5d3 with 135L... a magical match....

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Tony Parenti
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5d3 with 135L... a magical match....
May 1, 2012

I'm loving this combo and being able to select from all those focus points. I can honestly say I haven't touched my 5d2 since I upgraded. Poor thing.

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Re: 5d3 with 135L... a magical match....
In reply to Tony Parenti, May 1, 2012

Tony Parenti wrote:

I'm loving this combo and being able to select from all those focus points. I can honestly say I haven't touched my 5d2 since I upgraded. Poor thing.

The 135L is a lens that does not really require more than one AF point, except for action.

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In reply to Tony Parenti, May 1, 2012

very nice sot
so you tell us that you can't do it with the 5D 2 ?

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Re: 5d3 with 135L... a magical match....
In reply to Peter 13, May 1, 2012

It is a great photo from a great lens, but I gotta agree with Tony.

I'd understand if it had been a 50L 1.2 or 85L 1.2.

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Tony Parenti wrote:

I'm loving this combo and being able to select from all those focus points. I can honestly say I haven't touched my 5d2 since I upgraded. Poor thing.

The 135L is a lens that does not really require more than one AF point, except for action.

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In reply to Rickuz, May 1, 2012

I ment that I agree with Peter.

Gosh. Will they ever fix the edit button? Its been 3 days already..

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Rickuz wrote:

I ment that I agree with Peter.

Gosh. Will they ever fix the edit button? Its been 3 days already..

Sorry but I totally disagree with you guys. 135L is one of those lenses that will benefit from more than one working AF point. The lens is too long for hand hold and requires steady hand for focus. Any focus and recompose messes things up unless you stopping down a lot.

In my book 50L, 85L and 153L will benefit a lot from 5DIII. The shot OP showed can be nailed with 5DII with careful focusing but will be a piece of cake with 5DIII.

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Peter 13 wrote:

Tony Parenti wrote:

I'm loving this combo and being able to select from all those focus points. I can honestly say I haven't touched my 5d2 since I upgraded. Poor thing.

The 135L is a lens that does not really require more than one AF point, except for action.

Well if you want to catch a truly candid or special moment while still being able to properly compose your shots, then yes, you need more than one AF point.

"I'm so sick of all these, you don't need that camera to take that shot" CRAP!

You don't need a washing machine to get clean clothes and you don't need a computer to do your taxes either. I wonder if you spend your whole life trying to make it more difficult.

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In reply to kim_hdr, May 1, 2012

It's right in the manual, "Shots like these cannot be attained with the 5d Mark 2"...

No seriously, I didn't say that. Thought I probably would've center/recomposed it.... 5d3 just made it easier...

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In reply to Tony Parenti, May 1, 2012

The water is nice and smooth, and colors really pop.

Also nice to know the outside AF points work well. They're not worth a ton on the 5DI.

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Nice shot but I just wish the white bridge wasn't so distracting :|.

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facedodge wrote:

The 135L is a lens that does not really require more than one AF point, except for action.

Well if you want to catch a truly candid or special moment while still being able to properly compose your shots, then yes, you need more than one AF point.

Not really. I focus and recompose much faster than I can change the AF point.

"I'm so sick of all these, you don't need that camera to take that shot" CRAP!

Don' t start such threads then. Both the title and the comments suggest that the 5D3 has some special benefits with that lens that make it "magical". You should expect somebody to call your bluff.

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+1. The white bridge dominates the frame, a bit distracting. Otherwise a very nice picture.

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Peter 13 wrote:

Don' t start such threads then. Both the title and the comments suggest that the 5D3 has some special benefits with that lens that make it "magical". You should expect somebody to call your bluff.

OK, you are not the OP. When will DPR adjust their clock?

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amobi wrote:

In my book 50L, 85L and 153L will benefit a lot from 5DIII.

I would remove the 135L from that list. I never had a misfocused shot with it with my 5D2. But I would add the 35L and the 24L. F&R is more problematic with WA, and that depends on the distance, as well.

The shot OP showed can be nailed with 5DII with careful focusing but will be a piece of cake with 5DIII.

Same with the 5D2.

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In reply to Tony Parenti, May 1, 2012

The 135 f/2 and the 50 f/1.2 nearly made me move from Nikon to Canon.

They truly are remarkable pieces of glass.

Tony Parenti wrote:

I'm loving this combo and being able to select from all those focus points. I can honestly say I haven't touched my 5d2 since I upgraded. Poor thing.

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IQ-wise this lens is a magic with any cameras. I do agree with you about the AF capability though. However I don't know it's the lighting or pp the image looks a little blend to me especially when it's coming from a lens like this. I've seen much better ones.

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AllanW wrote:

The 135 f/2 and the 50 f/1.2 nearly made me move from Nikon to Canon.

They truly are remarkable pieces of glass.

I'll second that - my two favorite lenses.

Tony Parenti wrote:

I'm loving this combo and being able to select from all those focus points. I can honestly say I haven't touched my 5d2 since I upgraded. Poor thing.

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Great example. Ive rented the lens in the past and loved it. one day...one day it shall be mine!
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In reply to Peter 13, May 2, 2012

This seems less like a matter for dogma than for the shooter's preference.

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amobi wrote:

In my book 50L, 85L and 153L will benefit a lot from 5DIII.

I would remove the 135L from that list. I never had a misfocused shot with it with my 5D2. But I would add the 35L and the 24L. F&R is more problematic with WA, and that depends on the distance, as well.

The shot OP showed can be nailed with 5DII with careful focusing but will be a piece of cake with 5DIII.

Same with the 5D2.

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In reply to fjpyyy, May 2, 2012

The white bridge is a nice structural element because it leads to the children, but it is so white that it pulls your away away from the children. I think you should bring it way down in post processing.

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+1. The white bridge dominates the frame, a bit distracting. Otherwise a very nice picture.

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