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Canon Telephoto EF 135mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens Soft Focus

BH #CA13528EF • MFR #2516A003
Canon Telephoto EF 135mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens Soft Focus
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Canon 2516A003 Overview

Telephoto lens with a softfocus feature. It can give razor-sharp snapshots as well as softfocus shots that do not look blurry. You have a choice of two softfocus settings. Even for softfocus shots, focusing with AF is quick and accurate.

Internal focusing
Aspherical lens element

Canon 2516A003 Specs

Lens MountCanon EF
Angle of View18°
Minimum Focus Distance4.27' / 1.3 m
Close-Up Magnification0.12x
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades6
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 3.9" / 7.11 x 9.91 cm
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.5 x 6 x 3.8"

Canon 2516A003 Reviews

A hidden treasure in the canon lineup.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-01-16

A truely easy to use lens that is crisp and clear for those unforgetable shots. Yet with its soft focus settings taps into your creative style.

A great prime

By yc361
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-03-17

I use this lens on 350D, 5D and 40D for flower and people, even tele landscape a few times. The results are great, especially when the light source is behind the subject. I only set the soft focus between 0 and 1, about 0.5 wide open. The price makes this lens even more attractive. AF is almost as good as USM with a little buzzing noise. Got a 3rd party hood from ... for only a few bucks. Perfect! If you don't like the soft focus effect, this lens is still a great sharp lens even wide open!

Great IQ plus soft focus

By yc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-02-26

Use this lens on Canon 350D and 40D This lens is cheap, sharp and contrasty even wide open. The soft focus got very positive response from 40 something ladies. The build quality is very decent, similar to Canon 50/f1.4, 100/f2, or The AF is squeaky and less sure-footed as USM

Great Lens - Limited Applications

By The Dude
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2008-12-18

I actually love this lens, the only downside is its 135mm, so you can easily frame your subject all the time. You really can't use the f2.8 for soft focus, as it is overly soft at setting 2. And if you go higher than f4 it tends to lose its soft effect. I love how sharp this lens is without the soft feature turned on, and I love how you can do soft or not. GREAT! This lens actually convinced me to get rid of my other brand 28-70 lens, and purchase a better canon lens to replace it!

Great head shot / infant portrait lens

By Jhasmine
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-08-18

The blurring of the background add's a a very attractive focus effect. I love this lens, it is a fantastic beginner lens and has produced some very effective glamour portraits. - PICTURESQUE PHOTOGRAPHY

Portraiture composing

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-12-15

Versatility, great for reducing unwanted details on facial skin.

Wonderfukl for portraits and a s medium

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-08-02

I've owned this lens for about ten years now, having bought it for portraits of the older women in my family. Well, they like the portraits it produces, not only because of the soft focus wrinkle disposal the lens offers from wide open to about f/5.6, but also, and this is important, the counterintuitively long focal length whose perspective complements the face. Buy one and you'll be pleased by the results!

I like it. I really, really like it.

By Reddy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-06-10

This is a delightful lens. The effect is quite delicate at the low setting--I didn't think of trying settings between the click stops as someone else has suggested. Portraits are very flattering, and the lens is very sharp with the effect dialed off. Auto focus is fast, and the lens is very light. Construction is also very good--good design.

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