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#1 David Pavlich

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:38 PM

I was out hunting for a decent street sign shot today.  This isn't it, but I wanted to post this to show why the venerable and relatively old 135 f2L is so coveted as a portrait lens.  This was shot at f2.  Great subject :lol: but note the blur.  This lens creates terrific background blur.  Certainly one lens that will never leave my collection. ;-)  A bit noisy...that's my fault, but it sure does make the background fade away.

 

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:43 PM

Great example of sharp focus, with great bokeh! Thank you David!


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 11:22 PM

I agree with Paul!

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

Nice shot David, just goes to show good glass never gets old just forgotten.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 04:39 PM

Nice shot David, just goes to show good glass never gets old just forgotten.

You have to wonder, as good as this lens is, I'd like to see Canon reproduce it as is EXCEPT add Image Stabilization.  I'd be #1 on the preorder list! :-)

 

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:10 AM

I have that lens, and I totally love it!  Might just be the best portrait lens I have ever used to this day.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:54 AM

It's fine without IS actually. The focal length is too long for indoor shooting and you would normally be using a fast enough shutter anyways when outdoor

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 11:37 PM

I just bought one last week. Should arrive this Thursday, can't wait to try it out!



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 12:52 PM

I just bought one last week. Should arrive this Thursday, can't wait to try it out!

You're going to love it!  It's an older design, but it stands up to just about anything built today.  Dollar for dollar, arguably the best lens in the L lineup.  And welcome to the site.

 

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:29 PM

...And welcome to the site.

 

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Thanks, David! It came today, so I'm super excited. Just took a few shots before the sun went down, and I am indeed blown away!



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 10:26 PM

Get some tight focus stuff at f2 and be amazed by the blur!  It's just about as good as it gets.

 

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 06:02 PM

I own it Love the lens 


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