Monday, August 20, 2007


135mm (216mm 35mm Equiv), 1/800s, ISO200
Canon EOS30D, EF135mm F/2L USM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations! :D can't wait to see more from this lens!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Zey said...

Thanks! Can't wait to bring this lens out for a walk!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great! make sure you get the best bokeh as possible ;)

by the way, what made you choose the 90mm tamron over the 100mm canon?

3:00 AM  
Blogger Zey said...

Hahaha. Good question. Money factor! I don't use that Tamron 90mm that often, plus I don't need fast AF when shooting macro. So I save about RM700 from this purchase. But if you want to use it as portrait/walk-around/macro lens, I would recommend EF100mm anytime. One of the EF lenses which offer superb sharpness at wide open. :)

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sometimes i wonder if i could do more with the 100mm macro than the 70-200 f4...what's the price for the 100mm macro these days? difference of 700 is pretty huge

11:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Actually you're right. As for me, lugging around the 70-200 2.8 isn't a fun thing to do. A prime will make me think more for every shot and more importantly it's light!

The EF100mm F/2.8 Macro should be around RM2000, it's half the price of 70-200 F4 IS, two times faster! The best thing is you can have 1x magnification! :)

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woah cool. 2000 was less than i expected. thanks for the tip. 100mm f2.8 would give bokeh equiv to 50 1.4. sweeet.

1:06 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You're most welcome! BTW, I just got myself a kit lens. LOL!

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol! haha what lens is would that be? going backwards now? haha

heard of the 40D? nice. nikon caught up with their D3..yikes..

1:20 AM  
Blogger Zey said...

It's the very basic EF-S 18-55mm. Light and cheap. ;)

Good to have the two giants to have the real competition now. FF body will be more affordable very soon!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha that's good news. why the 18-55? i didn't know they actually sell it on it's own here. i'm still wondering if 100mm is enough range though. i think the 135 f2 would have been a superb macro :P

6:01 PM  
Blogger Zey said...

I got myself a secondhand but unused EF-S 18-55. Value for money!

Unfortunately, the magnification ratio of 135 F2 isn't that high, less than 0.2x. If you wish to go into macro photography, you still need a 1.0x (1:1) macro lens. You won't go wrong with EF100mm F2.8. Don't forget it's FF-ready (a big advantage compared to EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro). :)

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha if i had the cash for a 60mm f2.8, i would've bought the 50mm 1.4 for bokeh purposes :P

hmm..100mm is really looking good for me. but i read some reviews saying the focusing speed isn't very quick esp in darker situations. the 2000 difference from the white lens could get me some decent manfrotto 'legs' for the camera.

4:34 AM  
Blogger Zey said...

Oh yes, for RM2000, you can get a decent Manfrotto tripod such as the 055MF3 with a 488RC2 ballhead. ;)

9:46 PM  

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