Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Last updated (24 June’13):
- Review by SLRGear

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM features 135mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.0. The lens construction has 10 elements in 8 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 18 degrees. Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM , Closest focusing distance at 3 feet and has a filter size of 72mm. The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM lens weighs 1.7 pounds and it measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 4.4 inches long.

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Overall Rating: ★★★★★


Expert Reviews

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Reviews

SLRGear reviews the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM and writes;
“although we don’t explicitly test for it, we have to note that this lens’ bokeh (rendering of out-of-focus objects) is really excellent as well. Fit and finish are first-rate as well, with very smooth manual focus operation, and very fast autofocus on the camera.”
Rating: ★★★★½

SLRLensReview reviews the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM and writes;
“Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM is a very solid lens with outstanding overall performance on both APS-C and full-frame cameras. Some vignetting with a full-frame body at wide open apertures and occasional purple fringing are things to be aware of here.”
rating: N/A

Photodo.com reviews the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM and writes;
“A lens of this nature is a reasonably specialised piece of kit. It’s speed, both light gathering and focussing, make it ideal for indoor sport and event work. It also scores highly if you want portraits with OOF backgrounds where the focal length is near perfect.”
rating: N/A

Photozone.de reviews the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM and writes;
“The Canon EF 135mm f/2 USM L is a superb lens with outstanding performance figures in all aspects except maybe vignetting at the max. aperture setting (f/2). The mechanical construction is up to pro standards and the AF is as fast as it gets in EOS land. All-in-all a lens that truly deserves the Canon L designation. “
Rating: ★★★★★

The-digital-picture reviews the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM and writes;
“The Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM Lens makes an excellent indoor sports lens. To shoot indoors under typical gymnasium lighting, you often need f/2.0 or wider to get a shutter speed high enough to stop the action. The 135 L handles this well. “
Rating: ★★★★★

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Manual

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM User Manual

- Download Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM User Manual (PDF – 1.9Mb)

Features

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Specifications

The fastest 135mm telephoto lens in its class, the Canon EF 135mm f/2L lens is ideal for indoor sports photography and portraits with background blur. Although the lens offers complete automatic focusing capabilities thanks to its Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), you can still take advantage of its manual focus function even when the camera is in AF mode. The lens also offers two UD glass elements that help minimize chromatic aberrations, giving your images outstanding sharpness and color. Other details include a 3-foot close focusing distance, an 18-degree diagonal angle of view, and a 72mm filter size. The lens–which is compatible with EF 1.4x II and 2x II extenders–carries a one-year warranty.

Specifications

* Focal length: 135mm
* Maximum aperture: f/2.0
* Lens construction: 10 elements in 8 groups
* Angle of view: 18 degrees
* Closest focusing distance: 3 feet
* Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
* Mount: Canon
* Filter size: 72mm
* Dimensions: 3.2 inches in diameter and 4.4 inches long
* Weight: 1.7 pounds
* Warranty: 1 year


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