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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2012, 04:00:52 PM »
a real one would be around 2k i guess?

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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2012, 04:04:37 PM »
Why would a portrait lens need a focus limiting switch?  Isn't that a Macro thing? 

If it is real though, then Canon will be selling one to me! 


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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2012, 04:05:55 PM »
I just bought the 135 f/2 2 weeks ago and it is my new favorite lens. I am very particular about "sharp" images and the 135 is insanely sharp. I would have to be very convinced to give it up for a new version.
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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2012, 04:10:27 PM »
I just bought the 135 f/2 2 weeks ago and it is my new favorite lens. I am very particular about "sharp" images and the 135 is insanely sharp. I would have to be very convinced to give it up for a new version.

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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2012, 04:12:40 PM »
I agree that this must be a photo-shopped 100mm L macro.

Note the AF limiter button has 3 settings (Full, 0.5-infinity & 0.3-0.5) just like the 100mm L macro does.
Is this AF function even necessary on a non-macro lens?

The cloned pixels must be from stretching the image.
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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2012, 04:16:25 PM »
I really like the 135mm f/2.0L, however, I don't use it as much as I used to because it is starting to show its age. The lens isn't much faster focusing than the 85mm f/1.2L II (feels like it has slowed down over a few years) and I think the focusing speed needs to be improved to keep up with the 1DX. 135mm is one my favorite focal lengths for basketball so I'm looking forward to a new model. I don't need the extra 1/3 stop of light or IS but will happily take any improvements I can get my hands on.

Yeah, then you need another copy, the 135 is 8 times faster than my 85.... In fact I find the 135 faster than the 70-200 2,8mk1..

Thanks for the input, I am really surprised that the AF speed of my 135mm f/2.0L has slowed down so much over the past 5 years but I used to use the lens on almost every shoot until I got the 200 f/2.0L IS. I'm going to hold out until they can come up with a replacement which has more reliable USM.

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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2012, 04:56:01 PM »
I'd love one of these

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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2012, 04:58:03 PM »
So a quick round-up:

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/02/more-lens-suggestions-cr1/ - 135 f/1.8 L IS mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/12/canon-files-a-patent-for-a-bunch-of-lenses/ - 135 f/2 metioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/04/a-random-roadmap-lenses-body-cr1/ - 135 f/2 II mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/02/what-next/ - 135 f/1.8 L mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/01/new-l-primes-cr2/ - just post mentioning upgrade of current model

http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/50l-85l-135l-to-get-upgraded-cr1/ - 135 f/2 L IS mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/ef-135-f1-8l-is-cr1/ - 135 f/1.8 L IS mentioned, also mentioned that 2 versions were tested

So let me count (in last 2 years):
3 posts mentioning 135 f/1.8 L IS (including current one)
1 post mentioning 135 f/1.8 L
2 posts mentioning 135 f/2 L IS
2 posts mentioning 135 f/2 L II
and 1 without given aperture and IS info.

Lenses are quiet hard to preddict but rumors say that there are 4 possible versions:
  • 135 f/1.8 L IS
  • 135 f/1.8 L
  • 135 f/2 L IS
  • 135 f/2 L II
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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2012, 05:10:03 PM »
So a quick round-up:

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/02/more-lens-suggestions-cr1/ - 135 f/1.8 L IS mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/12/canon-files-a-patent-for-a-bunch-of-lenses/ - 135 f/2 metioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/04/a-random-roadmap-lenses-body-cr1/ - 135 f/2 II mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/02/what-next/ - 135 f/1.8 L mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/01/new-l-primes-cr2/ - just post mentioning upgrade of current model

http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/50l-85l-135l-to-get-upgraded-cr1/ - 135 f/2 L IS mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/ef-135-f1-8l-is-cr1/ - 135 f/1.8 L IS mentioned, also mentioned that 2 versions were tested

So let me count (in last 2 years):
3 posts mentioning 135 f/1.8 L IS (including current one)
1 post mentioning 135 f/1.8 L
1 posts mentioning 135 f/2 L IS
2 posts mentioning 135 f/2 L II
and 1 without given aperture and IS info.

