Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Telephoto LensWhether photography is your passion or your profession, this lens helps you create high-quality images with superb background blur even in low-light situations. Create photos with stunning clarity and fine details.
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This lens owns.
Posted by: AdamCzap from: Northville, MI on
One of Canon's best lenses for portrait work. 135mm can be too long for some, but this lens is great in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing. Definitely not the lens I'd recommend for a beginner! on a crop body this lens is effectively a 216mm f/2 lens and that rocks. I use it on 5dmkII's and love the results on full frame. It's also a great alternative/backup to the 70-200mm 2.8 IS but the 135 is MUCH smaller and lighter.
18 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Tracy1s from: on
This lens is excellent! The images are super clear (especially in bright lights). The background is beautifully blurred. Excellent portrait lens and outdoor lens. Can be used for portraits,etc. as long as you are able to stand sufficiently away from the subject. However, the lens is heavy and there is no image stabilization so blur might be added to pictures if hands are shaky. Best to use a tripod if possible. But clear images without a tripod are possible with the right light conditions. Also, lens is not really element proof like other L series lens so need to take care if you are out in bad weather conditions. It's a solid lens, but you will want to protect it if it's rainy/snowy/etc.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Travelintrevor from: miamisburg, Ohio on
One of the best that Canon makes. Need to throw the background out of focus? This is the lens to buy. Skip the 85mm f1.8 and the 100mm primes...they all have serious chromatic aberration issues (except the 100f2.8 maros) but they are well controlled with this lens. It is amazing. can't go wrong with it!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: AeroEight from: Los Angeles, CA on
uhmmm first off, the picture they have is awkward, its longer, they seem to have compressed the image so that it looks a lot shorter than it really is. but do know that it is a long lens, its great on a full frame, though on a crop camera, like the 30d/40d/rebelxt its rather long for indoor use. great for lowlight if you can handhold the camera. and it is SHARP definitely one of the sharpest lens that canon has even at f/2
10 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Everything I was hoping for and more
Posted by: MikeOPortHuron from: Port Huron on
BELIEVE the hype...this lens lives up to it and then some. If you are even considering buying this lens - do it. You won't be disappointed.
Tack sharp, super fast AF. Dreamy bokeh. Perfection.
Best Buy shipped it super fast for free!
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: SRPhotos from: Louisiana on
I am absolutely in love with this lens. If you are a portrait photographer, this is a must have. It's bokeh is creamy and gorgeous. It is tack sharp! You just can't beat prime lenses and this one is my favorite! It is very heavy though and since it doesn't have IS, a tripod is a must. If you have to spot handheld, you need super fast SS. I'm so pleased with it. And with best buy's quick delivery!
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Good Lens, and Lighter than it looks.
Posted by: JeffryDoc from: on
I shoot mainly primes, and this has been on my list. Crazy sharp, and not nearly as heavy as it looks. Definitely built well, but be aware that it isn't weather sealed. Don't just slap a UV filter on it and think you're safe to play in the rain like your 50mm L. Treat it right, and it will treat you the same. Sharp across the aperture range, with creamy bokeh wide open, and TACK sharp at 7.1. A great purchase. Other than my light meter, and Apollo modifiers; it's the best photography decision I've made this year so far.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Must Have Lens for Portrait Professionals
Posted by: mindykdotcom from: Harford County Maryland on
So glad I finally purchased this lens, I have been wanting it for too long and it's one of the best investments for my business. I can't wait to use it more outside once the weather breaks! Love Love Love this lens! Good glass is everything in photography and this lens is the dreamiest of them all!
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
My First L class lens
Posted by: Shaikh from: on
Don't have to say much about this magnificent lens. Regardless of the light whether its day or night it never seize to amaze me with its results. I usually use to do portraits of my family and we all love it.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Lensfan from: Alaska on
Amazing lens!! I've heard it was awesome, but wow!! Doesn't feel like a super long lens, but has great focusing ability far away. Also is amazing for portraits!