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Review of the 200mm 2.0 Lens

Review of the 200mm 2.0 lens   Have you heard photographers talking about that magic 200mm 2.0 lens?  It sounds like a dream lens, and the images you might have seen people post using this lens look like a fine work of art.   Recently, I had the opportunity to test out the Canon 200mm…

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  • TammyMarch 28, 2019 - 5:29 am

    Thank you for this info!  I was recently thinking about the 200mm!  Now I’m thinking I’m very happy with my 135mm.  I have the 70-200mm cannon…is the 200 you’re talking about different?  Thank You Emily!  (:ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks PhotographyMarch 28, 2019 - 2:33 pm

      You’re so welcome Tammy! Even though the 200 is great, I happy with my 135 too 🙂 And yes, the 200mm 2.0 is a prime lens- different (and lots more expensive ) than the 70-200. -EmilyReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 26, 2019 - 7:03 pm

    “Carrying around a toddler”— ROFL!! Thanks for that huge laugh. Won’t be spending 6K on a lens anytime soon here either…unless I can count the lifting as a pseudo gym membership!ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks PhotographyMarch 28, 2019 - 2:34 pm

      HA! That’s awesome Michelle. Glad that gave you a laugh…but it’s so true…totally gives up a bicep workout! -EmilyReplyCancel

How Much Should You Spend On Photography Gear When You’re Just Starting Out | The Friday Five

How Much Should You Spend On Photography Gear When You’re Just Starting Out : $5 or $5000 | A Twist on The Friday Five   Pressing that checkout button can be tough . Especially when you’ve got hundreds of dollars in camera gear and lenses in the cart.  (exciting, I know, but also a little…

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5 Inexpensive Items Photographers Should Have

5 Inexpensive Items Photographers Should Have : The Friday Five! Ok, raise of hands, how many of you like to save money?? Yup, that’s what I though…and my hand is raised too;)   I’m always down for a good deal or bargain, but being a photographer, most of the cool gear and things we need…

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Which Type of Camera Bag is Right For You? | Take the Quiz Here!

  Alright….Quiz Time (And I promise you’re not going to be graded on this one) Just write down the answers that best fit you and I’ll help you figure out which type of camera bag is your most perfect BFF😉  *This post does contain some affiliate links.  Clicking or purchasing from these links is at…

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Take Gorgeous Portraits with the 135mm lens + A behind the scenes look!

How to Take Gorgeous Portraits with the 135mm lens + A Behind the Scenes Look!   Looking for an upgrade in your lens? Maybe you’re just kinda bored with the lens you have, or maybe you’re looking for something that will just make those photos of yours look even better? If so, I know just…

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  • terri tiffanyFebruary 26, 2019 - 12:41 pm

    I just got this lens at Christmas but haven’t had good weather to use outside much yet. I’m glad to hear it will work with larger groups! I wondered why your shutter speed was so high? Because of movement? I tend to double it. Still learning all those aspects.ReplyCancel

  • Amy YoungJanuary 5, 2019 - 10:40 pm

    I am looking at a Nikon 85mm 1.8 and a Nikon 105mm 1.8. Hard to decide. ReplyCancel

  • terri tiffanyNovember 10, 2018 - 6:57 am

    I’m getting the 135 for Christmas so I have been researching it. So happy I found your blog and look forward to learning more!ReplyCancel

  • JulieNovember 9, 2018 - 4:06 pm

    Hello Emily! Well, now the 135 f2.0 is on my wish list…When I was using a crop sensor I loved my 17-55 f2.8, but now that I upgraded to the Canon 5D Mark III and mostly shoot real estate I pretty much only use my 16-28 f2.8 & my 50mm f1.4…Otherwise I rent lenses for different shoots. I am definitely checking out the 135mm! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • IrenaNovember 9, 2018 - 4:41 am

    Hi Emily! My favourite lens is probably Sigma 85 mm 1.4 ART, but… I would like to have also my own 135mm and also 35mm…. you know… I would like to have every lens… now, immidiately 😀 :D.ReplyCancel

  • Gene CordoniNovember 7, 2018 - 7:02 am

    Hello Emily, I just thought I would drop in and say hello and I read your information everytime it hits my mailbox.  This lens you speak of meaning the 135mm seems like a great lens.  I use my Canon kit long lens 55-220mm quite often and so far it seems to be my favourite…until now of course.  Having to stand further away from my subject makes up for the great photo.  I also use the uv lens protector on the outside and that seems to produce some really good results.  I also subscribe to the ” F Stoppers” site on You Tube and they have some interesting things to view there as well on a mixed bag of issues, photoshop and products.   They speak of a company that makes great lens’s and the name escapes me… I think it may start with the letter “R”…lol is that not silly or what… I will have to back and check.  This is a great time of year up here in Maple Ridge BC, Canada for some awesome fall scenes and natural backdrops.  I really like to use the fall colours as a blurred background for my subjects standing in the foreground.  Cheers Emily,  have a great week and Happy Clicking..Cheers… or Cheeze..lol  bye for now.ReplyCancel

  • Kara HendricksNovember 6, 2018 - 5:57 pm

    Hi Emily! I bought the 135mm lens last year because you suggested it and I use this lens often, if I have 4 or less subjects. I also use a 50mm lens which I have had for many years, which I use with larger groups and when it gets closer to sunset. I am in the market for a Luxe lens because I am having issues with having enough light with the 50mm. I may get an 85mm………….what do you think?ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks PhotographyNovember 6, 2018 - 8:24 pm

      Hey Kara! You know I love the 85mm too (1.8) I think it’s a great middle between the 50 and 135. I just tend to use my 135 over the 85, but it’s totally a personal preference 😉ReplyCancel

  • Katia De WaschNovember 6, 2018 - 12:08 pm

    I use a 85mm f1.4 portrait lens on my Sony alpha 7 mark IIIr body. It really is my favourite 🙂 It’s a fast lens producing really nice bokeh.ReplyCancel

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