Lenses are quiet hard to preddict but rumors say that there are 4 possible versions:
  • 135 f/1.8 L IS
  • 135 f/1.8 L
  • 135 f/2 L IS
  • 135 f/2 L II

So summarizing your findings we are 100% sure, that such a lens exists or doesn't exist.
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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2012, 05:17:34 PM »
So summarizing your findings we are 100% sure, that such a lens exists or doesn't exist.

 ;D Im in the group that thinks the pic is heavily photoshopped.

I just wanted to summarize everything about this "lens" and possible upgrade for 135 f/2 L at one place  ;)
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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2012, 05:20:02 PM »
So a quick round-up:

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/02/more-lens-suggestions-cr1/ - 135 f/1.8 L IS mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/12/canon-files-a-patent-for-a-bunch-of-lenses/ - 135 f/2 metioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/04/a-random-roadmap-lenses-body-cr1/ - 135 f/2 II mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/02/what-next/ - 135 f/1.8 L mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/01/new-l-primes-cr2/ - just post mentioning upgrade of current model

http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/50l-85l-135l-to-get-upgraded-cr1/ - 135 f/2 L IS mentioned

http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/ef-135-f1-8l-is-cr1/ - 135 f/1.8 L IS mentioned, also mentioned that 2 versions were tested

So let me count (in last 2 years):
3 posts mentioning 135 f/1.8 L IS (including current one)
1 post mentioning 135 f/1.8 L
1 posts mentioning 135 f/2 L IS
2 posts mentioning 135 f/2 L II
and 1 without given aperture and IS info.

Lenses are quiet hard to preddict but rumors say that there are 4 possible versions:
  • 135 f/1.8 L IS
  • 135 f/1.8 L
  • 135 f/2 L IS
  • 135 f/2 L II

So summarizing your findings we are 100% sure, that such a lens exists or doesn't exist.

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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2012, 05:32:54 PM »
I really like the 135mm f/2.0L, however, I don't use it as much as I used to because it is starting to show its age. The lens isn't much faster focusing than the 85mm f/1.2L II (feels like it has slowed down over a few years) and I think the focusing speed needs to be improved to keep up with the 1DX. 135mm is one my favorite focal lengths for basketball so I'm looking forward to a new model. I don't need the extra 1/3 stop of light or IS but will happily take any improvements I can get my hands on.
Interestingly, this LensRental article published today might just agree with exactly what you wrote

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/08/autofocus-reality-part-3b-canon-cameras

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The two newest Canon cameras have more accurate phase-detection sensors than their previous cameras. The newest lenses have more accurate focus movement (or provide more accurate focus movement feedback, or both) that takes advantage of those sensors. Older cameras don’t have accurate enough AF sensors to take advantage of the new lenses’ capabilities.  Older lenses can’t move their focusing elements with enough accuracy to take advantage of the new cameras’ accurate sensors.
So, a lens might appear to slow down if you've upgraded bodies over time, or, if you've gotten a newer lens  that pairs better with a newer body. The 135L being a 1996 lens would suggest that's likely, and so an upgrade to it might make an already fast lens even faster.

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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2012, 05:36:31 PM »
OH DEAR ME
If you could read Chinese (I know that's something difficult, sorry) you would find out that it is just a PS work and the author has no intention to deny that...

This is what I love/hate about this forum. we get nearly two pages of speculation before someone does a fact check and then even after that, we get more than a page of additional speculation. This thread will probably go on for another several pages despite the translation.
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Re: Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2012, 06:07:22 PM »
Even if real, the only way I'd consider the lens if it was:

- As sharp at f2 as the my f2 (and f1.8 was extremely sharp too)
- Under £800

I really don't see Canon replacing the original brilliant lens.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2012, 06:28:31 PM »
I don't have a use for it, but I could see a 135mm f/1.8 L IS selling very well. 
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2012, 06:28:31 PM »