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Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2014, 02:11:12 AM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

As someone who loves bokeh (and to whom money might not be a huge issue), you should definitely try out the 200/2 IS. I did when I visited B&H recently, and I was blown away.
I took some very uninspiring photos within the camera shop, but reviewing them in my computer I was just awestruck- in spite of having ogled at online galleries of the lens. So try it out if you can. Kids playing outdoors- will give you plenty of room, AF is lightning fast for action too, and IS helps with indoor concerts and school plays etc.; plus you can relive having your 300/2.8 with a 1.4x TC III.

Bad idea, my G.A.S is bad as many CR members here ;D

About this: 24-70 II + 135L + 200 f2 + 300 f2.8 IS II + rumor 100-400 or Tammy 150-600 for outdoor :P

I agree with you 100%, the 200 f2 is simply awesome. As of right now, I LOVE what I have. Shooting with 2 bodies, missing shots is almost impossible.

It's not G.A.S. if you use it. You have plenty of room to use a 200/2. ;)
And we will get to see pics ;)

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Re 200 2.0 - You know you want one Dylan777 ;)
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Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2014, 02:11:12 AM »

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Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2014, 03:28:33 AM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

As someone who loves bokeh (and to whom money might not be a huge issue), you should definitely try out the 200/2 IS. I did when I visited B&H recently, and I was blown away.
I took some very uninspiring photos within the camera shop, but reviewing them in my computer I was just awestruck- in spite of having ogled at online galleries of the lens. So try it out if you can. Kids playing outdoors- will give you plenty of room, AF is lightning fast for action too, and IS helps with indoor concerts and school plays etc.; plus you can relive having your 300/2.8 with a 1.4x TC III.

Bad idea, my G.A.S is bad as many CR members here ;D

About this: 24-70 II + 135L + 200 f2 + 300 f2.8 IS II + rumor 100-400 or Tammy 150-600 for outdoor :P

I agree with you 100%, the 200 f2 is simply awesome. As of right now, I LOVE what I have. Shooting with 2 bodies, missing shots is almost impossible.

It's not G.A.S. if you use it. You have plenty of room to use a 200/2. ;)
And we will get to see pics ;)

+1.

Re 200 2.0 - You know you want one Dylan777 ;)
I'm officially broke after 400mm + 1dx. I've declared that I'm done for 2014  ;D

Its nearly August so not long to go til 2015 - just sayin '
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Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2014, 03:40:32 PM »
i'm pretty sure the 100L is 8 blade

as far as i know canon don't make 9 blade lenses
some are seven which are really nice like the 16-35 f2.8L II and the EF-M 22mm
7 blades renders f16 or narrower light stars really nicely on landscape shots IMO much nicer than 8 or 9

another thing to consider since budget is an issue in the OP

I bought the Sigma 35 ART, Sigma 85 1.4 and the canon 135L for the same price as a canon 85L II

i also have the 100L and personally i use the 135 alot more the extra stop is massive when you need high shutter speeds in lower light no IS on such a long length is a bit of a pain sometimes though but its bokeh is amazing and i don't think i ever stop it down


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Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2014, 06:40:38 PM »
Somebody asked for a Bokeh Monster  8)

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Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2014, 11:09:17 AM »
Honestly, one of my favorite portrait lenses is the 135 F2.8 Softfocus lens.  It does lake some of the Pop of the 135L but it is a fraction of the price, and the softfocus effect I feel has a look that cannot be recreated exactly in post.  Besides the effect  can be adjusted from none to OK What am I Smoking?

It is honestly not as nice as the Nikon Defocus Control (DC) lenses, which I sometimes use via an adapter on my EOS.

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Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2014, 06:46:40 AM »
Bokeh monster" should be only referred to the 200/2 IS- a giant among non supertele lenses, and a giant in its ability to produce blur.
Others, like the 85mm f1.2L/50mm f1.2L and Sigma 85mm f1.4/50mm f1.4 (A) the best, yet affordable options.
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Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2014, 06:46:40 AM »