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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #435 on: October 19, 2013, 10:00:49 AM »
Just finally purchased this lens last night after reading extensive reviews. I am excited to start shooting this lens.

Me too...I bought it, then sold it after picked up 85L II.

Last week, I placed a bid on Ebay on brand new 135L with Best Buy receipt included(100% feedback seller), lens still under warranty until Sep 27th, 2014. I didn't expect to win @ $800. Guess what? I won...lens arrived today with date UB6017 with pinch-cap.

I'm not sure what to say now ??? :-\ ::) :) ;D ;D ;D

Indoor/outdoor test shots @ f2. JPEG straight out from camera.
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #435 on: October 19, 2013, 10:00:49 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #436 on: October 19, 2013, 10:29:47 AM »
Just finally purchased this lens last night after reading extensive reviews. I am excited to start shooting this lens.

Me too...I bought it, then sold it after picked up 85L II.

Last week, I placed a bid on Ebay on brand new 135L with Best Buy receipt included(100% feedback seller), lens still under warranty until Sep 27th, 2014. I didn't expect to win @ $800. Guess what? I won...lens arrived today with date UB6017 with pinch-cap.

I'm not sure what to say now ??? :-\ ::) :) ;D ;D ;D

Indoor/outdoor test shots @ f2. JPEG straight out from camera.

Oh wow, awesome deal on the auction. This lens is so sharp it is unbelievable. If my pockets were deep enough for the 85 II. I would of definitely purchased that instead.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #437 on: October 19, 2013, 10:33:33 AM »
Indoor/outdoor test shots @ f2. JPEG straight out from camera.

6mp?

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #438 on: October 19, 2013, 10:54:39 AM »
Indoor/outdoor test shots @ f2. JPEG straight out from camera.

6mp?

Resized the jpegs to 50% to post here.
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #439 on: October 23, 2013, 08:34:45 AM »
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens).  A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera.  Wide open @ f/2


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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #440 on: October 23, 2013, 08:43:18 AM »
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens).  A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera.  Wide open @ f/2


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Nice one ... good work with the foreground too!
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #441 on: October 23, 2013, 10:10:17 AM »
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens).  A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera.  Wide open @ f/2


Nice one ... good work with the foreground too!

I really like to include a foreground element with the 135L when possible because it does such a good job with both foreground and background bokeh.  Doing that always adds an extra bit of depth to the image. 
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #441 on: October 23, 2013, 10:10:17 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #442 on: October 23, 2013, 02:11:44 PM »
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens).  A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera.  Wide open @ f/2


Paris on Her Mind by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Nice one ... good work with the foreground too!
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #443 on: October 23, 2013, 04:40:18 PM »
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens).  A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera.  Wide open @ f/2


Nice one ... good work with the foreground too!

I really like to include a foreground element with the 135L when possible because it does such a good job with both foreground and background bokeh.  Doing that always adds an extra bit of depth to the image.
I like adding a bit of foreground blur too, especially with lenses like the 135 and the 300 f/2.8, which have such a nice smooth OOF blur. Not only does it give an image more of an artistic feel, it also adds a sense of looking through the undergrowth and being there.
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #444 on: October 23, 2013, 05:35:35 PM »
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens).  A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera.  Wide open @ f/2


Nice one ... good work with the foreground too!

I really like to include a foreground element with the 135L when possible because it does such a good job with both foreground and background bokeh.  Doing that always adds an extra bit of depth to the image.
I like adding a bit of foreground blur too, especially with lenses like the 135 and the 300 f/2.8, which have such a nice smooth OOF blur. Not only does it give an image more of an artistic feel, it also adds a sense of looking through the undergrowth and being there.

Haven't had the privilege of shooting the 300 f/2.8 (someday!), but I don't have any problem taking your word for it  ;D
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #445 on: October 26, 2013, 10:10:18 AM »
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens).  A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera.  Wide open @ f/2


Paris on Her Mind by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Great image Dustin, but her smile out shines the lens. You could have shot this with virtually anything and it would have been lovely. You have a really good rapport with your models and it shows.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #446 on: October 26, 2013, 10:37:56 AM »
Here's a recent portrait with the 135L (pretty much my favorite portrait lens).  A little fill flash from the 580EXII, but other than adding a bit of vignette and slight bit of warmness, this is out of camera.  Wide open @ f/2


Great image Dustin, but her smile out shines the lens. You could have shot this with virtually anything and it would have been lovely. You have a really good rapport with your models and it shows.

That is very kind.  Thank you!
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #447 on: November 11, 2013, 09:01:01 AM »
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« Reply #448 on: November 22, 2013, 02:50:11 PM »


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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #449 on: November 23, 2013, 09:27:34 AM »
Here's a recent one I took with this lens @ f/2 on a trip to Kyoto.

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