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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2012, 01:11:35 PM »
Finally got the 135L two days ago and having a lot of fun discovering this lens...

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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2012, 01:11:35 PM »

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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2012, 02:59:36 PM »
Any noise on during focusing on your 135 compared to the 70-200?

My 135 is considerably louder than the 70-200 4L IS.  Are your findings similar?



I've been shooting basketball this winter with the 135 f/2L at f/2, f/2.2, and f/2.5, depending on lighting.  I absolute love this lens.  I use it with the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS.  If lighting gets bad, I can depend on the 135L for an extra stop of light, and it's still razor sharp at f/2.

You know, I never paid attention.  I'll check it out.  I do notice that electronic noise on my 200 f/2L and 300 f/2.8L though, just during focusing with IS off.

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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2012, 04:13:16 PM »
Any noise on during focusing on your 135 compared to the 70-200?

My 135 is considerably louder than the 70-200 4L IS.  Are your findings similar?



I've been shooting basketball this winter with the 135 f/2L at f/2, f/2.2, and f/2.5, depending on lighting.  I absolute love this lens.  I use it with the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS.  If lighting gets bad, I can depend on the 135L for an extra stop of light, and it's still razor sharp at f/2.

You know, I never paid attention.  I'll check it out.  I do notice that electronic noise on my 200 f/2L and 300 f/2.8L though, just during focusing with IS off.

The 200/2 is the loudest lens I ever shoot. The IS wants you to knop that it is there :)
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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2012, 04:15:32 PM »
Any noise on during focusing on your 135 compared to the 70-200?

My 135 is considerably louder than the 70-200 4L IS.  Are your findings similar?



I've been shooting basketball this winter with the 135 f/2L at f/2, f/2.2, and f/2.5, depending on lighting.  I absolute love this lens.  I use it with the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS.  If lighting gets bad, I can depend on the 135L for an extra stop of light, and it's still razor sharp at f/2.

You know, I never paid attention.  I'll check it out.  I do notice that electronic noise on my 200 f/2L and 300 f/2.8L though, just during focusing with IS off.

Btw, I have never noticed any sound from my 135 or 70-200 II
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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2012, 04:20:39 PM »
I haven't noticed any noises from those two lenses either.  I'm going to get them out tonight and see.  You're right about the 200 lens!  LOL.

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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2012, 06:39:04 PM »
JR I noticed you shoot both Nikon and Canon, I have to ask, do you use the D800 or 5D3 more? 
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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2012, 09:39:06 PM »
I would argue that the 135L is the best portrait lens under the 6K$ 200 f/2L. It's fantastic and is a truly legendary lens that continues to amaze me when I use it to its fullest capability.

Dare I say, it's equal or better than the 85L II for pure portraiture.

The only thing possible to improve on this lens is a reasonable f/1.8 aperture and IS. If this lens were made, I'd lose complete interest in a 70-200 for my bag.
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Re: Canon 135L f/2
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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2013, 05:20:08 PM »
Buy the current one. I just don't expect a replacement very soon.

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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2013, 02:57:07 AM »
I got mine in 2009 and it still dazzles me.  Still.  The uniform sharpness, the contrast and colors... the iamges stand out even in thunbnails.  I don't get why or how. they just do. 

There are obvious reasons to get primes.  But in context of shooting, in live events, the 70-200 is so versatile.  I remember swapping between my 50 and 135 at an event....  Nutz!!! then I borrowed a sigma 70-200.  Very functional to being able to zoom. However in any non-live event, or one where you don't require to change your field of view often, the 135 will just shine!

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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2013, 01:37:44 PM »
Weather-proofed my 135 today. Well, at least temporarily.

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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2013, 03:40:09 PM »
Weather-proofed my 135 today. Well, at least temporarily.




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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2013, 04:02:43 PM »
Did that. Revised it to a v2 after recognizing some dust under the filter and ripping it off again.  ::)
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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2013, 04:34:08 PM »
Um it's only gonna snow a bit on saturday, my 5D3 should stand that. Gotta get one of that rainbags in the future somehow though.
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Re: Canon 135L f/2
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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2013, 04:35:38 PM »
My absolute fav lens period !!! Colors, speed, bokeh smoothness, sharp as a tack everything about it is just killer. First 6 months I had it  never left my camera.



Its still my go to when i can only take one lens with me. Great street/Cinematic lens as well.

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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2013, 04:42:15 PM »
My new revised weather isolation technique which shall be named "Breakfast Bag" finally reached its ultimate form. You can only hardly distinguish it from a non-isolated 135L.



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Re: Canon 135L f/2
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2013, 04:42:15 PM »