Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM

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Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM

Postby seattlesteve » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:32 am

Pros: Sharp images wide open, excellent contrast and color, relatively inexpensive "L" lens. Creamy smooth bokeh.

Cons: A little long on a cropped body, big hood

Notes: This is a fun lens to use for candid street photography. It's fast, sharp and lets you get in close to the action without carrying a big zoom. It would work well for indoor sports shooters if you're close to the action. I seriously regret selling this lens. :cry:


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135mm, 1/250th, f/6.3

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135mm, 1/250th, f/2

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135mm, 1/200th, f/6.3

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135mm, 1/40th, f/6.3

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135mm, 1/160th, f/4.5

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135mm, 1/250th, f/4.5
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Postby roland » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:19 am

Wow, those images are great! Lovely sharp and saturated L goodness. Straight onto the wish list.

Thanks Steve
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Postby x_WYSIWYG_x » Sat May 17, 2008 1:05 pm

IS is no needed for such long ? You've taken great picture with this lens :D

But I think this lens is too expensive. perhaps Canon EF 70-200/2,8 L USM is better, any comments? 70-200 is about same price as 135
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Postby pbless » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:04 pm

well i have never used 135L in reality, but i have seen many shots...and 70-200 f2.8 is well just not as good in IQ and 135L is smaller, lighter and just (for me) seem a better lens if you need this focal length!
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Postby Enche Zein » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:26 pm

very sharp even at f/2 also the bokeh is awesome.

Maybe ideal for full frame but in crop sensor it is just too long, no IS is hard to use in low light
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Postby IppatsuMan71 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:32 am

Some random shots
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Some portraits
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All are taken at f/2 , I really love this lens :)
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Postby elijahschaffer » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:49 am

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Both Photos; Canon 5D | ISO 400 | 120's | f/2
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