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135 F1.8L IS
« on: October 28, 2013, 02:25:26 AM »
Who else would be all over this if they could keep it to around 25% larger than the current 135L and 50% more expensive ($1,700 range I'm thinking). The current 135L is really nice but lacking IS and weather sealing are bummers, and the extra 1/3 of a stop with F1.8 would be appreciated for really low light work like concerts. I know it has been patented and the current L lens is a pretty old design - would be sweet if Canon brought this patent to market in 2014. Yes yes I know it will be a good bit more expensive and also larger than the current lens but I think the upgrades would be well worth it. I'm curious how many other folks feel the same way. What a sweet pairing it would make with the 70-200 F4 IS or 70-300L to cover the normal telephoto range.
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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 02:32:40 AM »

Same size
Same weight
IS
f2 or f1.8
Sharp wide open to f5.6

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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 02:53:58 AM »

Same size
Same weight
IS
f2 or f1.8
Sharp wide open to f5.6

COUNT ME IN ::)

would certainly expect an increase in size and weight if getting F1.8 and IS, but hopefully not too much.

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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 03:01:36 AM »

Same size
Same weight
IS
f2 or f1.8
Sharp wide open to f5.6

COUNT ME IN ::)

would certainly expect an increase in size and weight if getting F1.8 and IS, but hopefully not too much.

Weight and size would not be a prob for me - very keen to see it happen though.
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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 04:49:46 AM »
I'm perfectly fine with f/2, but IS would clinch it for me. Some people can hand-hold their 135 at crazy low shutter speeds and I envy them! Do they use beta-blockers? For this mere mortal with a good eye but not the world's steadiest hands, IS is my best friend.

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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 04:59:04 AM »

Same size
Same weight
IS
f2 or f1.8
Sharp wide open to f5.6

COUNT ME IN ::)

would certainly expect an increase in size and weight if getting F1.8 and IS, but hopefully not too much.

It's made at the moment, unfortunately by Zeiss for Sony Alpha Cameras.

Zeiss 135 f/1.8, 985g/77mm Filter Size/USD$1,799.00
Canon 135 f/2, 750g/72mm Filter Size/USD$1,089.00

No IS, weather sealing, But, Works for me though, if only.
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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 05:26:30 AM »
To me, the current version is very good, but I normally go for the 85mm 1.2L II or the 70-200 f2.8L IS II. But if a 135mm f1.8L IS came along, with fast AF and at least optical quality like the existing one, it would change everything.
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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 06:43:23 AM »
i wouldn't mind if it gets bigger and heavier as long as AF speed doesn't get a hit from bigger/heavier glass.

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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 06:56:36 AM »

Same size
Same weight
IS
f2 or f1.8
Sharp wide open to f5.6

COUNT ME IN ::)

would certainly expect an increase in size and weight if getting F1.8 and IS, but hopefully not too much.

It's made at the moment, unfortunately by Zeiss for Sony Alpha Cameras.

Zeiss 135 f/1.8, 985g/77mm Filter Size/USD$1,799.00
Canon 135 f/2, 750g/72mm Filter Size/USD$1,089.00

No IS, weather sealing, But, Works for me though, if only.

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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 08:00:50 AM »
I use my copy (135mm f2 L) quite a lot. maybe not as much as my 16-35IIL, 35mm f1.4L or my 85mm f1.2 IIL. But it is used quite often. It works really well with extenders too, adding to it's versatility.
There's certainly room for improvement, my copy is looking a bit bashed up. It could do with weather sealing, although I've not had any issues with my copy and mine's got quite wet at times.
Mine's lost a screw on the front ring. I think there's certainly a capacity to push the design to f1.8, while pushing the filter size to 77mm. There's the option of adding an IS unit to the lens, as long as it doen't degrade the stunning Image Quality which the current version offers.
One of the joys of the current 135L is that it's a convenient size and weight. It's not too obtrusive and it's quite light and easy to handle.

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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013, 08:57:51 AM »
Who else would be all over this if they could keep it to around 25% larger than the current 135L and 50% more expensive ($1,700 range I'm thinking). The current 135L is really nice but lacking IS and weather sealing are bummers, and the extra 1/3 of a stop with F1.8 would be appreciated for really low light work like concerts. I know it has been patented and the current L lens is a pretty old design - would be sweet if Canon brought this patent to market in 2014. Yes yes I know it will be a good bit more expensive and also larger than the current lens but I think the upgrades would be well worth it. I'm curious how many other folks feel the same way. What a sweet pairing it would make with the 70-200 F4 IS or 70-300L to cover the normal telephoto range.

i'd be all over it for sure i'm keen to see how the proposed sigma 135 with os stacks up against my 135L, to be honest its gonna take a lot to beat this lens IMO even though its an old design it still delivers IQ in spades
but a new canon 135L with IS f 1.8 or f2 i don't mind it would have to be killer, probably with a killer price tag and your 1700 is wishful thinking too maybe more like 2700 and it might be there :D
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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2013, 09:03:48 AM »
I know it has been patented and the current L lens is a pretty old design - would be sweet if Canon brought this patent to market in 2014.

I'm not aware of Canon having published a patent for a 135mm f/1.8 IS. Perhaps I missed it but I'd be interested to see it if you can point me to it.

Nikon has certainly published a patent for a 135mm f/1.8 VR, and Sigma is widely expected to release a 135mm f/1.8 OS Art series, possibly next year.

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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2013, 10:54:29 AM »
Wouldn't be interested. Love my 135L as is. IS counts as a negative for me. I don't see much value in it and don't want to pay extra, have the size increase and/or the risk of yet another component that'll break eventually.
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Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2013, 12:28:38 PM »
I would love to see IS on this even if it is the same f/2 with updated IQ. I am not sure I would get it right out though in less it was crazy good with both IS and IQ, otherwise the current one is fantastic for the price. I can deal with weight with no problem. I can hand hold my 100-400 @400 at 1/30 and get sharp images and that is with the old IS, I can only image what a new IS would allow me to get. On the 135 or 100-400.

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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2013, 12:28:38 PM »