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12-25-2009, 02:40 AM   #16
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Some recent image from my FA135mm











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I envy people that can see 135mm... I find it an extremely hard length to use
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
I envy people that can see 135mm... I find it an extremely hard length to use
I did too, but now I'm really getting to like it

"enjoying your cup...?"
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
I envy people that can see 135mm... I find it an extremely hard length to use
I believe you find it very useful and handy when doing some street photography !

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
I believe you find it very useful and handy when doing some street photography !
Exactly why I fell in love with it!
combine the focal length with fast AF, very good size and great optical performance of F/FA135 and it's stunning lens for street/candid photography.
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Daniel, It was one of your images posted here that compelled me to get one of these lenses. Before that I thought I would have no use for a 135mm lens. In fact, I even started a thread in DPR asking why people buy a 135mm lens, as I see no reason for that focal length ...now, I like it almost as much as my limiteds.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
Daniel, It was one of your images posted here that compelled me to get one of these lenses. Before that I thought I would have no use for a 135mm lens. In fact, I even started a thread in DPR asking why people buy a 135mm lens, as I see no reason for that focal length ...now, I like it almost as much as my limiteds.

Given your collection of premium primes lenses, you do not need to be convinced.
I do a lot of birdie shot with my 300mm lens. So shooting portrait from longer than usual does not intimidate me at all.
Its sweet spot at F3.5 to F4 renders the subject ultra sharp yet retaining a creamy bokeh for the background. Also its AF speed is still the fastest of all AF lenses incl those with SDM. When it locks on focus you can feel the snap.

Here is one at F4. Holy moly







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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
I envy people that can see 135mm... I find it an extremely hard length to use
Like Daniel, I'm inclined to see long. The FA 135mm is my "go to" for indoor candid portraits: it's unimposing and allows me to grab tight compositions without losing resolution to excessive cropping.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Like Daniel, I'm inclined to see long. The FA 135mm is my "go to" for indoor candid portraits: it's unimposing and allows me to grab tight compositions without losing resolution to excessive cropping.
indoor public events in a large hall come to mind.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
indoor public events in a large hall come to mind.
Exactly (or private events in my rather large living room.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Like Daniel, I'm inclined to see long. The FA 135mm is my "go to" for indoor candid portraits: it's unimposing and allows me to grab tight compositions without losing resolution to excessive cropping.







Again all taken with FA135mm at F4. I have lost images of the surrounding background. A bridal show in Toronto with around 50 photographers shooting the same time. White balance problem was all over the place. But who cares as I can shoot relatively far away and I did not even pay one penny for the enjoyable exercise









































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Taken just a few hours today X Mas Boxing day show with FA135mm at F3.5






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Daniel, some nasty PF's you got there.
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Agreed. A lot of time I was shooting in the direction of light. I have no control of the lighting at all
All the above were done in a mall setting typically with 30 + photographers shooting same time.


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I do agree that 135mm is a weird length ... but it does work when getting it right.
I do love my Super Tak 135mm (which i bought a while ago off Jsherman) ... it's a sweet sweet lens indeed.

But I couldn't using it indoors at home ... I just don't have that sort of room. Outdoor portraiture though and nature shots is where I have found it really is in it's element.
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