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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #480 on: January 18, 2014, 06:29:27 AM »
Nice image but in my opinion it's not all that successful because the girl's face is hidden rather needlessly.  I know you probably think that's the point of the image, but it kind of falls flat because of that.  No doubt most of you will disagree with me, but there it is.

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OK, here's one done especially for you !

( I really thought you'd have pulled me up on the tag showing on the hat  ;)  )

I've put one processed in a similar style on the 24-105L thread. I was going to sneak it in here but thought better of it.
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #480 on: January 18, 2014, 06:29:27 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #481 on: January 18, 2014, 06:46:40 AM »
I had a very quick play with a recent jpeg to see if I could get a similar effect. I'm not sure she hasn't played with the white balance between subject and background in some of them. That's what I have done with this picture, as well as the manipulations mentioned above. I've attached the original from camera for comparison. In this case the lens has already done a pretty thorough job of isolating the subject.

Great pictures with a real 'signature' feel. Those who worked with film know that there was as much post processing done then as there ever is with digital !

Thanks for the link Eldar.

Nice image but in my opinion it's not all that successful because the girl's face is hidden rather needlessly.  I know you probably think that's the point of the image, but it kind of falls flat because of that.  No doubt most of you will disagree with me, but there it is.


Of course subjective. I find it far more interesting to see only the eyes and the rest hidden by the dogs head instead of seeing both their faces. But that is of course subjective.  ;)
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #482 on: January 18, 2014, 06:19:31 PM »
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM   :)

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #483 on: January 22, 2014, 02:38:11 PM »
Nice image but in my opinion it's not all that successful because the girl's face is hidden rather needlessly.  I know you probably think that's the point of the image, but it kind of falls flat because of that.  No doubt most of you will disagree with me, but there it is.

 ;D

OK, here's one done especially for you !

( I really thought you'd have pulled me up on the tag showing on the hat  ;)  )

I've put one processed in a similar style on the 24-105L thread. I was going to sneak it in here but thought better of it.

Very nice!  I'm envious of the dog haha...

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #484 on: January 22, 2014, 02:39:42 PM »
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM   :)


This is very beautiful use of bokeh and shallow focus...but I would have moved the greenery just a smidge farther into the picture...However, if the intent was to be used for text graphics in the center of the picture, then it definitely works well.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #485 on: January 26, 2014, 05:33:25 PM »
5D; 135 L @f4

When taking pictures of dressage I have come to find that the attractiveness of the rider transcends any other attributes the image might have  ;)

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« Reply #486 on: January 27, 2014, 01:36:10 AM »
5D; 135 L @f4

When taking pictures of dressage I have come to find that the attractiveness of the rider transcends any other attributes the image might have  ;)

Agreed!

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #486 on: January 27, 2014, 01:36:10 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #487 on: February 04, 2014, 02:58:21 PM »
Really love this lens! Here's my share.


More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/eat1ng/ .
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« Reply #488 on: February 04, 2014, 03:02:11 PM »
Thank you for this thread! I've been thinking about getting this lens as well, nice to see all these pictures taken with it. :)

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« Reply #489 on: February 04, 2014, 04:42:55 PM »
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM   :)

Wow, from something totally boring like a fence, you managed to create something visually appealing. Great job!
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #490 on: February 05, 2014, 01:30:18 AM »
Really love this lens! Here's my share.


More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/eat1ng/ .

Nice work!

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #491 on: February 08, 2014, 11:48:06 AM »
Bramham Moor Horse Trials in Yorkshire, England.

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« Reply #492 on: February 08, 2014, 12:43:06 PM »
I just used this lens for a set of portraits for a high school drama program with a 6D and 3-light setup. Beautiful color and bokeh with wonderful DOF control. Just love this lens.





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« Reply #492 on: February 08, 2014, 12:43:06 PM »

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« Reply #493 on: February 08, 2014, 05:25:51 PM »
I just used this lens for a set of portraits for a high school drama program with a 6D and 3-light setup. Beautiful color and bokeh with wonderful DOF control. Just love this lens.







Thank you for posting this perfect sample of using the lens for what it's meant for. Very helpful :) Would it be possible to see larger resolution samples?

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #494 on: February 08, 2014, 07:09:47 PM »
I just used this lens for a set of portraits for a high school drama program with a 6D and 3-light setup. Beautiful color and bokeh with wonderful DOF control. Just love this lens.

Thank you for posting this perfect sample of using the lens for what it's meant for. Very helpful :) Would it be possible to see larger resolution samples?

Those links are from a gallery of prints for sale (to parents) so they're size-limited online, but here's one example you can view at 100% if you click on it. This was shot at f2.8 at ISO 200 and cropped from a 1/2-body portrait. I had to actually try to reduce sharpness in post-processing with LR 5, by setting clarity = -24, sharpness = 0 and luminance noise reduction to 40 (despite no visible noise in the image) to avoid accentuating minor skin imperfections. Focus was obviously on the eyes. For later portraits I switch to f3.5-f4.0 and moved the kids further from the background to avoid OOF ears and losing detail in jewelry.

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Canon 6D & 50D, nice set of lenses

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #494 on: February 08, 2014, 07:09:47 PM »