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Lenses / Re: 100 f/2.8L or 135mm f/2L
« on: November 15, 2012, 12:07:49 PM »
The 100L is almost $100 cheaper and you get macro and IS. IMO it's a better value portrait lens.

The 135L is teh portrait lens. Its a stop faster and has more compression. Plus, you can get used copies for around 750$.

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Lenses / Re: 100 f/2.8L or 135mm f/2L
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:16:53 AM »
Hi Everybody,

I'm looking into getting a 100 f/2.8L or 135mm f/2L, to do some portrait/ macro work. I won't be using the Macro a ton, but would like the feature. As of today, my budget only allows for one or the other, so I could use your help in deciding between the two.

Right now, I'm using a 24-70 f/2.8L Mark I, and a 50mm 1.4 on a 50D Body.

Recommendations?

The 135L is the best portrait lens for the money. You can get pretty close for light macro work with extension tubes if you really want.

If you do more macro than portraits, The 100L is for you.

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Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:13:57 AM »
The 135L is a magic Black Tube with AF. I prefer it over the 70-200MM for light excursions.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:14:32 AM »
Interestingly thats what I am willing to pay for the 200 F2   :P

Interesting, I didn't know you could get a 200mm F/2 IS for 2799$.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:07:48 AM »


135 F/1.8L IS USM <----- I Really wants one.

Will you buy it for $2199 ?   :P

Oops... you mentioned IS, I had not factored that in... so lets add another 600 for that... so will you buy it at

$2799?

YES!  8)

2799$?

YES!

If course my expectations are the performance of the 200mm F/2L. On the side note, This is post # 1337.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:04:21 AM »
Lets hope that canon doesn't derp like nikon did with PC-E & the D800.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:01:28 AM »


135 F/1.8L IS USM <----- I Really wants one.

Will you buy it for $2199 ?   :P

YES!  8)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:59:05 AM »
I like this sigma. Perfect Price, Great MTF, Looks good, a proper Aperture for a prime, and No IS.

I will buy this lens when the reviews are finally out. Is this lens weather-sealed by any chance?

You'll buy it?  But...but...it's not a 135mm f/1.8L IS...   ???

I have a large hedge fund for the 135mm 1.8L IS Because thats what it will take.  ;D

So this sigma will be a completely seperate issue.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:31:07 AM »
I like this sigma. Perfect Price, Great MTF, Looks good, a proper Aperture for a prime, and No IS.

I will buy this lens when the reviews are finally out. Is this lens weather-sealed by any chance?

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:28:43 AM »
Please don't let this descend into yet another Canon sensor vs Nikon sensor debate. They've become boring and pointless.

How about the future of APS-H? Oh...wait... that's boring and pointless as well.

Will there be a 7DII? Super boring and super pointless.

In fact, I'm having a hard time coming up with a topic that hasn't been flogged to death on this forum.

I know. Even the lens caps have been beaten into dust in these forums.

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Lenses / Re: Advice needed aps-c long prime
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:26:35 AM »
Hi,

I am a rebel user and love indoor soft light style portraits, using window light etc.

I use a 50mm 1.4 + Samyang 85mm 1.4 MF. Both are superb.

I wanted to purchase something longer with AF (using the samyang MF requires a tripod) than can be used for candid head shoulder shots, both indoors and out no flash.

I was looking at:

canon 85mm 1.8
canon 100 2
Canon 100mm macro L IS 2.8
Canon 135mm f/2

Obviously the price range of the first 2 options is opx 1/3 then the second two.

Any of our seasoned users can give me some input ?

thanks

100mm F/2 if your strapped for cash, But preferably the 135L if you can.

The 135L is just a magic black tube with AF. On crop bodies, You'll have to deal with a minimum shutter speed of 1/200th or faster. This can be a problem because you can't bump the ISO too high on Canon Crop bodies before it look gahh. On the same token, the extra lens sharpness will allow you to be more aggressive with the NR w/o losing too much detail.

The 135L was my first L grade lens. I will never depart from it, unless a 135mm F/1.8L IS USM is released. Then, I'd part with it.  ;D


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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:18:36 AM »
New Fast Primes Canon!


35L II

50mm 1.4 II

135 F/1.8L IS USM <----- I Really wants one.


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Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 12, 2012, 04:48:21 PM »
After seeing those photos, This Sigma will be my 35mm of choice.

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Lenses / Re: Revenge of the Primes
« on: November 12, 2012, 02:32:25 PM »
24L - 50L - 135L were my choice. Very expensive and took time to get but well worth it.

Or

28mm 1.8 - 50mm 1.4 - 100mm f/2. Much more reasonable setup.

That's what I've got: 28mm 1.8 - 50mm 1.8 - 100mm f/2. All nice lenses, the 100 is great for sports. Although I have to say I never use the 28 anymore since I got the 17-40 a few months ago.

Usually I switch between the 17-40 and the 50. Since I've got the cheapy 1.8 this new rumored 50 sounds very interesting to me!

But to answer your question: if you do a lot of landscape/wide-angle then I wouldn't go for primes. The comfort of being able to zoom beats shallower DOF. ;)

I do hope your not excluding the 17mm & 24mm T&S.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 12, 2012, 02:27:24 PM »
If you don't like canon, Well Shoot Nikon.

If you Don't like Nikon, Well shoot pentax.

If you don't like pentax, Well Shoot sony.

If you don't like Sony, Err... Shoot Canon?

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