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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
« Reply #105 on: April 03, 2014, 02:10:21 AM »
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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
« Reply #106 on: April 03, 2014, 02:27:12 AM »
I disagree that F2 is only for one person and you need to stop down for multiple people

I use 1.2 for group shots all the time sometimes as much as 30+ people, wide open, DOF is always more than sufficient

You are forgetting the "distance to subject" side of the DoF magic triangle.

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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
« Reply #107 on: April 04, 2014, 11:09:48 PM »
i have both and use the 135 for indoor sports.
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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
« Reply #108 on: April 07, 2014, 02:23:36 PM »
Here's a comparison (with the 70-200 Mk I, at least) I found that may be of interest:
Canon 135mm f/2 vs Canon 70-200 I L Lens Review / Comparison Test

I think the differences are pretty subtle and with the Mk II (he also did a Mk I vs. Mk II comparison), I'm sure they are much more subtle.  The 1-stop for speed is by far the biggest difference.
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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
« Reply #109 on: April 08, 2014, 02:41:52 AM »
Here's a comparison (with the 70-200 Mk I, at least) I found that may be of interest:
Canon 135mm f/2 vs Canon 70-200 I L Lens Review / Comparison Test

I think the differences are pretty subtle and with the Mk II (he also did a Mk I vs. Mk II comparison), I'm sure they are much more subtle.  The 1-stop for speed is by far the biggest difference.

I'll try to do one myself, but I am pretty sure there won't be much difference in IQ.
For me, the biggest issue was portability, and the 135L nails it.
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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
« Reply #110 on: April 08, 2014, 07:02:02 AM »
Here's a comparison (with the 70-200 Mk I, at least) I found that may be of interest:
Canon 135mm f/2 vs Canon 70-200 I L Lens Review / Comparison Test

I think the differences are pretty subtle and with the Mk II (he also did a Mk I vs. Mk II comparison), I'm sure they are much more subtle.  The 1-stop for speed is by far the biggest difference.

thanks Mack.   subtle indeed!  i would guess that 9 out of 10 people wouldn't notice the difference and wouldn't have a preference between the photos.
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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
« Reply #111 on: April 09, 2014, 12:06:39 AM »
Here's a comparison (with the 70-200 Mk I, at least) I found that may be of interest:
Canon 135mm f/2 vs Canon 70-200 I L Lens Review / Comparison Test

I think the differences are pretty subtle and with the Mk II (he also did a Mk I vs. Mk II comparison), I'm sure they are much more subtle.  The 1-stop for speed is by far the biggest difference.

thanks Mack.   subtle indeed!  i would guess that 9 out of 10 people wouldn't notice the difference and wouldn't have a preference between the photos.

A matter of opinion.  In the second and third comparison series of images, the difference really isn't all that subtle at all.  The 135 at f/2, is just quite noticeably smoother in its bokeh, and also throws that de-focussed background into relief where the highlight details appear 40 to 50% larger.  The difference, is going from f/2.0, to f/2.8...and the bokeh is slightly less smooth...that's all.

I'll grant you that the first set of comparison images, is more similar.  But with subject distance the difference is going to decrease, because the background becomes closer to being in focus anyway.  And again, the real reason most users think the 70-200 f/2.8 can have very good bokeh, is because they are using it at focal lengths longer than 135mm, at f/2.8...where the depth of field is that much more shallow...but also the angle of view is more narrow.

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Re: How much will I use the 135L if I already have the 70-200 F/2.8 IS II?
« Reply #111 on: April 09, 2014, 12:06:39 AM »