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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 04:27:22 AM »
Going on a tangent - someone mentioned on the forums a 135mm(?) lens with an aperture made from liquid(?) that would darken under electric current creating a soft edged hole and excellent bokeh.

Could anyone remind the lens' manufacturer & model?

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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 04:27:22 AM »

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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 05:21:14 AM »
Going on a tangent - someone mentioned on the forums a 135mm(?) lens with an aperture made from liquid(?) that would darken under electric current creating a soft edged hole and excellent bokeh.

Could anyone remind the lens' manufacturer & model?


That would be this one.
(although I'm not sure about the 'darkening under current', i'm not sure how the Sony works.
The 'darkening under current' thingy was actually a Canon Patent (that will probably never make it into a lens)
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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 07:24:43 AM »
Going on a tangent - someone mentioned on the forums a 135mm(?) lens with an aperture made from liquid(?) that would darken under electric current creating a soft edged hole and excellent bokeh.

Could anyone remind the lens' manufacturer & model?


That would be this one.


Thanks!

(although I'm not sure about the 'darkening under current', i'm not sure how the Sony works.
The 'darkening under current' thingy was actually a Canon Patent (that will probably never make it into a lens)


Seems I mixed a few details from the thread.

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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 08:31:25 AM »


Canon needs to make this lens, now.


Yeah right ... they just delivered my 135 f/2L lens, now!!! ;)

Just opened the package. Look forward to shoot with it.

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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2013, 04:42:58 PM »


Just as an asside Nikon has a patent on one possible design for this exact lens:

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/03/09/nikon-135mm-f1-8-lens-patent.aspx/

This is actually a very interesting design because it has very high distortion, 2%, yet it is extremely sharp and has no CA whatsoever both in the APO sense and otherwise.

As long as someone is listening at Canon it shouldn't be especially challenging to make this lens.
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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2013, 04:52:48 PM »
Where's RLPhoto? He is ready to ditch his Holy trinity member for this baby

Haha, when I saw the title of this thread, I really thought that it's RLPhoto who started it :D

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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2013, 05:33:42 PM »
I was waiting for the lens announcement this week just in case a new 135mm f1.8 was coming out.  When no announcement was made I went ahead and ordered the 135mm f2.   Can't wait to get it ;D

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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2013, 05:33:42 PM »

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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 06:17:20 PM »
Whether the eventual update on the 135L is f/2 or f/1.8 I don't really care. What would be handy is the standardization to the 77mm filter thread size plus IS. Maybe I'm not as steady as I used to be, but after using my most used lens, the 70-200 f/2.8IIis I really notice the subtle trembles with the 135 f/2 and need to be more conscious of shutter speed if I'm hand holding.  Another useful option would be a tripod/monopod collar.

In any case, the current lens continues to astound me. I was late getting the 135 f/2, it was not until last year I made room in my bag for one. Out of the box it was a shocker, needing a constant +9 AFMA on all my bodies. Thank goodness for AFMA.

Another highly unethical, possibly unhealthy alternative to IS would be the use of beta-blockers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_blocker as used by some athletes. Since they promote lower heart rates and reduce tremors, beta blockers have been used in professional sports where high accuracy is required, including archery, shooting, golf and snooker. Photographers too?

Beta blockers are banned by the International Olympic Committee. A recent, high-profile transgression took place in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where 50 metre pistol silver medallist and 10 metre air pistol bronze medallist Kim Jong-su tested positive for propranolol and was stripped of his medal. For similar reasons, beta blockers have also been used by stutterers and surgeons. How slow can you hand hold a 135 f/2?

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Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 06:17:20 PM »