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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #180 on: January 11, 2012, 09:39:10 AM »

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Very good balance.  Have you used or tried the B+W grad filters?  Are they as good as the ones you are using?

The only grads I have are Cokin. Have some Hoya pro polarisors for went I go travelling but that is all. I dont use filters as much as when as I was using film as it can be done in pp - except the pollarisor and the big stopper grads

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« Reply #180 on: January 11, 2012, 09:39:10 AM »

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« Reply #181 on: January 12, 2012, 08:49:53 AM »
I really love this focal lenght for indoor portraits!  Perfect for my use anyway.  This was shot with my 5D mkII and 135L at f2.8, 1/125 sec and ISO 1250...
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« Reply #182 on: January 13, 2012, 12:42:08 AM »
Time for a confession.  Part of the reason I bought my 135mm f/2L was because I was going to be getting married and I didn't like any of the local photographers in my area.  They charged too much and didn't offer particularly great packages.  So, I decided to take the money I normally would've spent on a wedding photographer and buy myself this lens -- mine, to keep, forever.  My dad, I figured, could take good enough photos.

Well, the big day was last month and I must say -- I'm quite happy with my decision!


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« Reply #183 on: January 13, 2012, 05:11:38 AM »
Time for a confession.  Part of the reason I bought my 135mm f/2L was because I was going to be getting married and I didn't like any of the local photographers in my area.  They charged too much and didn't offer particularly great packages.  So, I decided to take the money I normally would've spent on a wedding photographer and buy myself this lens -- mine, to keep, forever.  My dad, I figured, could take good enough photos.

Well, the big day was last month and I must say -- I'm quite happy with my decision!


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Great move - both of them  :) :)

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« Reply #184 on: January 13, 2012, 08:27:54 AM »
Time for a confession.  Part of the reason I bought my 135mm f/2L was because I was going to be getting married and I didn't like any of the local photographers in my area.  They charged too much and didn't offer particularly great packages.  So, I decided to take the money I normally would've spent on a wedding photographer and buy myself this lens -- mine, to keep, forever.  My dad, I figured, could take good enough photos.

Well, the big day was last month and I must say -- I'm quite happy with my decision!


Indeed, well done fesapo!  I'll to remember that approach when a special occasion is coming with the family -  :D
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #185 on: January 13, 2012, 08:56:36 AM »
  Next week, I am shooting a VB tourney for 2 days, and I am renting a 1D Mark IV as a trial...trying to decide 1D MIV vs 1DX.....

You wont want to hand back the 1D4 ...

Wow you are not kidding - just started last PM for practice.  The ISO range difference is unbelievable c/w 7D. Indoor, no flash, no problem.
Took a walk in my neighborhood last night before a snowfall (so no contrast on the ground), with only moonlight, and got interesting / usable handheld shots at 1/15 and 1/30.

Shot indoor volleyball then indoor soccer (my kids are very busy), and paired the 135 with both the 7D and the ID IV - didn't have time to process yet but first glance I liked what the viewfinder shows, but my wife is not gonna be happy (neither is LENSRENTAL) - I may not return it  :)

I will shoot similar shots this weekend with the 135 using both bodies for a real-life comparison and post next week.
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« Reply #186 on: January 15, 2012, 09:40:10 PM »
 Canon 5D, ISO 100, @ f2, 1/400 sec

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« Reply #187 on: January 16, 2012, 03:24:14 PM »
Mounted on a Canon 5D mk ll, of course!

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #188 on: January 16, 2012, 03:45:16 PM »

Rosette Nebula by Crestie Crazy, on Flickr
About 2 hours total exposure. Astro-Modified 450D with 135mm f/2 at f/2. Astronomik CLS and H-alpha filters used separately. This is cropped.
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« Reply #189 on: January 16, 2012, 04:12:16 PM »

Rosette Nebula by Crestie Crazy, on Flickr
About 2 hours total exposure. Astro-Modified 450D with 135mm f/2 at f/2. Astronomik CLS and H-alpha filters used separately. This is cropped.

Dude holy crap, that is AWESOME.  What part of the country are you in? 

I've been trying to find a telescope that I can use in conjunction with my DSLR, but all the sites get pretty overwhelming...so many choices and I can't figure out what's what.  I've looked at the Meade, Nextar and Celestron I think, do you have any recommendations?
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« Reply #190 on: January 16, 2012, 04:46:53 PM »
Taken wiht T2i, 3200ISO, Hillsdale vs GVSU basketball Game. 
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #191 on: January 16, 2012, 05:59:18 PM »
7D, early AM snow


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #192 on: January 16, 2012, 06:11:19 PM »
Gorgeous pics ! Once I get a FF the next buy will be this beauty 135 f/2 L ! :-)
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« Reply #193 on: January 16, 2012, 06:13:51 PM »
1dIV, ISO6400 1/640 f2.2 Tv


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #194 on: January 16, 2012, 06:46:00 PM »
Dude holy crap, that is AWESOME.  What part of the country are you in? 

I've been trying to find a telescope that I can use in conjunction with my DSLR, but all the sites get pretty overwhelming...so many choices and I can't figure out what's what.  I've looked at the Meade, Nextar and Celestron I think, do you have any recommendations?
I'm in Swindon, UK. Light pollution is quite bad here so there's a lot of processing required to get around it as best I can. There's still a LOT of improvement that could be done there. I really could use a longer focal length, but the 200/2 is a bit outside my budget, and I'm considering a 300/2.8 class lens some time instead... As for scopes, in short it depends on what you want one for and budget. But that's probably best for another thread.
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« Reply #194 on: January 16, 2012, 06:46:00 PM »