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135 DC does a party

Discussion in 'People' started by ZBaum, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. ZBaum

    ZBaum Guest

    A few shots of family/friends from the 50th birthday party of a family member. All with the 135mm f/2 DC.

    f/2.2, 1/400, ISO 200 (I know, I blew the highlight on his bald spot, heh)

    f/2.5, 1/320, ISO 200

    f/2, 1/800, ISO 400 (the only thing I did to this one was crop/resize)

    f/2.5, 1/640, ISO 400

    f/2.8, 1/500, ISO 400

    This lens continues to amaze me. Anything I've found in my photos with it that has been unsatisfactory has been due to a mistake of mine. It performs exactly as I need it to.
  2. ponykilr


    May 23, 2007
    Great shots!
  3. They look good to me!! It also looks like everyone had a good time...
  4. Cool series Zach. I especially like the last one.
  5. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    very nice, Zach ...i have an oppourtunity to pick up one of these lenses mint and on the cheap,,,i've been holding out fora 105 but, hmmmmmmmmmm:wink:
  6. ZBaum

    ZBaum Guest

    Thanks everyone.

    nute - Jump on the deal immediately if you can afford the lens. It'll be a great prime to fill in the range between your 85 1.8/90 2.8 and your 180 2.8. As you can see, it has the ability to just melt away the background, and it's very sharp even at f/2. I bought mine (a non-D version) from KEH in EX condition for $616, which is the best price I've been able to find anywhere. One minor complaint I have is some CA present when you blow highlights, but it's pretty hard to avoid with an f/2 aperture, and it's easy enough to fix in CS2.
  7. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    i can see where this would be a dandy addition..but the $ is tight right now...;-(
    ..i kinda figured $500 isa deal fora current model in mint condition..;-))
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