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Canon 135mm Softfocus. Any good?
« on: September 19, 2013, 05:30:44 PM »
So I want to buy a fast tele prime and I recently checked out the 135mm Softfocus. (my Budget is extremely low) I dont really care about softfocus, although it would add a unique touch to my pictures.
Do you guys have any experience worth sharing? Is it good? (Bokeh, focus, built quality, optical quality etc.?)
I use a Canon 7D and a old 1D
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Canon 135mm Softfocus. Any good?
« on: September 19, 2013, 05:30:44 PM »

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Re: Canon 135mm Softfocus. Any good?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 05:58:14 PM »
Nice enough images without soft focus dialled in.
Typical of its design age: solid enough, noisy slow af, gritty loose feeling mf, geometric bokeh.

Hard to recommend in this day & age.

If you can get one cheap then why not, I wouldn't buy new at list tbh.

Something like a 100mm f2.0 is a similar price and worlds apart in terms of focus speed, if you can dpend a bit more the 135mm f2l is an evergreen lens that will hold most of its value if you evver plan to resell.


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Re: Canon 135mm Softfocus. Any good?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 07:40:13 PM »
Nice enough images without soft focus dialled in.
Typical of its design age: solid enough, noisy slow af, gritty loose feeling mf, geometric bokeh.

Hard to recommend in this day & age.

If you can get one cheap then why not, I wouldn't buy new at list tbh.

Something like a 100mm f2.0 is a similar price and worlds apart in terms of focus speed, if you can dpend a bit more the 135mm f2l is an evergreen lens that will hold most of its value if you evver plan to resell.

Definitely go for the 135 f/2 if you can. I haven't tried the 100 soft focus, but the 135L is a dream of a lens.
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Re: Canon 135mm Softfocus. Any good?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 07:54:37 PM »
The 135 soft focus is a quaint piece of deeply ancient history, still with us, just like the crocodile and the armadillo.
I'd be on the lookout for a good pre-owned 135 f/2 . However, the 135 SF does have its fans...
http://www.prime-junta.net/pont/Reviews/065_Canon_135_F2.8_Soft_Focus/_Canon_135_2.8_Soft_Focus.html

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Re: Canon 135mm Softfocus. Any good?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 08:29:56 PM »
Dear Robboesan
I have only EF 135 MM. F/ 2.0 L USM = Great Lens and super sharp one, and do not know about canon  135 Softfocus. But Please read the Review  at below

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-135mm-f-2.8-with-Softfocus-Lens-Review.aspx

Good Luck
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 08:29:56 PM »