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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2012, 11:37:32 PM »
I went with the 100L because it's a two trick pony and has IS. And impressive IQ. That made it incredible bang for the buck.

That said, I'm still attracted to the 135 and at some point will try it. It 'has that look' and also grabs more light and has more reach...good things for shooting stage, which I do. The big downer for me is no IS.

I don't want to start another debate of IS vs no IS, but just say that if your hands are as wobbly as mine, it helps in most every situation. I (unfortunately) easily motion blur a 1/200th shot with a 100mm lens and no IS enough to be noticeable, no matter how hard I try to 'bead the target'. Which is so strange since I'm so proficient with firearms...I suppose too bad for me that viewfinders don't work when holding a camera with fully extended arms...lol maybe I need to put a gun sight on top of my 5D2 so I can use all of these wonderful non IS lenses? But in all seriousness, IS and closeup would be the reasons to pick the 100L over the 135L IMO, given the length difference is not enough to matter to you. Otherwise 135L.
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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2012, 11:37:32 PM »

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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2012, 10:52:15 PM »
I went with the 100L because it's a two trick pony and has IS. And impressive IQ. That made it incredible bang for the buck.

That said, I'm still attracted to the 135 and at some point will try it. It 'has that look' and also grabs more light and has more reach...good things for shooting stage, which I do. The big downer for me is no IS.

I don't want to start another debate of IS vs no IS, but just say that if your hands are as wobbly as mine, it helps in most every situation. I (unfortunately) easily motion blur a 1/200th shot with a 100mm lens and no IS enough to be noticeable, no matter how hard I try to 'bead the target'. Which is so strange since I'm so proficient with firearms...I suppose too bad for me that viewfinders don't work when holding a camera with fully extended arms...lol maybe I need to put a gun sight on top of my 5D2 so I can use all of these wonderful non IS lenses? But in all seriousness, IS and closeup would be the reasons to pick the 100L over the 135L IMO, given the length difference is not enough to matter to you. Otherwise 135L.

There are rumors of an IS 135mm model being developed.  I'd be willing to pick up either, but I imagine the non is would be 1/2 as much as the IS... at least for a year after launch.
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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2012, 02:17:52 AM »
I don't have the 100L but I do have the 135L and it is a must have lens IMO.  The 100L is a macro so I would not compare them I would just consider them for different purposes.  I do have the 70-200 f/2.8 II and while it is an excellent work horse lens, it is not the same as the 135L.  I use them for different purposes as well and I need them both.  The 135L is very light and easy to use as a walk around lens.

135L examples with minimal editing...





Darn! I dunno what to say but these are some of the best photos I have seen in recent times. Did you get these colors and contrast right off the bat? Please say yes! =O

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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2012, 06:55:46 AM »
Having both the 70-200/2,8LISII and the 135/2L My advice it to get the zoom!
IQ is pretty much a tie, and the only thing that speaks for the prime is f:2.0 and weight.
 It's just that the zoom is so versatile :D

My prime sees far too little use now that the new 70-200 came along.

And as I see you are using 5D Mk3, the new zoom do have a newer type of focus system that will give improved accuracy vs. older lenses. Newer still (compared to 70-200) do have even better focus system, look at the the lensrental.com blog. Quite interesting stuff.

Still if money is an issue, the 135 is a great lens and do give superb IQ as shown in the thread.

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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2012, 09:09:26 AM »
Having both the 70-200/2,8LISII and the 135/2L My advice it to get the zoom!
IQ is pretty much a tie, and the only thing that speaks for the prime is f:2.0 and weight.
 It's just that the zoom is so versatile :D

My prime sees far too little use now that the new 70-200 came along.

And as I see you are using 5D Mk3, the new zoom do have a newer type of focus system that will give improved accuracy vs. older lenses. Newer still (compared to 70-200) do have even better focus system, look at the the lensrental.com blog. Quite interesting stuff.

Still if money is an issue, the 135 is a great lens and do give superb IQ as shown in the thread.

I've been disappointed with the 70-200mm f/4 L USM and the 70-200 f/2.8L USM... So I just don't want to be burned a third time.
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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2012, 09:23:56 AM »
I don't have the 100L but I do have the 135L and it is a must have lens IMO.  The 100L is a macro so I would not compare them I would just consider them for different purposes.  I do have the 70-200 f/2.8 II and while it is an excellent work horse lens, it is not the same as the 135L.  I use them for different purposes as well and I need them both.  The 135L is very light and easy to use as a walk around lens.

135L examples with minimal editing...


Darn! I dunno what to say but these are some of the best photos I have seen in recent times. Did you get these colors and contrast right off the bat? Please say yes! =O

Yes, the 1DX and 135 f/2 combo does a great job.  I spent about 45 seconds editing each of these.  Love that lens. :)
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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2012, 01:41:46 PM »

I've made the decision to scrap my 70-200L II IS for indoor volleyball, and use my 135L instead.  Yes I'll have to get off my butt, but it'll be worth it.  Side shots of people serving at f/2 is simply amazing.
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Kinda like this  :)

PVC18Black1D045 by PVC 2012, on Flickr

or this


PVC18Black1D041 by PVC 2012, on Flickr

LOVE the 135 for indoor volleyball.....
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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2012, 12:44:12 PM »
After spending some weeks thinking about this 135 and especially it's massive price tag (at least for me it is), I decided to trash my 70-200 4.0L non-IS (don't use it that often anyway) and get the 135 instead.

So now I own the 100L and the 135L. I am going out for a testdrive later this weekend to see if it's really that magic. But I very much hope so.
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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2012, 12:46:48 PM »
After spending some weeks thinking about this 135 and especially it's massive price tag (at least for me it is), I decided to trash my 70-200 4.0L non-IS (don't use it that often anyway) and get the 135 instead.

So now I own the 100L and the 135L. I am going out for a testdrive later this weekend to see if it's really that magic. But I very much hope so.

Enjoy! If you recieved a good 135L copy, You'll find it's just as sharp as your 70-200 F/4 @ F/2.

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Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2012, 12:46:48 PM »