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Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM Lens

BH #CA13518RF • MFR #5776C002
Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
Pairing a medium-telephoto focal length with an extremely bright maximum aperture, the Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM offers an engaging mixture of high sharpness and shallow depth of field, making it an ideal choice for portrait subjects. Benefitting this desirable combination is an advanced L-series optical design, robust and weather-sealed construction, and fast AF along with dependable image stabilization for intuitive use.
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Canon RF 135mm F/1.8L IS USM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Perfect Portrait Prime
  • 3L Series Optics
  • 4Nano USM Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • 5Robust Design and Intuitive Handling
By B&H Photo's
Perfect Portrait Prime
Pairing a medium-telephoto focal length with an extremely bright maximum aperture, the Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM offers an engaging mixture of high sharpness and shallow depth of field, making it an ideal choice for portrait subjects. Benefitting this desirable combination is an advanced L-series optical design, robust and weather-sealed construction, and fast AF along with dependable image stabilization for intuitive use.
L Series Optics
  • Impressively bright f/1.8 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for selective focus applications and also benefits working in low-light situations.
  • Three ultra-low dispersion elements control a variety of aberrations in order to achieve high sharpness, clarity, and accurate color rendering.
  • Both Air Sphere and Super Spectra Coatings improve image quality by maintaining high contrast and color accuracy while reducing lens flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
    Nano USM Autofocus and Image Stabilization
    • Nano USM delivers fast, accurate, and near silent autofocus performance to benefit both photo and video applications.
    • Customizable Lens Function buttons on the barrel permit intuitive tactile control and rapid access to shooting settings.
    • Benefitting handheld and monopod-based shooting, Optical Image Stabilization compensates for 5.5 stops of camera shake, or up to 8 stops if paired with in-body image stabilization, for sharper imagery.
    Robust Design and Intuitive Handling
    • Weather-sealed design for reliable use in inclement conditions.
    • Fluorine coating on front element helps repel moisture, dust, and fingerprints and is also easier to clean.
    • Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.

    Canon RF 135mm F/1.8L IS USM Specs

    Key Specs
    Focal Length
    135mm
    Maximum Aperture
    f/1.8
    Lens Mount
    Canon RF
    Lens Format Coverage
    Full-Frame
    Focus Type
    Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Yes
    Filter Size
    82 mm (Front)
    Maximum Aperture
    f/1.8
    Minimum Aperture
    f/22
    Lens Mount
    Canon RF
    Lens Format Coverage
    Full-Frame
    Angle of View
    18°
    Minimum Focus Distance
    2.3' / 70 cm
    Maximum Magnification
    0.26x
    Optical Design
    17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades
    9, Rounded
    Focus Type
    Autofocus
    Image Stabilization
    Yes
    Filter Size
    82 mm (Front)
    Dimensions (ø x L)
    3.5 x 5.1" / 89.2 x 130.3 mm
    Weight
    2.1 lb / 935 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    2.87 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    11.1 x 5.4 x 5.4"

    Canon RF 135mm F/1.8L IS USM Reviews

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    Would this lens be good for macro, and for wide ...

    Would this lens be good for macro, and for wide angle in a cathedral...can it be used for fish eye effects? Will it support f8 and f11...we want everything super sharp, especially our portraits. Will it fit in my shirt pocket?
    Asked by: Dan
    The Canon 135mm lens is not a macro, wide angle or fisheye lens and not recommended for wide angle views in a church. It can be used at f8 and f11 and it is a very sharp lens. It is 3.5 by 5.1 inches and weighs 2.1 pounds so it would not fit into a shirt pocket.
    Answered by: Dan
    Date published: 2023-04-25

    Would this lens provide the flat compression that ...

    Would this lens provide the flat compression that I am looking for in tight headshots?
    Asked by: Leroy
    As of today, 01/03/23 we haven't received the Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM Lens and have not had a chance to test it yet, but in general 135mm L series lenses do have flat compression that is great for tight headshots.
    Answered by: Daniel
    Date published: 2023-01-03

    does anyone know if this lens is the successor to ...

    does anyone know if this lens is the successor to the 135mm f2? with IS on this version?
    Asked by: Ashton
    The 135mm f2 is an EF mount lens. The Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM Lens is specifically for RF mount so is optimized for that and is different than the one you referenced.
    Answered by: Robert
    Date published: 2023-01-16

    Is it compatible with extenders ?

    Is it compatible with extenders ?
    Asked by: Ronald Hein
    Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM Lens BH #CA13518RF is not compatible with Canon RF extenders.
    Answered by: samikg
    Date published: 2022-11-06

    Will the lens IS work in conjunction with in ...

    Will the lens IS work in conjunction with in camera for maximum Benicia, or is it one or the other ?
    Asked by: Nathan
    Canon actually says a total of 8 stops when you combine in-camera stabilization with the in-lens stabilization of the 135mm f/1.8 (which is a lot).
    Answered by: Franz-Michael S
    Date published: 2023-01-14

    Do the programmable buttons on the lens directly ...

    Do the programmable buttons on the lens directly access, for example the 1.6 crop mode? Or do you have to scroll to select which crop mode after pushing one of these button?
    Asked by: Vaughn
    Yes you can! This has been demonstrated on numerous videos on YouTube. https://youtu.be/8YtTiBBFVuM 3.50 minutes
    Answered by: Neil
    Date published: 2023-05-08

    Does it has a manual override focus when lens is ...

    Does it has a manual override focus when lens is in AF mode and also when camera is in AF-Sor C mode ?
    Asked by: Joseph
    Manual focus override is possible with the Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM Lens, however this is dependent on camera settings.
    Answered by: Yaakov
    Date published: 2023-03-29

    Would this lens be good for portrait photography?

    Would this lens be good for portrait photography?
    Asked by: Maurice
    Yes the Canon RF 135mm f/1.8 L IS USM Lens can be a good portrait lens on a full frame camera. And that you have room to move back if you need more than head and shoulder shots.
    Answered by: Robert
    Date published: 2023-02-21
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