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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens

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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/32
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
Ideal for portraiture, the EF 135mm f/2L USM is a medium telephoto prime and a member of Canon's L-series of lenses. The long focal length coupled with the f/2 maximum aperture afford a great deal of control over depth of field for isolating subject matter and using selective focus, and the bright aperture also benefits shooting handheld in low-light conditions. In regard to the optical design, the lens uses two ultra-low dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for high clarity, and a Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy. Complementing the imaging attributes, a ring-type USM is employed to deliver quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.
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I am conflicted between purchasing this lens and the Canon EF 85 mm f1.2 USM lens? Is one superior to the other?
Asked by: Anonymous
I have both lenses, and use them on crop & FF. I want the 85 to be my favorite, but I've had the 135 much longer - it is definitely the more normal' of the two. The 85 is a huge lens, with 1.2 only rarely needed. I use the 135 on the 1DX, 100D &, previously, extensively on the 7D. If I had to choose, it would be the 135, but I know the 85 is a unique tool.
Answered by: Andrew W.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Hi there! I'm from New Zealand, Christchurch. I was wondering, how much would it cost to be shipped here? Will it get any duty customs? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
You may calculate your actual shipping options/order totals by adding the items you want to a shopping cart. It will then list the shipping options, descriptions, ETA's and fees to your location.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will this lens work with a 5D Mark III?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and all other Canon EOS DSLR and film SLR cameras.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Why would you use an extender for this lense (Canon ef 135 f/2L usm)?
Asked by: Raymond W.
I have never used an extender with this excellent lens - simply, because I do not like using extenders. But I am sure you could do that.
Answered by: ULJANA S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

I've just purchased this Canon EF135mm F/2L USM ...

I've just purchased this Canon EF135mm F/2L USM and no regrets. However, I purchased this primarily for portraits as was my use back in the days of film, but I'm reading on this site and others that the new choice is the way-pricey 85mm L Lens. I've the Canon 5D Mark IV (Full frame), so I'm a happy clam, I'd just like THIS groups thoughts on 135 mm vs. 85 mm for most portraits ????
Asked by: Robert
Hello, I bought this lens for portraits, but mainly Weddings. I had always wanted the Canon 70-200mm L series lense but found it too heavy for my weak arms. This lens give me nearly the same outcome without the heavyness. I love this lens. But I also have the Sigma 85mm. I find that I use the 85mm more often, but the 135 is also used during any portrait or wedding session. I change to different lenses during any session. I like the variety. I have the Canon 5D mk iii.
Answered by: renee
Date published: 2020-07-03

Is this lens Image Stabilized?

Is this lens Image Stabilized?
Asked by: Anonymous
No it is not.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-09-09

While this lens doesn't have specific dust and ...

While this lens doesn't have specific dust and moisture resistent construction, Canon states that all L-lenses have a certain degree of weather protection. For those that have used this lens outside, have you found any issues? (e.g. with cold, mist, light rain?) I currently have a 5D IV with 50mm f/1.2 which is all weather-sealed.
Asked by: Ricky
I did not have any issues with this lens yet
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-20


is this lens compatible with a canon 40d?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Canon EOS 40D and all other Canon EOS DSLR cameras.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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