I have the 35L, 85L and 135L
the 135L is my precious
the 135L is my precious
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I can drive a car... but I wouldn't race a car. I can drive a taxi and get paid to drive, but it doesn't mean that I'm capable of performing at a high level. Money doesn't define being a professional... it is the skill that is developed and honed to excellence.
Thank you for the lovely comments - very much appreciated!
It's very likely that the lights in the arena are flickering and that you'll need a slower shutter speed to catch the whole cycle of flickering. Such is the case with a lot of indoor stadium lighting.
The funny thing is, I don't otherwise use that lens very often on full frame (though it was my favourite on APS-C)
Many people seem to buy softboxes, use them for awhile and then sell them.
Others buy some, use them for a while, and then buy more.
Here's a natural light portrait at f/2. Notice the detail in her face. Incredibly sharp:
Here's a shot from a concert at f/1.4 under stage lighting (also shows off 5D Mk 3 ISO 6400 performance):
Here's a shot at f/2 showing nice circular bokeh of lights in the background:
Here's a shot at f/1.4 showing smoothly rendered out of focus areas:
Finally for the Sigma, here's a f/2 shot showing great color and contrast rendering in natural light:
Here's one from the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II:
I looked at all my lenses; none of them have triggers. This may be something the current owner added himself. I'd be careful.LOL, you make me laugh a lot!
I will be happy to post some RAW images taken with the Sigma and 5D Mk III when I get home from work...maybe 2 hours.
I did a wedding with a rented 85 1.2 and bought the Sigma after that. The comparision is easy:
The 85L has a very nice special look but you have a lot of shrap behause the AF is so slow that your subject is leaving Deep of Field at 1.2 before the AF finished. You get only really good pics and a lot of scrap nothing in between.
The Digital Picture review with it mouse over comparison images is really useful. If you look at those subtle differences and decide the Canon is worth 2x the cost, then by all means, go for it.
Personally, I would buy the Sigma AND a nice used 135mm f/2L for the same money.