lenses and ended up buying the Sigma 24-105 F4 OS and trading in 1/2 my other lenses (all my Canon Primes). I can confidently say, as I have tried basically every EF mount lens, there is no better lens, consistently better, on a 5DSR, than the Sigma 24-105 F4 OS - it has never, in 1000s of shots, missed a single shot on the 5DSR - even with outrageously low shutter speeds - just to see if I could do it sometimes. I understand this is an F4 lens, and thus can't be widely used by event Pros, but I am praying, seriously praying, that the upcoming Sigma 24-70 F2.8 OS (and I think the OS is the key here), can deliver the way the 24-105 does.

I have never heard of anything but problems with consistent focus with Sigma Primes - and this is from photogs that I know personally who shoot weddings - and for the most part, all eventually ditched them because the consistency ended up driving them crazy; and the local buyback prices, at least here in Toronto, would confirm that. Yes Sigma makes sharp lenses, and I think for enthusiasts they are a great choice, especially for cameras like the Sony on sensor phase detect A7Rii where you never miss focus (unless the object is moving quickly towards you), but outside of the Sigma zoom 24-105 F4 OS, I wouldn't buy any of them for high volume paid work.


Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.

  
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Apr 04, 2017 12:10 |  #3000

Great car portrait lens.

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