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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #195 on: January 16, 2012, 06:50:26 PM »
Gorgeous pics ! Once I get a FF the next buy will be this beauty 135 f/2 L ! :-)

No need to wait for FF, the 1DIV and 7D photos from above show what this lens is capable of....
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #195 on: January 16, 2012, 06:50:26 PM »

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« Reply #196 on: January 16, 2012, 07:06:57 PM »
Here is a FF version taken this evening. Stunning lens on FF. 1Ds3, 135, f/4.0, iso200

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #197 on: January 17, 2012, 08:44:26 PM »
Here are some of the comparison shots with this lens on both a 7D and/or the 1D IV  Different Gyms with different lighting but both shot with Tv mode, autoISO so more real life than technical comparison  :)

135/2  1/1000 Tv ISO 3200 on the 7D

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Here is similar shot with 1D IV

f2.2 1/800 ISO 6400


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #198 on: January 18, 2012, 10:30:52 AM »
Love this Lens


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« Reply #199 on: January 18, 2012, 09:32:15 PM »

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« Reply #200 on: January 20, 2012, 02:06:49 AM »
For those who commented, thanks for the kind words and congratulations about my wedding :-)  I couldn't resist taking hold of my camera for some shots of my new wife, and this is one of my favourites (although I think I might soon fix it as it's a bit too much on the blue side):


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #201 on: January 24, 2012, 04:02:27 AM »


This is a really difficult question indeed CHL!  I have the mk II version of the 70-200 2.8 zoom and the IQ is preatty much on par with the 135L, minus the extra stop that the 135 provide you.  I am getting the 135 anyway because I am looking for something lighter to carry.

I dont have experience with the version I of the 70-200mm zoom but I am told (and you cant read in these forums) the current version was a big improvement in the IQ.  If you already find you use the 70-200mm zoom a lot for your purposes, I would think you might be better getting the mk II first instead of getting the 135L. 

Keep in mind if you buy it before Dec 31st at B&H you get $400 off! ($1974).  This is a good buy! (the link is on the main CR page).

Hope this helps.

Fabulous on the 5DII, the 135L is that bit smoother than the 70-200 II. IQ of the 135 is better but not with the huge gap there used to be. The 135 makes a good street lens as it doesn't leap out at you and is surpisingly small. Minimum focus distance is small too!

Thank you both. I am going for the 135L because of less weight and it is more discreet compared to the 70-200 2.8. I have also come to the conclusion that the 35L and the 135L will make a very good combo for me on my 40D and 5DMKII. I live in Europe so I can not take advantage of any good deals with B&H - unless I travel to New York which is not a bad idea in itself :-)

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #201 on: January 24, 2012, 04:02:27 AM »

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« Reply #202 on: January 24, 2012, 11:07:29 AM »


This is a really difficult question indeed CHL!  I have the mk II version of the 70-200 2.8 zoom and the IQ is preatty much on par with the 135L, minus the extra stop that the 135 provide you.  I am getting the 135 anyway because I am looking for something lighter to carry.

I dont have experience with the version I of the 70-200mm zoom but I am told (and you cant read in these forums) the current version was a big improvement in the IQ.  If you already find you use the 70-200mm zoom a lot for your purposes, I would think you might be better getting the mk II first instead of getting the 135L. 

Keep in mind if you buy it before Dec 31st at B&H you get $400 off! ($1974).  This is a good buy! (the link is on the main CR page).

Hope this helps.

Fabulous on the 5DII, the 135L is that bit smoother than the 70-200 II. IQ of the 135 is better but not with the huge gap there used to be. The 135 makes a good street lens as it doesn't leap out at you and is surpisingly small. Minimum focus distance is small too!

Thank you both. I am going for the 135L because of less weight and it is more discreet compared to the 70-200 2.8. I have also come to the conclusion that the 35L and the 135L will make a very good combo for me on my 40D and 5DMKII. I live in Europe so I can not take advantage of any good deals with B&H - unless I travel to New York which is not a bad idea in itself :-)

/Claes

Congratulation CHL, you will not regret the 135L.  Now that I have it, I wonder how I could live without it for so long!  Cheers,

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #203 on: January 24, 2012, 11:43:10 PM »

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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #204 on: January 25, 2012, 06:26:15 AM »
35L | 50 | 135L
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« Reply #205 on: January 28, 2012, 09:34:00 AM »
Sleepy puppies are great to shoot because they don't spaz out like well-rested, peppy puppies ;-)


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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #206 on: February 03, 2012, 08:43:31 AM »
The Look!  When your women look at you like that, you know you are in trouble!  hihihi   8)
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #207 on: February 03, 2012, 11:15:08 AM »
The Look!  When your women look at you like that, you know you are in trouble!  hihihi   8)

I know the feeling!  :D
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Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« Reply #208 on: February 06, 2012, 04:48:56 PM »
The Look!  When your women look at you like that, you know you are in trouble!  hihihi   8)
Especially when you have a second one in training :P.
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« Reply #209 on: February 06, 2012, 09:32:54 PM »
My cousin prefers this look :)


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« Reply #209 on: February 06, 2012, 09:32:54 PM »