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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2011, 03:59:28 PM »
I got my 135 f/2 purely for photographing pine martens in low light, but I've also used it for near macro work coupled to extension tubes, where you can get some very narrow depth of field effects (which I want to experiment some more with). I've also found myself wanting to do more portrait work since getting it too, simply because of the "look" it gives you. With this lens, it's not just the sharpness, but the whole package it brings you, so it isn't an easy lens to compare to others. For general work though, it probably wouldn't give you anything over the 70-200, it simply isn't quite as versatile.
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2011, 03:59:28 PM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2011, 04:28:21 PM »
Looking at images I've retained in lightroom from 2010 and so far in 2011, I see that my favorite lenses are the 135mm L and the 35mmL which I just bought last August.  The favorites change depending on what and when I shoot.  we have had poor weather so far this year, cold and rainy, but my 24-105 will get lots more use now that things are nicer outdoors.   I also have some new lenses not yet reflected in the totals, a 15-85mm and a 35-350mmL.  I have a 17mm wide angle, but wide angles just don't get much use from me.

These are only a fraction of the images taken, I toss most of them or I'd be buried.


Lens                  2010   2011
24-105mmL       867     244
35mmL              248     1014
50mm 1.4          704     125
85mm 1.8          446     354
100mmL            176     55
135mmL            1005   865
70-200mm f/4    90      230
100-400mm L    146     58

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2011, 10:19:07 AM »
Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2011, 03:22:07 AM »
Not too too bad for ISO 3200:


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2011, 01:10:21 PM »
Wonderful lens
incredibly sharp!!!
One of the very best L lens (and probably among the cheapest!?

Would love a mk II with IS





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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2011, 01:50:46 AM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2011, 05:57:46 PM »
Will you guys stop posting 135mm shots !!!!  There's a second hand one in my local camera shop for £700 and I'm itching to go buy it !!!!  ;-)
Regards, Haydn

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2011, 08:13:35 AM »
Will you guys stop posting 135mm shots !!!!  There's a second hand one in my local camera shop for £700 and I'm itching to go buy it !!!!  ;-)

You've gotta scratch that itch, mate! Will be the best decision you've made all week ... possibly all month or all year too!

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« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2011, 09:22:49 AM »
Tastin0 -- your photos are wonderful.  The cinematic feel you evoke is absolutely brilliant; keep up the good work.

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2011, 11:32:49 AM »
Will you guys stop posting 135mm shots !!!!  There's a second hand one in my local camera shop for £700 and I'm itching to go buy it !!!!  ;-)

You've gotta scratch that itch, mate! Will be the best decision you've made all week ... possibly all month or all year too!

Oh dear, I am so weak !   Bought it today, lovely example hardly used, looks like new, the previous owner is apparently a "pro" and regular customer, just wasn't using it, so traded in.

My wife ain't happy though ;-)
Regards, Haydn

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2011, 11:44:01 AM »

Oh dear, I am so weak !   Bought it today, lovely example hardly used, looks like new, the previous owner is apparently a "pro" and regular customer, just wasn't using it, so traded in.

My wife ain't happy though ;-)

Oddly enough, if it had LV on it and was some dreadful color . . . and you paid 3x that amount for it, she'd be fine with it, no? ;)

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2011, 11:44:01 AM »

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« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2011, 12:13:09 PM »
Oddly enough, if it had LV on it and was some dreadful color . . . and you paid 3x that amount for it, she'd be fine with it, no? ;)

Thankfully I haven't got that problem !
Regards, Haydn

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2011, 01:06:26 PM »
Oddly enough, if it had LV on it and was some dreadful color . . . and you paid 3x that amount for it, she'd be fine with it, no? ;)

Thankfully I haven't got that problem !

Hehe good for you.  My response to mine is always "you have more money than I do, all of mine goes to toys" :D
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2011, 01:06:26 PM »