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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

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REVIEW: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Review

photodo
2 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Handling and Features Performance Verdict Specification A telephoto lens, which sports a fast maximum aperture of f/2 and silent focusing with full-time manual focus override and costs around £860. In this review we'll take a close look at how it performs.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
13 November 2013
  • Excerpt: A telephoto lens, which sports a fast maximum aperture of f/2 and silent focusing with full-time manual focus override and costs around £860. In this review we'll take a close look at how it performs.
  • Pros: Great build quality, Excellent sharpness, Low CA, Fast f/2 maximum aperture
  • Cons: Sharpness not as good towards the edges at maximum aperture
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

PC Magazine
16 July 2013
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM is a classic portrait lens with sharp optics and an impressive aperture, but it's not optically stabilized.
  • Pros: Quite sharp. Minimal distortion. Wide aperture.
  • Cons: Lacks optical stabilization.
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EF 135 mm f/2L USM

LensTip.com
3 October 2011
  • Excerpt: 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 most interesting and best lenses in the whole Canon line-up.
  • Cons: resolution on the edge of full frame at the maximum relative aperture a bit below decency level,, huge vignetting on full frame by f/2.0,, work against bright light could have been better.
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 10
10

Canon EF 135mm f/2 USM L (full format) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
16 December 2010
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 135mm f/2 USM L is a highly desirable lens with excellent performance figures in most aspects. It is very sharp and contrasty straight from f/2 and it's outstanding at f/5.6. The bokeh is exceptionally smooth and buttery at f/2 and f/2.8 although it suffers a bit from bokeh fringing at these large aperture settings. Neither distortions nor lateral CAs are field relevant. The only real weakness is the amount of (visible) vignetting at f/2.
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Expert Review

photo.net
16 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The No product information for canon_135 is not a new lens. In fact it’s been in Canon’s lens lineup since 1996. What makes it an interesting lens is that it’s very sharp, very fast and it’s one of Canon’s least expensive “L” series lenses at a current street price under $1000 The EF 135/2L USM is an ideal lens for portraits and for telephoto work in low light situations such as when shooting in a theater or shooting indoor sports.
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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
1 June 2009
  • Summary: 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. Another point to consider is the price - at US$900 this is not the most expensive prime lens on the market but is not a bargain either.
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 9
9.0
Build quality 10
10

Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
8 October 2008
  • Conclusion: 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.
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REVIEW: Canon 135mm F/2 L USM

photodo
29 September 2008
  • Conclusion: 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. So if you have the need for a lens of this type and can warrant the price, you will not be disappointed with the results.
  • Pros: Fast and silent Autofocus, Simple operation, Good optical quality with nice OOF ‘Bokeh’
  • Cons: Price, Unusual size filters.
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Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens

The Digital Picture
29 October 2007
  • Excerpt: 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 the 135 L.
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