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

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Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens!

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    Tracy1s
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    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.

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    JeffryDoc
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    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.

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    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

    Amazing Lens

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    SRPhotos
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    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

    My FAVORITE Canon Lens By FAR!!!

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    LisaAtTheCreek
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    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

    outstanding

    Posted
    Travelintrevor

    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! www.photographybyrudyconrad.com

    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

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    JeffatTheCreek
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

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    swamison
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    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

    Must Have Lens for Portrait Professionals

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    mindykdotcom
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    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    UsaFromAbove

    Great however (just like 85 L) I would add that the lens has some back-front focusing issues. I have a it on a Canon 5D and sometimes pictures are totally out of focus. My Canon 28-70 or 17-40 never had this kind of problem...Any suggestion? I have a few examles at www.usafromabove.com Furthermore, it is a heavy lens!!! :):):)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My First L class lens

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    Shaikh
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great portrait lens for full frame

    Posted
    Skiff
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    the background blur rendered by this lens is second to none (maybe second only to the 200IS). great value, sharp wide open. razor-thin depth of field is great, and allows you to shoot in lower lighting conditions. if you're tired of lugging around the heavy 70-200IS, give this one a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything I was hoping for and more

    Posted
    MikeOPortHuron
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful lens

    Posted
    John
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    This lens is paired with a Canon EOS 5D MkIII. It is perfect for those portrait shots where you want to bring out the subject and have a nicely blurred background. Take your photography business, or personal pictures, to the next level!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful piece of glass

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    Jenlou
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    This lens produces a crisp subject and a dreamy background. You do have to be further back than the traditional portrait lenses so this was a bit of a learning curve for me. Fast two day shipping through Best Buy was a plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Portrait Lense

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    100DegreeSummer
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    Excellent lense to use for portrait photography. It has a really nice background blur, when used to use open. It’s great for indoor sports, weddings and portraits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Portrait Lens

    Posted
    Larissa
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    This lens produces beautiful images when paired with my 5D Mark IV. I am pleased to provide images to my clients that have been taken with this portrait lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Shrap

    Posted
    OkImage

    IT`S ALL ON TOP...................................................................................................................

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome focus!

    Posted
    Lensfan
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    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend