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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
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- Micro UltraSonic Motor (USM),
- 135mm focal length, Closest focusing distance: 3 feet
- Ultra-low Dispersion glass with Fluorite elements; inner focusing ring
- EF mount; telephoto lens
- f/2 maximum aperture
- Lens not zoomable
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ET-78 II|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.27 x 4.41 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2.25 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.65 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.90 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||135 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||135 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||10|
|Number of Groups||8|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||72 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||18 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||2.2 pounds|
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The fastest 135mm telephoto lens in its class. Ideal for indoor sports and portraits with background blur. Two UD-glass elements correct secondary spectrum for outstanding sharpness and color. Compatible with Extender EF 1.4x II and 2x II.
The fastest 135mm telephoto lens in its class, the Canon EF 135mm f/2L lens is ideal for indoor sports photography and portraits with background blur. Although the lens offers complete automatic focusing capabilities thanks to its Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), you can still take advantage of its manual focus function even when the camera is in AF mode. The lens also offers two UD glass elements that help minimize chromatic aberrations, giving your images outstanding sharpness and color. Other details include a 3-foot close focusing distance, an 18-degree diagonal angle of view, and a 72mm filter size. The lens--which is compatible with EF 1.4x II and 2x II extenders--carries a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 135mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.0
- Lens construction: 10 elements in 8 groups
- Angle of view: 18 degrees
- Closest focusing distance: 3 feet
- Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
- Mount: Canon
- Filter size: 72mm
- Dimensions: 3.2 inches in diameter and 4.4 inches long
- Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Warranty: 1 year
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Enter the 135mm f2, a lighter, cheaper alternative to the 70-200. Yes, it's not a zoom lens and doesn't have the versatility of one, but I'm a sucker for prime lenses anyway, so that was a non-issue. I took the plunge and ordered this lens and I have not regretted it one bit.
I shot my first wedding with it this weekend and was blown away by the images I saw just on the camera's display. It took amazing shots in a low-lit reception. The couples portraits came out gorgeous.
This lens is sharp as a tack and the bokah is smooth as butter. If you're wondering whether or not to order it, just do it. You won't regret it.
I purchased this lens last week for $989. Today, I see it for $899. Aaarrgh! Both ship from the Amazon warehouse. Pay attention to the prices!
Update: Just took a bunch of great "opening the Xmas presents pics". Nice head/shoulder shots from across the room. Close enough to capture facial expressions. I used the 135L on a 5DII, Iso 3200, K2600. I'm beginning to feel that my 2.8 zooms aren't so fast (aka "lens-itis"). The 2.8 zooms are great for vacations (can't be changing lenses all the time) and outdoors. But for indoor natural light shots, you want f/1.4-2.0 (especially when motion is involved). A fast lens means lower iso and faster shutter speed. Hope your wallet's fat.
I'm the type who just has really shaky hands no matter what technique I try (which sucks as a photographer and filmmaker), but sometimes I can manage to get away with shooting a 1/125 shutter speed with this lens in that special photographer stance. I'll typically shoot at least 1/200 to ensure that my shots won't have camera shake when things are moving fast at weddings, but honestly just think about what settings you'll need before you put this lens on in the run and gun situation in low light. If you have shaky hands and you're trying to shoot handheld under 1/125, good luck.
This lens can also create some beautiful creamy bokeh and is completely sharp wide open. It's top quality no doubt. I think the only issue I've ever experienced is that the autofocus tends to really hunt on my 70d at times. I don't know if that's a common issue and it doesn't really get in the way as the autofocus is fine 90% of the time, but I'm interested to see if there will be a difference with the 6D I ordered from Canon last week. Either way, I'm definitely excited to see how my baby looks on a full frame sensor.
Overall, I'd recommend this lens especially if you're just starting out like I was two years ago. I had a kit lens, the nifty fifty and then I bought this beauty. This lens definitely changed my photography by forcing me to get better at composition and actually think about what shots I'm trying to achieve before just putting any lens on my camera body. You'll also slowly figure out what kind of photography you enjoy when using this type of focal length. I say add to the cart and checkout now, but don't be afraid to rent this lens from a local camera depot so you can try it out for a couple of days and see if it works for your type of photography. My local camera depot has this lens for $36 for a 3 day rental and that just gives you a great opportunity to try before you buy. I fully recommend that step first if you're completely on the fence about this lens or any other.
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