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Feb 02, 2012 08:04 |  #5911

@VillanuevaPhotography don't make this difficult
@Alas are you allowed to shoot at 1.8 with this lens :)

Great shots from the both of you, I'd also like to add a 135 as well , I just want ( need) 2 solid lenses and I'm good.


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Feb 02, 2012 08:16 |  #5912

mkville wrote in post #13807348 (external link)
Rented this last weekend, me like

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Feb 02, 2012 08:16 |  #5913

Came in the mail today! Here is my first shot with it. 1.2 of course.

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Feb 02, 2012 09:32 |  #5914

PWard wrote in post #13811862 (external link)
same. I've been eyeing the 135L as my next lens.

I haven't felt restricted in the least. It's not "oh that's the wrong lens for XXX kind of shot"....all lenses are capable of all shots, some more suited to the task than others. shoot with what you got, and get creative in your perspective using your available focal length.

135L is also my next purchase. But also seriously considering the 100L or 70-200 f/2.8 IS as alternatives..


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Feb 02, 2012 09:33 |  #5915

I considered the 100L...the 70-200 2.8 IS I or II is nice as well....but they can't beat the 135L at f/2.0 ;)


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Feb 02, 2012 09:33 |  #5916

mkville wrote in post #13812076 (external link)
@VillanuevaPhotography don't make this difficult
@Alas are you allowed to shoot at 1.8 with this lens :)

Great shots from the both of you, I'd also like to add a 135 as well , I just want ( need) 2 solid lenses and I'm good.

Haha, My thumb must have scrolled my 1D wheel because it usually lives @ 1.2. Not complaining, though!

What 2 solid lenses are you considering?


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Feb 02, 2012 10:27 |  #5917

Hey Eric, right now I'm leaning with the 50 and a 135 , I have a 85 1.8 which I really like but that would be more for strobist stuff. My only dilemma is can I live without the 24-70 !!!


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Feb 02, 2012 15:41 |  #5918

You can or can't live without it? I kind of miss the practicality of a zoom but I LOVE the amount of light this bad boy lets in.. Flare city USA and I'm lovin' it.

Right now I'm running a 28 and 50. That 135 really would compliment my set. But the 70-200 also looks so freaking versatile. I'm pretty sure I'd be happy with the sharpness and usability of both. The 135 seems a bit more specialized, but I'm okay with that. I'm not too sure how I'd handle the BIG 70-200 though, I'd definitely need a new bag.. or another one.


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Feb 02, 2012 18:46 |  #5919

In such a stressful environment, how did you manage to take shots like that?


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Feb 02, 2012 19:51 |  #5920

Thanks to this thread, I just grabbed this lens to go with my newly acquired 5D. My first impression was the size. It was actually smaller than I anticipated. Informal shooting, focus seems spot on and I am excited to start using it. Like others, I am considering the 135L with the current instant rebates.


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Feb 02, 2012 22:02 |  #5921

tomcat7886 wrote in post #13815450 (external link)
In such a stressful environment, how did you manage to take shots like that?

No one notices me when they're stressed out like that.

Easy! :p


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Feb 03, 2012 05:46 |  #5922

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You piqued my interest when you said 3D. Forgive my intrusion, but I'm currently cross-shopping a bunch of primes, including the famous Zeiss 2/35 and 1.4/35. How's the 50L 3D-ness and contrast, compared to the Zeiss? Different FL I know. Appreciate any feedbacks and sorry again for crashing in. :)

Have a look at some of the pictures by member "Wem" in this thread, to see what I mean. I particularly like his picture of the market, near a church, in Leuven, Belgium. And there are quite a few others. Start browsing at page 30 or thereabout, and move forward :D.

As to Zeiss: you have to like the look these lenses create, and that is a very personal thing. Having tested quite a few of them, I've come to the conclusion they are not for me, give me a 24L, 50L, 85L, 135L, 180L any day. These are all capable of creating 3D images, where 50L and 135L are probably best. 3D-ness is about isolation and transition to OOF, and actually can be created in PP as well.

As to contrast - I think there is a lot of hype surrounding this, as essentially Canon Ls generally show great contrast, and the newest ones are better than ever.

Essentially, Canon Ls are probably better at some points, and Zeiss lenses at other points. IMO from that POV, on average, it is possibly much of a muchness. However, when it comes to SOOC images, and ease of PP, for me Canon comes first. Of course, YMMV.

As to the 50L specifically - you have to see the images to believe it. Ideally you may want to rent a few lenses for a while, to see which you like best, but I am a great fan of the 50L, and despite testing 30+ 50 mm lenses, IMO there is nothing that beats it. :D

Kind regards, Wim


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Feb 04, 2012 11:05 |  #5923

"Little Keg" at f/1.8:

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Feb 04, 2012 12:05 as a reply to  @ filharmoniusz's post |  #5924

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Feb 04, 2012 15:50 |  #5925

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