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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #105 on: October 28, 2013, 09:12:51 AM »

I would replace the 135f2 with the 70-200 2.8L IS II, but otherwise a golden rule, yes ;)


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Ouch, I recently did this - well I had the 135, bought the 70-200, realized I wasn't using the 135 much anymore, sold it for a 300 f/2.8 IS II.  It was more sacrifice than sacrilege on my part, and I'm sure I will miss it at some point :'(

I do wonder how this post could keep going for all of these pages.  The 85 vs 135 decision is an easy one ;)
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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #105 on: October 28, 2013, 09:12:51 AM »

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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #106 on: October 28, 2013, 12:26:20 PM »
Hmm, If you attach a Kenko 1.7x Teleconverter to the 85L you'll get a 145mm f2. So why another expensive lense? ;)

I guess this combo would work well in ai servo with... snails!   ::)

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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #107 on: October 28, 2013, 02:22:32 PM »

I would replace the 135f2 with the 70-200 2.8L IS II, but otherwise a golden rule, yes ;)


Sacrilege !!
Ouch, I recently did this - well I had the 135, bought the 70-200, realized I wasn't using the 135 much anymore, sold it for a 300 f/2.8 IS II.  It was more sacrifice than sacrilege on my part, and I'm sure I will miss it at some point :'(

I do wonder how this post could keep going for all of these pages.  The 85 vs 135 decision is an easy one ;)

You sold your 135 for a 300 f/2.8 IS II?  Hey, I'll trade you even for mine, if you want to get another 135mm :-D!

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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #108 on: October 28, 2013, 02:42:09 PM »

I would replace the 135f2 with the 70-200 2.8L IS II, but otherwise a golden rule, yes ;)


Sacrilege !!
Ouch, I recently did this - well I had the 135, bought the 70-200, realized I wasn't using the 135 much anymore, sold it for a 300 f/2.8 IS II.  It was more sacrifice than sacrilege on my part, and I'm sure I will miss it at some point :'(

I do wonder how this post could keep going for all of these pages.  The 85 vs 135 decision is an easy one ;)

You sold your 135 for a 300 f/2.8 IS II?  Hey, I'll trade you even for mine, if you want to get another 135mm :-D!
No, I was extra sacrilegious - I sold my 35 1.4, 50 1.2, 135 2, 400 5.6, Sigma 12-24, and some other stuff to fund it.

I loved my primes, and will miss them I'm sure, but between the changes in my commercial work (seeing less and less event work) and my happiness with the 24-70 II and 70-200 IS II, those lenses were collecting dust.  I decided to sacrifice lenses that I rarely used for one lens I knew I would use all the time.  Some sadness, but mostly glad I did it.  I still have my 24 1.4 II and 85 1.2 II primes, which are the ones I still use a lot. 

A happy side effect has also resulted from my smaller inventory of lenses (by some standards at least...).  I don't sit around debating the prime vs. zoom argument each time I pack my bag anymore and I focus on using zooms for perspective and feet for framing 8)
EOS 1D X, 5DIII, M + EF 24 f/1.4II, 50 f/1.2, 85 f/1.2II, 300 f/2.8 IS II || 16-35 f/4 IS, 24-70 f/2.8II, 70-200 f/2.8II || TS-E 17 f/4, 24 f/3.5II || M 22 f/2, 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS || 1.4x III, 2x III

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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #109 on: October 28, 2013, 02:47:14 PM »

I would replace the 135f2 with the 70-200 2.8L IS II, but otherwise a golden rule, yes ;)


Sacrilege !!
Ouch, I recently did this - well I had the 135, bought the 70-200, realized I wasn't using the 135 much anymore, sold it for a 300 f/2.8 IS II.  It was more sacrifice than sacrilege on my part, and I'm sure I will miss it at some point :'(

I do wonder how this post could keep going for all of these pages.  The 85 vs 135 decision is an easy one ;)

You sold your 135 for a 300 f/2.8 IS II?  Hey, I'll trade you even for mine, if you want to get another 135mm :-D!
No, I was extra sacrilegious - I sold my 35 1.4, 50 1.2, 135 2, 400 5.6, Sigma 12-24, and some other stuff to fund it.

I loved my primes, and will miss them I'm sure, but between the changes in my commercial work (seeing less and less event work) and my happiness with the 24-70 II and 70-200 IS II, those lenses were collecting dust.  I decided to sacrifice lenses that I rarely used for one lens I knew I would use all the time.  Some sadness, but mostly glad I did it.  I still have my 24 1.4 II and 85 1.2 II primes, which are the ones I still use a lot. 

A happy side effect has also resulted from my smaller inventory of lenses (by some standards at least...).  I don't sit around debating the prime vs. zoom argument each time I pack my bag anymore and I focus on using zooms for perspective and feet for framing 8).

The problem with using feet for framing at an event, is the polite people.  Why?  Because they see you're a photographer and thus will walk or stand behind you, and be in your way when you move back.  The rude people have no problem standing right in front of you, so at least you can see where they are!

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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #110 on: October 28, 2013, 03:00:22 PM »
The problem with using feet for framing at an event, is the polite people.  Why?  Because they see you're a photographer and thus will walk or stand behind you, and be in your way when you move back.  The rude people have no problem standing right in front of you, so at least you can see where they are!
True and just one of many reasons why I don't shoot events much anymore.  That and a bunch of college kids here in Florida who send 4-6 "photographers" to cover an event for less than I would have charged.  Then again, renowned photo retoucher (and murderous dictator) Joseph Stalin said, "Quantity has a quality all its own."  I'm just kidding (sort of), but I've found architectural, lifestyle, and nature work much more fulfilling.
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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #111 on: October 29, 2013, 04:20:16 AM »
The problem with using feet for framing at an event, is the polite people.  Why?  Because they see you're a photographer and thus will walk or stand behind you, and be in your way when you move back.  The rude people have no problem standing right in front of you, so at least you can see where they are!
True and just one of many reasons why I don't shoot events much anymore.  That and a bunch of college kids here in Florida who send 4-6 "photographers" to cover an event for less than I would have charged.  Then again, renowned photo retoucher (and murderous dictator) Joseph Stalin said, "Quantity has a quality all its own."  I'm just kidding (sort of), but I've found architectural, lifestyle, and nature work much more fulfilling.

I find it more fulfilling too but it doesn't pay (so far), so I think I need to become a dictator, because I don't like shooting events either.  People tend to face away from me when I point the camera toward them.  It must be nice for those who get to do it, to shoot people who actually want their picture taken...like professional...beautiful models.  Of course they get paid, rather than pay the photographer...Either way the photographer is less appreciated than they should be.

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Re: 85L or 135L?
« Reply #111 on: October 29, 2013, 04:20:16 AM »