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mackguyver

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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2013, 08:34:04 PM »
p.s. love my 135 (With Vello petal hood) as well.
Just curious, why the Vello hood?  Is it better in some way?
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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2013, 08:34:04 PM »

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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2013, 08:44:34 PM »
p.s. love my 135 (With Vello petal hood) as well.
Just curious, why the Vello hood?  Is it better in some way?

IMHO They overdid the round hood on the 135. I like to pack my lenses hood ready so I bought the Cheapo Vello petal style as an experiment and found it worked great. The smaller side of the cutout still blocked flare and the overall height of the hood reduced the size so it fit well in my variety of bags and Pelicans.

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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2013, 12:59:12 PM »
p.s. love my 135 (With Vello petal hood) as well.
Just curious, why the Vello hood?  Is it better in some way?

IMHO They overdid the round hood on the 135. I like to pack my lenses hood ready so I bought the Cheapo Vello petal style as an experiment and found it worked great. The smaller side of the cutout still blocked flare and the overall height of the hood reduced the size so it fit well in my variety of bags and Pelicans.
Interesting - I've never found the hood to be too big, but I will have to take a look at it.  I know the Vello stuff gets good reviews. 

Also, another general comment on the 135 - it's not always the right lens in terms of focal length, but when it is, it is the best lens for almost everything.  Fast aperture, fast AF, light weight, small discreet size, sharp, incredible color and contrast.  The only exception are slow shutter handheld shots (due to very low light or small aperture) where the IS on the 70-200 IS lenses top it, but they aren't exactly discrete.
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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2013, 07:40:17 AM »
The 135L is an awesome lens!  Excellent sharpness, terrific bokeh and color rendition.  My new 24-70 2.8 II may be my most used lens now, but the 135L is a close second.
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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2013, 01:02:53 AM »
I love the 135L!  Here's a shot from today using a 5D3.  1/640 hand held at F/2.8, ISO 100 on a cloudy day.  I wanted to leave some background detail so I did not use F/2, that pretty much obliterates the background.  This lens benefits from a tripod, but I did not need that much sharpness on this shoot.

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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2013, 02:01:35 AM »
I love the 135L!  Here's a shot from today using a 5D3.  1/640 hand held at F/2.8, ISO 100 on a cloudy day.  I wanted to leave some background detail so I did not use F/2, that pretty much obliterates the background.  This lens benefits from a tripod, but I did not need that much sharpness on this shoot.



That's a crackin shot, well done! The dof is perfect! I like f/2.8 on the 135L, by default I always set it to that when shooting. At 1/640 though I'd imagine a tripod would have made little or no difference to the sharpness, especially as she's not really moving.
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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2013, 02:37:39 AM »
I love the 135L!  Here's a shot from today using a 5D3.  1/640 hand held at F/2.8, ISO 100 on a cloudy day.  I wanted to leave some background detail so I did not use F/2, that pretty much obliterates the background.  This lens benefits from a tripod, but I did not need that much sharpness on this shoot.



Love that shot! And you´re right, sometimes its good to stop down a little. I was shooting a wedding once at a beautiful castle, and well, you dont see any castle anymore on the shots i took with the 135 wide open :D just cream ;D thankfully i took some with the fifty too ;)

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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2013, 02:37:39 AM »

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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #67 on: August 02, 2013, 02:07:46 AM »
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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #68 on: August 12, 2013, 09:02:39 PM »
I pulled the trigger and ordered a 135L as well. Got it today. Looking forward to the weekend now to give it a good workout!
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Re: Just got my 135L!
« Reply #68 on: August 12, 2013, 09:02:39 PM »