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Canon 135 2.8 Soft Focus
Juerg Schreiter, Photographer
Fort Lauderdale | FL | USA | Posted: 1:29 PM on 06.29.06
->> Do any of you guys use this lens?

Does it do anything for portraits I can't do with my
100mm 2.8 ?
I have to shoot a ton of people and would like to avoid post processing as much as possible.
I'd love to see some images taken with the soft focus.
Thank you,

Juerg
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Daryl Sullivan, Photographer
Maryville | TN | USA | Posted: 2:52 PM on 06.29.06
->> I have one, a backup lens when my 70-200mm is in for service.

It's basically a 135mm, but AFD motor instead of USM.

The soft focus feature only works at f2.8 and f4. Stop down anymore than that with the SF feature turned on, the photos look the same as if the SF is turned off. Best results for SF is at f2.8. A nice effect if you like it. I still have one of the old Sima soft focus lenses from the early-mid '80's, and it has a lot more effect for soft focus.
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 5:10 PM on 06.29.06
->> You'd do just as well with a couple of soft focus filters. The Zeiss Softars are the best but they can be expensive. If you have an extra UV filter lying around you can experiment with concentric rings of super glue to give a soft focus effect.
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Juerg Schreiter, Photographer
Fort Lauderdale | FL | USA | Posted: 5:33 PM on 06.29.06
->> thanks guys
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