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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #345 on: June 03, 2013, 11:50:38 PM »
Dylan!!!  THIS IS SERIOUS!

I suggest a therapy with a 500mm f/4L IS II ASAP!

Since Neuro is a Dr, I might call him to help me with my "Red Ring Acquisition Syndrome"


Yeah ... and with the "help" you may very well end up buying the 600mm f/4L II  ;D
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« Reply #345 on: June 03, 2013, 11:50:38 PM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #346 on: June 04, 2013, 12:30:41 AM »
Dylan!!!  THIS IS SERIOUS!

I suggest a therapy with a 500mm f/4L IS II ASAP!

Since Neuro is a Dr, I might call him to help me with my "Red Ring Acquisition Syndrome"


Yeah ... and with the "help" you may very well end up buying the 600mm f/4L II  ;D

You just never know ::)

Quick update on 135L: after looking through the copy I received from BH, it seems like it has a tiny dust inside the lens. I called and asked for replacement. The new copy is on the way, it should be here this wed. Hope this coming lens has same date code UB(2013) as the 1st copy. BTW, it seems 2013 date lens came with new pinch cap.

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #347 on: June 12, 2013, 11:18:40 AM »
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #348 on: June 12, 2013, 12:49:49 PM »

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I think your 70-300L is seriously challenging the 135 on this type of shot !

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #349 on: June 12, 2013, 04:48:30 PM »

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I think your 70-300L is seriously challenging the 135 on this type of shot !


Probably, although few lenses produce the bokeh "cream" that the 135L does.
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #350 on: June 20, 2013, 12:00:14 PM »
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #351 on: June 20, 2013, 03:07:22 PM »
When I bought the 100l I kinda swore I wouldn't have to get the 135. Just got it, haven't seen the magic yet. Probably won't get to use it till July :(

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« Reply #351 on: June 20, 2013, 03:07:22 PM »

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« Reply #352 on: June 20, 2013, 03:33:23 PM »

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Nice shots Dustin, I've done similar wildflower shots with my 135.  How do you come up with the names for these images?  And where did "thousand word" images come from, if I may ask?

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« Reply #353 on: June 20, 2013, 03:44:05 PM »
When I bought the 100l I kinda swore I wouldn't have to get the 135. Just got it, haven't seen the magic yet. Probably won't get to use it till July :(
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« Reply #354 on: June 20, 2013, 03:50:49 PM »
When I bought the 100l I kinda swore I wouldn't have to get the 135. Just got it, haven't seen the magic yet. Probably won't get to use it till July :(
Never say never  ;D

I can certainly see how someone would prefer the 100mm focal length to 135mm.  Not sure that is what is going on with Ewinter.  The 100mm f/2.8L is a fine lens, but I say the real reason to own it, is for its macro ability.  However, from the pics I've seen online, the new Tamron 90mm macro lens gives that Canon a run for its money, and then some. 

The reason to own and use the Canon 135L, is to shoot pics with some of the best bokeh there is, and get hyper sharpness in the focal plane.  The color is nice, but a tad cooler than I like.  The color and contrast of the 200 f/2L, was far preferable to me.  But it's bokeh, especially background bokeh at distance, was inferior to the 135L.  Up close, the 200's bokeh is obviously more extreme than the 135's, and thus unique and nice to look at as well.

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #355 on: June 20, 2013, 04:51:13 PM »

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Nice shots Dustin, I've done similar wildflower shots with my 135.  How do you come up with the names for these images?  And where did "thousand word" images come from, if I may ask?


The name for this image is from the name of the plant - a summer wine bush.  The name "Thousand Word Images" comes from the proverbial saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words".
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #356 on: June 20, 2013, 04:58:00 PM »

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Nice shots Dustin, I've done similar wildflower shots with my 135.  How do you come up with the names for these images?  And where did "thousand word" images come from, if I may ask?


The name for this image is from the name of the plant - a summer wine bush.  The name "Thousand Word Images" comes from the proverbial saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words".


Thanks Dustin, that makes more sense than I first thought!

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« Reply #357 on: June 20, 2013, 08:53:21 PM »

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I try to make sense on occasion... 8)

Nice shots Dustin, I've done similar wildflower shots with my 135.  How do you come up with the names for these images?  And where did "thousand word" images come from, if I may ask?


The name for this image is from the name of the plant - a summer wine bush.  The name "Thousand Word Images" comes from the proverbial saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words".


Thanks Dustin, that makes more sense than I first thought!
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #357 on: June 20, 2013, 08:53:21 PM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #358 on: June 21, 2013, 12:29:03 AM »

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Nice shot Dustin. I like the way you shoot and also the way you post process your photos. Excellent work!

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #359 on: June 21, 2013, 08:34:22 AM »
When I bought the 100l I kinda swore I wouldn't have to get the 135. Just got it, haven't seen the magic yet. Probably won't get to use it till July :(
Never say never  ;D

I can certainly see how someone would prefer the 100mm focal length to 135mm.  Not sure that is what is going on with Ewinter.  The 100mm f/2.8L is a fine lens, but I say the real reason to own it, is for its macro ability.  However, from the pics I've seen online, the new Tamron 90mm macro lens gives that Canon a run for its money, and then some. 

The reason to own and use the Canon 135L, is to shoot pics with some of the best bokeh there is, and get hyper sharpness in the focal plane.  The color is nice, but a tad cooler than I like.  The color and contrast of the 200 f/2L, was far preferable to me.  But it's bokeh, especially background bokeh at distance, was inferior to the 135L.  Up close, the 200's bokeh is obviously more extreme than the 135's, and thus unique and nice to look at as well.

Basically, I went for the 100L for versatility. I thought I wouldn't end up with both as they're similar in focal length. It's a great prime to carry around as a telephoto due to it's capabilities.

But I shoot lots of gigs, and in very poor light. The 70-200 just isn't fast enough, and IS doesn't help.
Between the 85mm 1.2 and the 135 I picked the 135L. Partly price, but mostly for the focus speed. Faster than f2 doesn't mean anything if the lens can't keep up. I'm sure if I had a 1DX that wouldn't be quite so much a problem, but I've got a 5D III so I guess it was bound to happen.
I've got the 85mm 1.8, but I find it somewhat lack lustre compared to the L lenses.
So now I'm the proud owner of both, but I get married tomorrow so I don't think I'll get a chance to use it till july ish :(

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #359 on: June 21, 2013, 08:34:22 AM »