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My 135mm f2 vs 70-200mm f2.8 IS ver 70-200mm f2.8 IS II tests

 
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Nov 20, 2010 00:23 |  #1

Finally got some time to run some side by side tests. It is raining outside and dark so had to do these in my kitchen.

135mm @f2

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135mm @f2.8
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70-200mm f2.8 IS ver I @135mm and f2.8
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70-200mm f2.8 IS ver II @135mm f2.8
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5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
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Nov 20, 2010 00:24 |  #2

100% crops of the area in focus:

@f2.8, 135mm-ver I - Ver II in that order

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Nov 20, 2010 00:26 |  #3

Out of focus highlights. I used small lighted christmas Santa which you put on your window as the bg to create some highlights.

@f2.8, 135mm, ver I and Ver 2. 100% crop.

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Wine glass behind the olive oil bottle. Had to move a bit as I was using camera bracket for 135mm f2 but needed to use tripod collar for 70-200mm f2.8 versions.

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Nov 20, 2010 00:26 |  #4

Between Ver I and ver II @200mm, f2.8

Ver 1

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Ver 2
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Nov 20, 2010 00:29 |  #5

100% crops at 200mm, f2.8 for the area in focus.

Ver I on left, Ver II on right

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Nov 20, 2010 00:33 |  #6

All really close.


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Nov 20, 2010 00:48 |  #7

100% crop of out of focus highlights at 200mm f2.8

Ver I on left, ver II on right

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5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
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Nov 20, 2010 00:49 as a reply to  @ mikeassk's post |  #8

holy octagons.



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Nov 20, 2010 00:55 |  #9

between 135mm @f2.0 vs 70-200mm f2.8 IS ver II @f2.8

Area in focus, 100% crop

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Nov 20, 2010 00:57 |  #10

I'd say that 135mm and v2 are both very close, with v1 a bit behind in sharpness. If all the pictures are cropped from the same two pictures. Then i'd say that 135 and v2 are definitely in the same league. However, I think the focus is a bit different on the two pictures. If you look at the focus on of the "extra virgin olive oil" Focus is on between V and E of the word "OLIVE" for the 135mm, and the focus is on the O and L of the word "OLIVE" for the v2.


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Nov 20, 2010 00:58 |  #11

Last one between 135mm @f2.0 vs 70-200mm f2.8 IS @f2.8

Out of focus highlights. Don't know why they so bigger @f2.0, I didn't move (maybe just a little when changing lens)

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Nov 20, 2010 00:59 as a reply to  @ HyperYagami's post |  #12

3 awesome lenses!




  
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Nov 20, 2010 01:12 |  #13

ckckevin wrote in post #11316038 (external link)
I'd say that 135mm and v2 are both very close, with v1 a bit behind in sharpness. If all the pictures are cropped from the same two pictures. Then i'd say that 135 and v2 are definitely in the same league. However, I think the focus is a bit different on the two pictures. If you look at the focus on of the "extra virgin olive oil" Focus is on between V and E of the word "OLIVE" for the 135mm, and the focus is on the O and L of the word "OLIVE" for the v2.

Kevin, I don't have a live view camera so everything is just simple AF on my 1dmk2 with 10 sec timer. When I change lens I had to move just a bit as 135mm is light so I just use the L bracket of my camera. For 70-200mm f2.8 IS I used a lens bracket on the tripod collar.

BTW - Ver I is the one I bought from you. Had to send to canon for loose front ring but it is working.


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Nov 20, 2010 01:13 as a reply to  @ david lacey's post |  #14

OP, very nice test. I know the 135L is good @ F2, but I am not aware the bokeh is not round for the 135L @ F2.8.

Between the 70-200L I and II, it confirms other reviews. The II is sharper, but it has harsher bokeh. There is a bright rim around each bokeh circle which will make it harsh in some situations.


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Nov 20, 2010 01:14 |  #15

I am sleepy but I don't see much difference like some folks are saying about the ver II. Maybe I got better version I.

Also lot of folks are saying that bokeh on II is bad compared to I. I don't see that either. Maybe it is just me.

Comments welcome.


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