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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #240 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 #242 on: December 23, 2012, 06:48:36 PM »
like to hear some comments about this photo.
*like how well the bokeh and etc

I think it's ok, the bokeh is a little distracting. I don't like the flowers, they are blurry, and it takes away from the sharpness of the image, it looks more of slow shutter than motion blur.

But I really like the idea of blurry petals, and the girl blowing.


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #244 on: January 03, 2013, 07:01:12 PM »
I was surprised with the distance sharpness of the lens in rapid action.
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #245 on: January 03, 2013, 07:25:17 PM »
My first prime and the one I blame for my eventual move to all primes.


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #246 on: January 03, 2013, 07:53:55 PM »
Great portrait lens as well


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #247 on: January 08, 2013, 06:21:21 PM »
@ Roger Jones, that's a great shot!
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #248 on: January 09, 2013, 02:02:12 AM »
My first prime and the one I blame for my eventual move to all primes.


Summertime and the livin's easy... by David KM, on Flickr

Kyudo demonstration (Japanese Archery)... by David KM, on Flickr

MotoGP 2012 Qualifying - Laguna Seca, California by David KM, on Flickr

17 Mile Drive... Monterey, Ca. by David KM, on Flickr

Have to say that I absolutely love the archery shot (no pun intented :)
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #249 on: January 09, 2013, 09:49:49 AM »
Here's a SOOC shot from a recent portrait shoot.


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #250 on: January 09, 2013, 10:46:21 AM »
My first prime and the one I blame for my eventual move to all primes.


Summertime and the livin's easy... by David KM, on Flickr

Kyudo demonstration (Japanese Archery)... by David KM, on Flickr

MotoGP 2012 Qualifying - Laguna Seca, California by David KM, on Flickr

17 Mile Drive... Monterey, Ca. by David KM, on Flickr

Have to say that I absolutely love the archery shot (no pun intented :)

Thanks !

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #251 on: January 09, 2013, 04:00:43 PM »
Great portrait lens as well

Very nice!  Very Karsh-ish.  Even though I'm obviously looking at it on a monitor, it "feels" like it was printed on fiber based paper!

I assume this was split toned?  If so, would you be willing to share your settings?

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #252 on: January 09, 2013, 05:14:45 PM »
Attack!!!

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« Reply #253 on: January 09, 2013, 06:22:47 PM »


Canon 1DX and EF 135 f/2.0 with B+W XS CPL Filter

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #254 on: January 09, 2013, 06:32:03 PM »
My first prime and the one I blame for my eventual move to all primes.

+ 1.  I was so blown away by this lens that I resolved to buy just primes.  Mostly.
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