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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2013, 08:29:14 PM »
So I spent the past couple of weeks researching portrait lenses (mostly this one and the 85mm f1.2), and partly as a result of this thread, I picked up the 135mm this afternoon.  I can't wait to get out with it a bit tomorrow.  I think my fiancée will really enjoy not waiting around for the slow focus of the 100mm f2.8L... fewer frozen smiles, here we come!
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2013, 08:29:14 PM »

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2013, 09:51:17 PM »
So I spent the past couple of weeks researching portrait lenses (mostly this one and the 85mm f1.2), and partly as a result of this thread, I picked up the 135mm this afternoon.  I can't wait to get out with it a bit tomorrow.  I think my fiancée will really enjoy not waiting around for the slow focus of the 100mm f2.8L... fewer frozen smiles, here we come!

http://ramonlperez.tumblr.com/post/33253428138/fast-prime-shoot-out-pt-1-85mm-1-2l-ii-mini-review

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2013, 11:31:28 PM »
I'll reiterate, pretty much everybody needs to just buy this lens and forget about researching it.  Every time I put it on the camera...it's magic.  It doesn't care what it's aimed at, the result will be art, at least on some level. 

40 minutes after sunset (well into the "blue hour"), hand-held, center point autofocus (then re-compose), 1/100 second, f/2, ISO 400, my front yard, cropped about 60%, distance to deer about 250 yards.  This obviously doesn't showcase any bokeh or much color saturation...but I recently was looking at some of my snow shots, and still got a kick out of this one.  (sorry for the small web size). 

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2013, 11:47:07 PM »
Nobody hates the 135L I think that's enough proof
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2013, 12:06:09 AM »
So I spent the past couple of weeks researching portrait lenses (mostly this one and the 85mm f1.2), and partly as a result of this thread, I picked up the 135mm this afternoon.  I can't wait to get out with it a bit tomorrow.  I think my fiancée will really enjoy not waiting around for the slow focus of the 100mm f2.8L... fewer frozen smiles, here we come!

http://ramonlperez.tumblr.com/post/33253428138/fast-prime-shoot-out-pt-1-85mm-1-2l-ii-mini-review

I recently read your review of the 50L and found it very informative.  There is someone in my area who has the 50L on Craigslist for a very tempting price.  I already own the 85 1.2 and plan to buy the 135L in the very near future.  I currently own the Sigma 50mm f/1.4, but have that red ring addiction.  With my current obsession with primes, the 50 1.2 seems like the next logical upgrade... If the price is right, of course. :-)

Has anyone had experience shooting babies with the 135L?  I ask because I'm expecting my first child in less than two months, and have been "upgrading" my lens lineup from wide angle architecture to fast primes in anticipation of my kid being my new photographic muse.  Already picked up the 85L for its spectacular DoF and bokeh.  I've been sold on the 135 for awhile now, given all the raves reviews.  Just need to squirrel away the money. ;-)
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2013, 12:12:12 AM »
Pierce, I have shot children with my 135L, but not infants.  I'm not sure there would be as much advantage with the angle of view and DOF, but I'm sure you could get good results.  Hope all goes well with your baby.

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2013, 08:38:12 AM »
I've been on the fence for some time about buying this lens.  Reading this thread convinced me to pull the trigger.  I ordered one from B&H last night!  I'll post some pics shortly after it arrives. 

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2013, 08:50:43 AM »
I have both the 135L and 70-200 2.8 II that I use on a 6D.  There is a place for both lenses in you bag.  I use the 70-200 when I need versatility and am in situations when I can't "zoom with my feet" fast enough to get the shot.

The 135 is great when I want a lighter, more discrete lens.  It does have awesome bokeh and a special look.  It's my primary portrait lens.
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2013, 12:54:53 AM »
Just received my 135L today. Lookin fwd to testing it out this weekend! Been wanting this lens for a while. I hope it doesn't render my 70-200 f/4 IS useless as I really love that lens!
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2013, 02:35:52 PM »
Woo!  Finally got out for some (sadly brief) shooting with the 135mm! This is my favorite shot from the set so far:


5D3  135mm  f/2.0  1/500s  ISO400

I know it's a tad sharper stopped down, but I'm just thrilled with the sharpness and subject isolation wide open.
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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2013, 02:29:59 PM »
It won't be any sharper stopped down from wide open on a (current) full frame camera, you will only increase the depth of focus.  You aren't remotely seeing the full detail-resolving power of the lens on a 5D3.

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Re: 135mm L
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2013, 02:29:59 PM »