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Upgrading from 100mm f/2 to 135 f/2 L

 
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Nov 10, 2008 09:24 |  #1

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Nov 10, 2008 11:04 |  #2

I loved my 135mm L lens, but decided to sell in order to pick up the 70-200 f2.8 L. the 135 is super sharp.


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Nov 10, 2008 11:12 |  #3

Which body are you using, I've always read that the 100 f2 was an excellent lens, it may not be an "L" series lens but still it's received a lot of respect. That being, on my FF the 135L is probably my current favorite.


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Nov 10, 2008 12:22 |  #4

You say you like the focal length of the 100. Would 135 be an ok change or not?


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Nov 10, 2008 14:47 |  #5

I use a 5D. As for the longerfocal length, it would be a plus. I also use the 50/1.4 and 24/1.4.




  
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Nov 10, 2008 14:52 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #6

I own the 70-200/2.8 is and 24-105L as well. I think the 70-200 is enormous for a lot of the street and city shooting I do (although IQ is fantastic). I only use it for sports, zoos, and some paid gigs.




  
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Nov 10, 2008 14:57 as a reply to  @ shomat's post |  #7

On a full frame, the 135 F2 is a great, great lens. I have the 135 along with the 85 F1.8 on a 5D, and I find myself picking up the 135 for use much more often. The 85 is a great lens too and similar to the 100, but the 135 is still the better lens.

At the same time, it's also nearly twice the cost.




  
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Nov 10, 2008 15:10 as a reply to  @ rebelml's post |  #8

Besides the difference in focal lengths, these two lenses are superb. I am surprised that 100mm f2 is not an L lens at all. I love its light build and its super fast AF.

Bokehwise, there is little difference between the two subjectively.


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Nov 10, 2008 15:54 |  #9

I just went for the switch. From 7-200 2.8 IS > 135L. I think the 7-200 is going up for sale pretty soon. Look Here I started a thread on my first impression with the 135L.


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Nov 10, 2008 18:02 |  #10

Can you hear the echo coming from my wallet. I dropped by B&H this afternoon and picked up the 135. Thanks for the advice, guys.

M Powered: Great shots! The sharpness is incredibly impressive. I am looking forwarding using this lens.




  
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Nov 10, 2008 22:14 as a reply to  @ shomat's post |  #11

This lens is so good, you won't even get buyers remorse.


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Nov 10, 2008 23:14 |  #12

EcoRick wrote in post #6662938 (external link)
This lens is so good, you won't even get buyers remorse.

I am feeling a little guilty as I just picked one up from a fellow POTN member today. Maybe selling off my Sigma 70mm macro will make me feel better. :)

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Nov 11, 2008 04:02 |  #13

How does it compare with your Sigma 50-150 at the same focal length?


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