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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2017, 04:32:09 PM »
Wow, this is going to be a great year already for canon.  They're upgrading already an epic lens.  I do have high expectations.  :)
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2017, 04:32:09 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2017, 04:36:47 PM »
Makes sense, there's ample room for improvement. Have put my 135L in the ads today. Used to be one of my most used lenses, but has gotten less attention over the last years. IS is a key upgrade and alone worth the upgrade. Less purple fringing wide open will also be key. Plus rounded blades - at least nine thank you...

If there's both a new 85L and 135L this year I may even resurrect the "holy trinity" 35/85/135 that I used to possess and use with such joy.  :P

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2017, 04:40:15 PM »
Count me in. Mine needs IS badly. It will be the king of low light video, night portraiture and low light frame grab.

The king is already the 200mm f2 IS. I can get 1/8th of a second handheld shots 😍
Yes, but Canon will probably have to revisit the 200mm f/2 IS L if the 135 gets IS and any substantial optical upgrade.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2017, 04:43:44 PM »
Will also have to see how this squares with the rumour that a 135L with apodization lens could be in the making...

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017, 05:10:27 PM »
please be true.  i have been waiting for this one.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 05:13:45 PM »
Count me in. Mine needs IS badly. It will be the king of low light video, night portraiture and low light frame grab.

The king is already the 200mm f2 IS. I can get 1/8th of a second handheld shots 😍
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 05:18:03 PM »
The current EF 135L is so so good... in ALL aspects... how can it be better...

I'm not sure about this apodization filters... but if it is really going to have IS onboard... now that would be the only real upgrade IMO. This will be something I'd consider for my camera bag (I'd sell my 100L IS macro for this)! The downside will be a high price I guess (somewhere around 1600 bucks probably). :-( So... We will have to see.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 05:18:03 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 05:38:30 PM »
I have the 24-70 II, 70-200 II and now the 85 1.4 Art. Is there a need for a 135 f2 IS?

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017, 05:39:57 PM »
The current EF 135L is so so good... in ALL aspects... how can it be better...

Short answer:  The addition of IS and the implementation of 21 years worth of newer technology and lens design know-how from Canon will deliver a better instrument.

I hate referencing DXO, but as the only site that seems to catalog lenses across multiple sensors, consider:

135L on a 22 MP 5D3 sensor --> 20 out of 22 for sharpness (in their P-MPix metric)
135L on a 30 MP 5D4 sensor --> 24 out of 30
135L on a 50 MP 5DS R sensor --> 30 out of 50

Keep in mind, 30/50 is still a fine result (better than many recent L zooms measured on such a detailed canvas), but yes, it could get better. 

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017, 05:43:48 PM »
I have the 24-70 II, 70-200 II and now the 85 1.4 Art. Is there a need for a 135 f2 IS?

Fixed that
for you.  :D The 135L has coexisted well with 24-70 and 70-200 f/2.8 lenses for 20 years now, so it would appear that people truly do value the sharpness and extra stop of the 135L.

But, in the era of the super-resolving FF lenses (cough: Sigma Art), it's possible someone grabs the 85 Art or (in Nikon land) a 105mm f/1.4 and opts out of a new 135mm f/2 lens.  So, of your original list, you may not see the upside of a 135 f/2 vs. your Art lens.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 05:47:14 PM »
I like the image perspective of my 135mm, use it for urban landscape, but I find something about the image rendering slightly disconcerting a bit like an overt noise reduction plus sharpening in post production. Perhaps struggling with resolution of modern sensors?

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2017, 05:56:49 PM »
I have the 24-70 II, 70-200 II and now the 85 1.4 Art. Is there a need for a 135 f2 IS?

Fixed that
for you.  :D The 135L has coexisted well with 24-70 and 70-200 f/2.8 lenses for 20 years now, so it would appear that people truly do value the sharpness and extra stop of the 135L.

But, in the era of the super-resolving FF lenses (cough: Sigma Art), it's possible someone grabs the 85 Art or (in Nikon land) a 105mm f/1.4 and opts out of a new 135mm f/2 lens.  So, of your original list, you may not see the upside of a 135 f/2 vs. your Art lens.

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I'm just trying to find a reason to spend sensibly. 24-70 & 70-200 2.8 II is very convenient for my wedding works. Adding a fast prime 85 1.4 Art is good for indoor shots/low light shots. I was hoping to add Tamron 115 1.4 (as my poor man 200 f2) but the 135 f2 is always one where so many gave it high praise but I can't find a place in my arsenal.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 06:01:11 PM »
Wow, this is going to be a great year already for canon.  They're upgrading already an epic lens.  I do have high expectations.  :)
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I bet 1000 more for an IS.  :)

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 06:01:11 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2017, 06:38:10 PM »
See my thing, under my post. It's a no brainer. To me, the bigger question is 85 1.4 L IS or 135 2 L IS?? I think both could be a bit redundant and pricey.
Currently considering: 35 1.4 L II, 100-400 L IS II, and Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Desperately in need of a 135 2 L IS.

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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2017, 06:45:26 PM »
I like the image perspective of my 135mm, use it for urban landscape, but I find something about the image rendering slightly disconcerting a bit like an overt noise reduction plus sharpening in post production. Perhaps struggling with resolution of modern sensors?
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Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2017, 06:45:26 PM »