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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #225 on: July 10, 2012, 08:01:42 PM »
great shot!

if you have shot raw and lightroom i would suggest pulling the highlight down a tiny bit to take a little emphasis off the hair highlight it draws your eye away from her face. I would possibly tweek the contrast up a tiny bit too
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #225 on: July 10, 2012, 08:01:42 PM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #226 on: August 14, 2012, 05:12:54 PM »
Just picked up this lens off of Craigslist for 750. It is pretty cool.


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #227 on: August 20, 2012, 07:26:52 PM »
like to hear some comments about this photo.
*like how well the bokeh and etc

I honestly think the shutter speed was a little too low....

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #228 on: August 25, 2012, 04:04:32 AM »
5D2 1/200 f/2 6400 ISO, available light

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #229 on: August 25, 2012, 04:13:29 AM »
like to hear some comments about this photo.
*like how well the bokeh and etc


I like your photo


I am not sure....but the bokeh seems a little nervous. What do you think yourself?
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #230 on: August 25, 2012, 04:57:48 AM »
Won't put the img tags around the link since its NSFW, but this is 5d3 + 135 @ 1/40th at 2500 iso:

http://imgur.com/a/gpYlt#0
5D3 + 16-35 + 85 + 135

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #231 on: August 25, 2012, 05:00:56 PM »
Won't put the img tags around the link since its NSFW, but this is 5d3 + 135 @ 1/40th at 2500 iso:

http://imgur.com/a/gpYlt#0

One of those pictures where it is hard to focus on your technical skills :)
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #231 on: August 25, 2012, 05:00:56 PM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #232 on: August 26, 2012, 10:48:21 PM »
great shot!

if you have shot raw and lightroom i would suggest pulling the highlight down a tiny bit to take a little emphasis off the hair highlight it draws your eye away from her face. I would possibly tweek the contrast up a tiny bit too

i cant do photoshop, but yes i took it with raw

like to hear some comments about this photo.
*like how well the bokeh and etc

I like your photo

I am not sure....but the bokeh seems a little nervous. What do you think yourself?

sometimes its hard to define a good bokeh. but thx for all comments, i really fall in love with this lens completely

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #233 on: August 28, 2012, 03:39:01 PM »
Good "sports" lens :)

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #234 on: August 28, 2012, 05:29:21 PM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #235 on: November 19, 2012, 01:50:51 PM »
Quite a nice lens, gonna stick to 100L though.

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #236 on: November 19, 2012, 03:42:23 PM »
One of the best things about this lens is its ability to produce stunning photos in lousy light.  I shot this during a portrait setting in truly terrible light and still ended up with an entire shoot that the clients were very pleased with.  (Canon 5D MKII)


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #237 on: November 19, 2012, 04:45:15 PM »
This is a fantastic lens, but to be honest I find it difficult to use well. I'm not into portraits - apart from animals, and as animals tend to have long bodies or noses or both it's difficult to utilise the very shallow depth of field - so I end up using it at f4.
Also the auto focus on 5D just cannot cope with the f2 depth of field on a moving subject. So I end up using it at f4.......
I've attached three of my pictures with the 135mm, all using manual focus, the shot at Bramham Horse Trials in England was pre focused. Oh and by the way, I think they are all at f4
it's a specialist lens and tricky. Think I'm going to get a 70-200 instead............................
The reason I bought the lens, was to shoot pine martens in low light, where I knew I would be close, but I have also found other uses for it. It can also be used to produce artistic near macro images with very narrow depth of field, when used with extension tubes. Not to everyone's taste, but it can be effective.


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #237 on: November 19, 2012, 04:45:15 PM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #238 on: November 20, 2012, 08:14:10 AM »
It does work very nicely as a pseudo macro on extension tubes.  That great clarity and bokeh still shine in that setting.
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #239 on: December 23, 2012, 05:12:42 PM »
I went through my annual MFA process with my lenses today but, this year, I bought Reikan Focal Pro so I shot some tests afterwards to see the results.  I was reminded why I like this lens so darn much.  This is a 100% crop from the right middle third @ 1/200, f/2, ISO 200, handheld on my 5D2 (the JPG was generated by LR4 with no adjustments).



Not a good photo but so sharp on the focal plane that it'll cut you!

BTW, Focal is great!  I was able to MFA 9 lenses in about 45 minutes once I had the test target, lights, and tripod set-up.  Only two of those lenses were set at zero despite previous MFA tests, the 100L macro and 70-300L.  Focal left them both at 0 but adjusted all my other lenses by 2-3 points in either direction.  It seems to have done the job properly and was worth the money just for the time savings!
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #239 on: December 23, 2012, 05:12:42 PM »