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.
- EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2 to f/32
- Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Super Spectra Coating
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Overview
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Specs
|Lens Format Coverage
|Angle of View
|Minimum Focus Distance
2.95' / 90 cm
10 Elements in 8 Groups
72 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)
3.25 x 4.41" / 82.5 x 112 mm
1.65 lb / 750 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.11 x 5.512 x 5.433"
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Reviews
I like this lens because it gives me heaps of options with my Canon C70, and it allows me to shoot very long shots with objects that are far away. Image is still sharp and the aperture is solid even in low light.
Es un gran lente que me proporciona una excelente nitídez en mis imágenes, el enfoque es muy rápido. Lo utilizo con la 5D Mark IV.
I was amazed when I viewed my first photos with this new lens! The bokeh is so soft and creamy it makes the subject seem three dimensional!! This will be a great zoo lens and outdoor portrait lens! SO GLAD i bought it! Incredibly SHARP!
If you are serious about photography, you simply HAVE to experience this lens!! Just got it, took several shots, put them in my computer and immediately realized this was money WELL SPENT!! Talk about POP at f2!! Now, back to shooting!
Much like the 100mm 2.0 Lens - Sharp and Incredible.
I like L lenses a lot as they are tougher and more weather resistant than the normal lenses. I built my portfolio on the 100mm f 2.0 lens which I believe should have been an L lens. $500/600 lens. This lens is very much like that. It makes your subject look outstanding while the rest of the image fades away nicely and slowly. I found out today on BHPhoto that it is compatible with the 1.4x and the 2.0x. The look of this lens is very different than the staple.. 79-200mm 2.8 which I have as well. Combined with my 1DX the results are spectacular. I highly recommend this lens. I intend to buy the extension tube as well with this so I can use it for some close up work.
Next level lens
Just get it, this lens is the definition of “game changer”
Legendary for reason
I've waited a long time for this acquisition. Sharp wide open and gorgeous bokeh. That's what we want right? I've got all the great and necessary L zooms and lately adding some primes. Got the 85mm awhile back and now probably the best focal length for my work-portraits. Carrying the 70-200 with my 1Dx is getting old-so am I! Might add a 5D to the equation down the road. Moreover I'm really pleased with B&H's quick free delivery and availability of this lens. For the first time I purchased an import version, The USA version has been back-ordered for 6 months or more. Who knows when or if any stores will ever get one. I was so happy to see the lens arrive in all the original Canon packaging absolutely no difference from the USA version. No regrets or worries. Thanks B&H
This lens is the perfect combination of a quick and usable telephoto length and speed. It should be in every photojournalist's bag.