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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 09:28:33 AM »
Wow!

Overwhelming response and all suggest getting the 135L.

Thanks guys, it's now at the top of my wish list.

Time to start working on the wife ;)

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2012, 09:38:38 AM »
Thanks guys, it's now at the top of my wish list.

Good choice, and good luck...   ;)

I bought a 135L after owning the 70-200/2.8L IS II for a while.  For general use, I grab the zoom.  When I know I'm going to be shooting portraits or low-light action, I grab the 135L. 
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #17 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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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2013, 04:39:23 PM »
135L on it's way to me Saturday  :P
super excited. so much so i've already added it to my signature :)
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2013, 05:15:13 PM »
Lastcoyote, I see that you have the 100L as well.  I've been debating on the purchase of the 135L.  I'm really not interested in the 70-200 due to its size, weight, and conspicuousness.  I'd be curious to see what your thoughts are regarding having both the 100L and 135L, and if there is enough to justify both in one's camera bag.  Obviously, one doesn't go to f/2 and one doesn't do macro, but I figured I'd ask given the similar focal length.  Cheers, and good luck with the lens.
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2013, 06:15:21 PM »
Drjlo, excellent shots...showcases the bokeh for sure.

To the original poster, it's definitely worth buying the 135, in my opinion it's the best all around lens Canon makes.

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2013, 07:43:59 PM »
Lastcoyote, I see that you have the 100L as well.  I've been debating on the purchase of the 135L.  I'm really not interested in the 70-200 due to its size, weight, and conspicuousness.  I'd be curious to see what your thoughts are regarding having both the 100L and 135L, and if there is enough to justify both in one's camera bag.  Obviously, one doesn't go to f/2 and one doesn't do macro, but I figured I'd ask given the similar focal length.  Cheers, and good luck with the lens.

yeah i debated getting the 135L for a while now considering i have the 100L.
actually from reading lots on various forums on the web it's quite surprising how many people do have both of these lenses.

as you can see from my sig i'm rather in to my macro photography. started off with the 100L and then got the MP-E 65 which is of course a very specialised bit of kit indeed. i've used these lenses on my 40D for quite a while now.

now I have the 5D MK III i was really looking for a good close portrait lens. the 100L does ok for this but from what I've read of the 135L i think i'll just love it and will prefer that extra bit of reach on the full frame. i'm quite a shallow DOF lover and like to use it as much as I can for creative effect. photography is my hobby so I can take shots just how I want rather than to please others which is nice :)

the faster AF of the 135L will be handy. also i'm hoping to use this for gigs/theater etc.
the reputation of this lens is certainly a motivating factor too. but overall i think it'll be useful for various aspects of my photography desires.

for you it may possibly be a slightly more difficult decision as you not only have the 100L but the 85L as well.
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Re: 135mm L
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2013, 07:54:27 PM »

BBSV0053 by PVC 2012, on Flickr

Love this lens :)
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2013, 12:03:15 PM »
For me it depends on what I am shooting, for indoors I almost always use the 85 or the 135, once I get outside I change over to either the 200 or my 70-200, the 135 gives me excellent bokeh indoors that you cannot hardly get with any other piece of glass.

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2013, 08:28:55 AM »
good grief this things sharp!  :o  :P
my lovely shiney new 135L turned up today. Fired off some shots and boy does this thing live up to the hype.
Can't quite get my head around how it can be so sharp across the whole frame wide open at f2! stunning.
when i first took the lens cap off and was greeted by that big front element i couldn't hold back a big cheesy grin  :D

can't wait to go out and start shooting with this thing on my 5D3. oh yeah and the af is super quick and build is quality.
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2013, 08:52:12 AM »
Yes, a lovely little tele. Black, anonymous compared to the white teles. Only 72mm diameter, but looking at the front end, you can a feeling about f2.0 on 135mm.
Very sharp. Nice bokeh.

Enjoy it.

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2013, 11:43:12 AM »
good grief this things sharp!  :o  :P
my lovely shiney new 135L turned up today. Fired off some shots and boy does this thing live up to the hype.
Can't quite get my head around how it can be so sharp across the whole frame wide open at f2! stunning.
when i first took the lens cap off and was greeted by that big front element i couldn't hold back a big cheesy grin  :D

can't wait to go out and start shooting with this thing on my 5D3. oh yeah and the af is super quick and build is quality.
Congratulations. For me it isn't just the sharpness of the lens, but also the look of the images. There is just something special about the way they look.
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2013, 01:40:59 PM »
good grief this things sharp!  :o  :P
my lovely shiney new 135L turned up today. Fired off some shots and boy does this thing live up to the hype.
Can't quite get my head around how it can be so sharp across the whole frame wide open at f2! stunning.
when i first took the lens cap off and was greeted by that big front element i couldn't hold back a big cheesy grin  :D

can't wait to go out and start shooting with this thing on my 5D3. oh yeah and the af is super quick and build is quality.
Congratulations. For me it isn't just the sharpness of the lens, but also the look of the images. There is just something special about the way they look.

yeah i've heard that said before about this lens. just from testing it i can already see what you mean.
look forward to seeing this even more as i get some good use out of it.
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Re: 135mm L
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2013, 02:26:02 PM »
I have both 135L and 70-200 f/2.8 II, and the latter is plenty of lens for most situations, superior even, when longer shutter speed is needed due to the IS.  70-200 certainly is not lacking in sharpness, either.

What 135L has is bokeh, magical bokeh, with great center sharpness wide open at f/2.  Below was shot with 5DIII with 135L at f/2.  The next photo is a crop in the middle to show the sharpness.



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Very nice! It does have a magical look!

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2013, 07:27:22 PM »
Heavy crop, terrible lighting. 
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