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Canon 135mm f2 L 0% interest £679 instore @ Jessops
Canon 135mm f2 L 0% interest £679 instore @ Jessops

Canon 135mm f2 L 0% interest £679 instore @ Jessops

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As cheap as you'll find anywhere (cheaper than grey import), but Jessops have offered 0% 24 month finance (no setup or final costs at all), along with free next day delivery.

other Canon lenses also available on offer, but can be found cheaper elsewhere. £14 Quidco cashback has also been tracked (but we'll await to see if it's confirmed).

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Lord of the red ring!!!

Great lens, but standard price.

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coathanger

Great lens, but standard price.



​standard price at the minute - the 0% 24 month finance is the offer

Without sounding thick,but why are some lenses so expensive,is it the quality of the glass ? I always thought that you paid more for a bigger zoom,but I purchased a 55-250stm canon lens for only £93 brand new on amazon and this is far less than that,so clearly zoom is not what you are paying extra for.

I've recently purchased a canon 700d and am trying to gain knowledge of what all the advantages and disadvantages of all the lenses are.

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quite a few factors, but quality of the glass is definitely one of them (better quality glass = sharper images = more expensive lens). Another of the many large considerations is the fstop (lower fstop = let's more light in). if a lens has a low fstop, it will generally have larger sized glass elements (to let more light in), which is where increased costs come in. That's just scraping the iceberg as to what dictates a lens price!

Biggunspaul

Without sounding thick,but why are some lenses so expensive,is it the … Without sounding thick,but why are some lenses so expensive,is it the quality of the glass ? I always thought that you paid more for a bigger zoom,but I purchased a 55-250stm canon lens for only £93 brand new on amazon and this is far less than that,so clearly zoom is not what you are paying extra for.I've recently purchased a canon 700d and am trying to gain knowledge of what all the advantages and disadvantages of all the lenses are.



Lots of factors go into dictating a lens' cost. Some are larger and therefore a larger quantity of expensive glass, some have more complex designs or use more expensive parts, some are better built or built to stricter tolerances for professional use, or a combination of all those things and more. For example, while this lens has a shorter focal length than your 55-250mm lens can achieve, it has a substantially higher aperture while still being quite a long focal length, and is built to cover a full frame sensor (your 55-250 is for smaller APS-C sensors). The result is a lens that's roughly similar dimensions, but with much larger glass elements, which are one of the most costly components of the lens. This lens is also from Canon's "L" line, which are designed for professional use. This means high quality materials, weather sealing, excellent focussing, and strict manufacturing tolerances to ensure consistency.

As for advantages and disadvantages of different lenses, it's all relative. At the end of the day they're tools to be used to achieve specific results- figure out what you want to do and then find the lens that's best suited to accomplish that.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 25th Oct 2016

Thanks for all the info guys

Every time I use the camera out of auto mode it makes my head spin,but I've found the best way to learn what does what on my camera is to just take lots of photos and keep adjusting the settings and to look back at what worked and what didn't.

I think it's fair to say that a lens like this would be wasted on me lol

Biggunspaul

Thanks for all the info guys ;)Every time I use the camera out of auto … Thanks for all the info guys ;)Every time I use the camera out of auto mode it makes my head spin,but I've found the best way to learn what does what on my camera is to just take lots of photos and keep adjusting the settings and to look back at what worked and what didn't.I think it's fair to say that a lens like this would be wasted on me lol



If you can get your head around aperture, priority and ISO then you've covered the three fundamental elements of exposure. Start playing with Aperture Priority and Shutter priority modes with ISO set to auto and you'll start getting to grips with the effect these settings have on your images, and from there you can move into Manual to precisely control exactly what effects you want to achieve

Canon 50mm f1.8 is a larger aperture, but costs a fraction of this.

It's about build quality.

The Canon L lenses are for made for Learners, and are expensive as they do all the work for you

Humour.

I sold one of these on eBay for £450 previously and was on prestine condition. great bokeh but to much zoom that means you hardly use it indoor

Biggunspaul

Thanks for all the info guys ;)Every time I use the camera out of auto … Thanks for all the info guys ;)Every time I use the camera out of auto mode it makes my head spin,but I've found the best way to learn what does what on my camera is to just take lots of photos and keep adjusting the settings and to look back at what worked and what didn't.I think it's fair to say that a lens like this would be wasted on me lol



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I found the easiest way to learn on manual mode was to use the screen and half press the shoot to you could see what the shot will come out like and adjust accordingly.

pentan

I sold one of these on eBay for £450 previously and was on prestine … I sold one of these on eBay for £450 previously and was on prestine condition. great bokeh but to much zoom that means you hardly use it indoor


it doesn't have any zoom, its just a longer than standard length (reach)
135mm is never going to cut it indoors unless you are the queen

lens is same price at 4 or more retailers, only cashback is the difference and 0% interest (wow)
non deal
Edited by: "brilly" 25th Oct 2016

Biggunspaul

Without sounding thick,but why are some lenses so expensive,is it the … Without sounding thick,but why are some lenses so expensive,is it the quality of the glass ? I always thought that you paid more for a bigger zoom,but I purchased a 55-250stm canon lens for only £93 brand new on amazon and this is far less than that,so clearly zoom is not what you are paying extra for.I've recently purchased a canon 700d and am trying to gain knowledge of what all the advantages and disadvantages of all the lenses are.



L lenses are 'professional' standard, so they've got ultrasonic motors, weatherproofing seals, more durable design, better quality glass, etc

..or go for the Samyang 135 f2 and save £259 if you can do without AF.

coathanger

Canon 50mm f1.8 is a larger aperture, but costs a fraction of this.It's … Canon 50mm f1.8 is a larger aperture, but costs a fraction of this.It's about build quality. The Canon L lenses are for made for Learners, and are expensive as they do all the work for you Humour.


What's the betting that pcworld etc have already used this line?

Original Poster

coathanger

..or go for the Samyang 135 f2 and save £259 if you can do without AF.



​As much as I love my 14mm Samyang, it's only useful for landscapes & astro with the manual focus. As the 135mm will mainly be for portraits, you'd need a very patient subject..

This lens is my sharpest and best lens. Wonderful lens (on a 5D).

Just ordered this lens today from Calumet. Same deal (£679 / 24 months 0% credit), but also £50 off any accessories purchased with the lens. I didn't use the interest free as I didn't want to risk my cashback, so have seen it track at £17.89. So if you count the £50 of accessories (Canon W-E1 wireless card / camera raincover) and the cashback, in real terms it's costing me £612. Looking forward to playing with it on my new pride and joy (5Dsr).
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