Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM

Telephoto prime lens | Canon EF | 2520A004

*all images have been downsized to 1920 pixels on the long side which will fill up an HD display. If you want to pixel peep at 1:1 at full resolution, sorry. Photography ain't about that. I've had this lens for a little over a year now and it has taught me so much about photography and portraiture. It's taught me what SHARP looks like. It's taught me about flare and ghosting, and when that can be good and bad. It's taught me about compression and bokeh. But mostly, it's taught me that I love ...

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User3033323433
 

Bought it used from B&H (8 condition I think). Lens was very clean. I was going to get a 70-200 but I'm glad I went for this first. Shot an engagement session and it just has a whole different look to it. The clients were very please as was I. Its very sharp. No AFMA needed. The bokeh is insane. The 59th St/Queensboro Bridge is in the background. It is a little longer than I am used to and not as versatile as 70-200 but if I have the space I will use this lens. It just produces some nice ...

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I own 9 Canon L Series lenses and 1 Non L lenses and i can proudly say this lens is the Lord of the L rings. One a full frame camera this lens is insanely sharp at F2.0 which is very good. Most of the lenses are usually a bit soft wide open but now i can agree hype is true and this is insanely sharp wide open.The colors and contrast are punchy. The quality of Bokeh is amazing. I wont recommend this lens in crop sensor for portraits. Consider going for a 85mm for crop sensor as it is about 135 ...

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AlexOK

Although more of a niche lens, when the 135 is on my camera I tend to have the most fun shooting photography. For portraits, especially of an individual or a couple, this lens has no competition. The lens is beautifully sharp wide open and produces a feel to the photo that cannot truly be described. AF is very quick, and the 135 is fairly unobtrusive and light to boot. I am not suggesting that it will completely replace a big 70-200, but I am content with having this one in the bag. For ...

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Digimat
 

This was one of the first lenses i bought when photography became a serious hobby, 10 years ago and i used it since on many bodys (350D, 20D, 5D2, 5D3) and i have to say its easily one of canons best. it is super sharp and contrasty wide open, only minor improvement when yous top down, the autofocus is extremely sharp and precise, even in challenging light conditions where, f.e., the 85 1.8 tends to missfocus. It doesnt cost a fortune, is not too big nor too heavy and overall an absolute joy ...

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TanelEE
 

This review is going to be very short... Because it is just insane how sharp it is wide open! You would think it is impossible to go any sharper when stopping down, but it goes beyond any expectations! AF is fast and accurate. Price is reasonable! Usable with teleconverters(I have Sigma. not tested others). And you can still get quite good results... I only wish it would have a metal filter thread and weather sealing. Everything else is just spectacular!

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The 135 f2.0 is my second fixed focus lens (the first one is the 50 f1.8 of course) that I acquired in the late 90's. It is still one of the best short tele lens on the market today. It is extremely sharp and with super high contrast. I still remember the first time when I saw the pictures from this lens, it was simply amazing: the flowers on the pictures were so sharp and colorful, they look even better than the real things!

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The image quality from this lens is insanely good. It is razor sharp from wide open and it has a bokeh to die for. It is built like the proverbial tank. It's my lens of choice for candid portraiture from a slight distance, for example when shooting events in low light.

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shehab
 

i take laot of photos and i can take where i go and it nice out and in door

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August_West
 

Purchased this after reading so many glorifying reviews. It is all true...this lens is everything it is built up to be. Takes some getting used to, and definitely requires 1/200 or faster when handheld but the results are absolutely stunning! I really like the focal length on d7, perfect for shooting kids outside at play (from a distance), and a few of the landscapes I've shot turned out very nice. An impressive piece of engineering.

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