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Showcase Canon 135mm EF f/2L USM lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by shinobi, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. shinobi

    shinobi Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Here is an uncommon usage ... instead of a legacy lens, I used a modern lens. Can only use wide open by default, but that's the aperture I use this lens at 90% of the time. Anyway, only for Canon dslr users who also have m4/3.

    All ISO 800, E-PL1 handles this ISO so well..




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  2. vincechu

    vincechu Mu-43 Regular

    wow thanks for sharing photos on a very interesting lens and camera combination, I love the colours and that bokeh :) 
  3. hmpws

    hmpws Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    Auckland, New Zealand
    A Canon L lens at work, those are nice photos. How big/heavy is the lens by the way?
  4. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 13, 2010
    Looks very good.
    - I am considering Pentax 50-135 mm F2.8 or Sigma 50-150 mm F2.8 for comparable usage (but I prefer some zoom flexibilty for situation that I am limitted in my movement)
  5. shinobi

    shinobi Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    It's a big lens, but still considered light in the dslr world -> Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : EF 135mm f/2L USM.

    It's one of Canon's best, but it is even slightly sharper on the E-PL1 than on a Canon 7D for example, due to the weaker AAF of the E-PL1. Just look at those eyelashes :)  (and these are ISO 800)
  6. shinobi

    shinobi Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Canon has the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM zoom, currently its most popular, but not to me, as it's double the weight, only f/2.8, and I am really used to primes for a long time.

    I see some petite women using the 70-200 though, something must be wrong with me, I probably need to take up weightlifting :confused: 

    That Pentax 50-135 is very interesting, lightweight for a zoom dslr lens.
  7. shinobi

    shinobi Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Speaking of weightlifting, these gals will have no problems carrying any camera ... all from the same lens, on E-PL1



    and these guys can carry any camera including me :) 

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  8. agoglanian

    agoglanian Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 23, 2010
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Abram Goglanian
    I love this lens on my 5DmkII, I may just have to get an adapter for all my eos glass :) 
  9. agoglanian

    agoglanian Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 23, 2010
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Abram Goglanian
  10. shoturtle


    Oct 15, 2010
    You are getting me to think about getting a EF adapter for my epl-1. But the 135L is a great lens.
  11. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Your photos with this lens look really good. I've got the same lens but mine wasn't quite as sharp as yours wide open on my epl-1. I stopped it down to f2.8 (by changing the aperture while on my 7d and then taking the lens off the camera while holding down the DOF preview button) and my photos were better.
  12. agoglanian

    agoglanian Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 23, 2010
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Abram Goglanian
    My copy of the 135L is pretty sharp wide open, I don't ever feel like I have to stop down with this lens to improve sharpness. It was the first copy I ever tried, but I bought it used about 6 months ago.
  13. shinobi

    shinobi Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Mine too ... also sharper on my E-PL1 than on my Canon 7D, of course, due to the weaker AAF.
  14. lenticularis

    lenticularis Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 30, 2011
    another 135 f2L user, on a G3

    I have a great EOS system and I bought a G3 as an adjunct, for when circumstances dictate a smaller, lighter camera. Despite this reason for buying into the M 4/3 world, I am also excited about using my EF lenses and some legacy PK lenses.

    I'm also excited about using older MF lenses on my EOS camera.

    I have bought a few adapters and have quickly experimented a couple of evenings after work, really without the full knowledge of getting the manual focus spot on.

    My EF 135mm f2 L lens is one of Canon's best. I tried it a couple of nights ago on the G3 and have been very pleased at the few test shots.

    My only attempt at this combo so far was in the garden, so no people shots yet.

    Here are two samples:

    and P1010162_EF_135_f2_L.

    The images are jpegs created from RAW, but with no contrast / saturation enhancement.
  15. Mike Peters

    Mike Peters Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2016
    Mike Peters
    I've been using adapted FD 135's for a while. Found a nice used EF 135 and picked it up. Happy I did.
    071118_1701_CSAM Green Teams at UN.
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