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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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Amazon.com Product Description 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.
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 use this with my Sony A7RII using the metabones mark 4 adapter. Focusing speed is sufficient for portraiture and sports. I highly recommend this lens if you're looking for a portrait lens. Its a much cheaper alternative to the canon 85L 1.2. Although it is not as versatile as the 85mm focal length, the compression is perfect for headshots and full body portraits outdoors.
I currently use a 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and having this lens offers a lot of variety in my shoots.
I love the process of taking a photograph, and being able to experience the immediate gratification of the end result. Don’t get me wrong, I put in my dues… I learned black and white film photography way back when and I get the same feeling from peering at the back of my Canon 6D as I did when looking into the print wash in the darkroom. I did however start to feel that I was shooting imagines that I knew I would need to edit before I enjoyed… this seemed counter to why I got into the hobby in the first place. I have the lenses… 70-200mm f4, the 50mm 1.8, the 24-105mm, Canon’s little 40mm 2.8, but couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. I had looked at the 135mm f2 for several, several years. I just couldn’t pull the trigger on it until June of ’14. My second child was born and I wanted something with a little magic in it.
Impressions (Fit, finish and all the rest):
Like all Canon’s L lenses you know what you’re getting here. Top quality, top engineering, and a lens that will be with you for life. When considering a new lens, if you’re looking at any of Canon’s L series you should take build quality and functionality out of the equation – it’s there. This particular lens is something special. The way it forces the viewer to see what I want them to, the way it isolates the simplest of subjects or leaves the eyes of my daughter in focus and melts the rest away. This focal length at this aperture is as good as they say! Yes, you do have to change where your feet default to when taking a photo. You will most likely have to scoot back a bit… that’s okay when does your subject want you closer anyway?
The lens is small, fast, and super, super sharp!
If you have a Canon DSLR, especially a full-frame… every day you go without this lens is a day wasted. It is, truly, truly a phenomenal lens. Fall in love all over again with the crafting of an image in the camera!
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