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Canon - EF 135mm f/2L USM Telephoto Lens - Black

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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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Telephoto Lens
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 33)

    Features


    Compatible with select Canon cameras

    For Canon EOS DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors and an EF mount.

    135mm focal length

    Allows you to capture close-ups and fine details even from a distance.

    f/2.0 maximum aperture

    Capture the action at indoor sporting events and other venues with less-than-ideal lighting conditions. Capable of creating an exceptional background blur, this lens produces stunning images.

    UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element for superior image quality

    Effectively corrects chromatic aberration for optimum lens performance.

    Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor

    Provides fluid, quiet and swift focusing.

    3' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 72mm filters

    Accessories included

    Comes with front lens cap, lens dust cap, lens hood and soft lens case.


    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent lens!

      Posted
      Tracy1s
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This lens owns.

      Posted
      AdamCzap

      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. Enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Lens, and Lighter than it looks.

      Posted
      JeffryDoc
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Stellar.

      Posted
      AeroEight

      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

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My FAVORITE Canon Lens By FAR!!!

      Posted
      LisaAtTheCreek
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have alot of Canon lenses but this is by far my favorite lens. Your pictures will look beautiful, the only thing with this lens is you can only fit so many people in the frame unless you stand far away. This lens is always on my camera. It's like if I had 12 children and had to pick one...THIS IS IT!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic!

      Posted
      swamison
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is a fantastic lens for portraits or whenever you need a little zoom on your subject. The f/2 low light capability makes it a very versatile lens in all lighting conditions. It's also one of the least expensive lenses in the L series. Super sharp and great colors. I would definitely recommend having this lens in your kit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Lens

      Posted
      SRPhotos
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Like a Kid in a Candy Store w/My New Canon 135mm

      Posted
      JeffatTheCreek
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Absolute awesome lens. Matter of fact it is the lens that has been on the longest on my main SLR and even when I took it off to go to a birthday party this past weekend and brought a smaller lens, as soon as I got home I put the 135mm right back on. Yeah, you will love this lens, I promise you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • LensTip.com (UK)Szymon Starczewski on October 3, 2011
      Canon EF 135 mm f/2L USM
      The Canon EF 135 mm f/2.0L USM was launched in April 1996 so dating back to an era by and large completely dominated by analogue photography. Despite the fact that 15 years passed by from its launch it is still considered to be one of the mostFull Review
    • photozone.deRating, 5 out of 5Markus Stamm on June 3, 2009
      Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM
      The Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM is one of the high performance portraitlenses in the Canon lens line-up. The primary scope remainsvalid on APS-C DSLRs where the field-of-view is equivalent to 216mm on full framecamerasFull Review
    • The-Digital-Picture.comRating, 5 out of 5Bryan Carnathan on July 8, 2005
      Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens
      It is very sharp, it is very fast, it is very well built and it is one of the least expensive L lenses Canon makes.It is the highly regarded Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens.If 135mm is the focal length you need, you will not be disappointed by theFull Review


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