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

 
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May 24, 2015 13:08 |  #856

Never bother with filters just the hoods


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May 24, 2015 14:22 |  #857

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #17569302 (external link)
Never bother with filters just the hoods

I normally agree, I'm still torn on this lens though. I don't like how much length the hood adds to this lens. It goes from inconspicuous to "I'm a professional" look instantly. But the front element needs protecting it is so big.

I've been using it without the hood or a filter though


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May 24, 2015 14:56 |  #858

For all my lenses I buy cheap.metal lens hoods on ebay (Leica style hoods). They are a lot shorter than normal hoods (obviosuly not as effective) but add protection without adding extra glass


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May 24, 2015 15:00 as a reply to  @ GuitarDTO's post |  #859

If you are worrying about the extra 2 inches and how it looks your priorities are backwards.




  
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May 24, 2015 15:07 |  #860

gonzogolf wrote in post #17569400 (external link)
If you are worrying about the extra 2 inches and how it looks your priorities are backwards.

Nah, my priorities are just fine. The hood adds more than 2 inches, and for inconspicuous street style shooting it makes the lens a bit too noticeable. Thanks for your thoughts on my priorities though : )


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May 24, 2015 15:27 as a reply to  @ GuitarDTO's post |  #861

So the hood gets you noticed not the enormous black camera.? The hood helps to cut flare. Ive never understood why people invest in top end gear then get overly concerned about looks.




  
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May 24, 2015 15:43 |  #862

I just don't like the extra size hoods add but still want some protection in case I bump the lens of something. Nothing to do with looks.


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May 24, 2015 15:44 |  #863

I agree, the hood is there for a reason and doubles up as protection. I wouldn't worry what people in the street think.




  
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May 24, 2015 17:37 |  #864

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So the hood gets you noticed not the enormous black camera.? The hood helps to cut flare. Ive never understood why people invest in top end gear then get overly concerned about looks.

Yes, the lens with hood has gotten me noticed. Without it, not noticed. It's not about "looks", I don't care what anyone thinks about my camera or how I look with it. What I do care about is how the people I am photographing (mostly naturally and not in staged photoshoots) respond to the camera/lens I am pointing at them. Without the hood, the 135 looks more conspicuous and gets:
a. noticed less with strangers on the street
b. less awkwardness from people who are reluctant to have their picture taken.

My sister in law is a prime example for b). She doesn't like feeling like a zoom lens is honed in on her face, and it shows in the pictures.

Also, I like flare, and many times don't want to tame it. I almost strictly use lens hoods as a purely protection mechanism.

Bottom line, some people have preferences and needs that don't match yours.


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May 24, 2015 18:21 |  #865

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May 24, 2015 23:24 |  #866

I just use the hood, no filter. I find this lens in particular to be prone to flare and the hood virtually eliminates unexpected flare.

I also like the hood for working events, I just throw the lens and body in my ThinkTank bag with the hood and don't worry about a lens cap - always ready. It's kind of a game changer for me and resulted in a few shots I'd have otherwise missed. I like the deep hood. It's grown on me.

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May 24, 2015 23:57 |  #867

This is the last shot I will be posting in here guys:(

I have sold my 135 and she is off to a new home. It was hard to let her go but Ive moved on to a 70-200L IS USM mk2 as I transition into the fashion industry and take my career to the next level. I will be back some day when I pick another copy. I will visit from time to time to comment on images. Best of luck to everyone!

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May 25, 2015 02:21 as a reply to  @ JoeyBaccala's post |  #868

is there a dislike button somewhere?


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May 25, 2015 07:34 |  #869

JoeyBaccala wrote in post #17569943 (external link)
This is the last shot I will be posting in here guys:(

I have sold my 135 and she is off to a new home. It was hard to let her go but Ive moved on to a 70-200L IS USM mk2 as I transition into the fashion industry and take my career to the next level. I will be back some day when I pick another copy. I will visit from time to time to comment on images. Best of luck to everyone!

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May 25, 2015 08:35 |  #870

Can't wait for my copy to get here later this week. I'm excited!!!


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