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Canon - EF 135mm f2.0L USM Autofocus Lens
Quick Overview |
The fastest 135mm telephoto lens in its class. Ideal for indoor sports and portraits with background blur. Two UD-glass elements correct secondary spectrum for outstanding sharpness and color. Compatible with Extender EF 1.4x II and 2x II.

* Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 135mm 1:2.0
* Lens Construction: 10 elements in 8 groups
* Diagonal Angle of View: 18ยบ
* Focus Adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
* Closest Focusing Distance: 0.9m / 3 ft.
* Filter Size: 72mm
* Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.2" x 4.4", 1.7 lbs. / 82.5 x 112.0mm, 750g

SportsShooter Member Rating | 9.79
List Price | $1500.00
More Information | http://www.samys.com/product.php?ItemNo=CANOC217331


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Peter Buehner Photographer
Orono | ME | USA
Comments | [02/21/11] As good as it gets and a great deal at less than $1K. I think the AF is as fast as any lens I have and love it from the corners shooting basketball. It also takes a 1.4x very well. Sharp, great colors, contrast, etc. If the focal length works for you, you will not be disappointed.
Rating | 10

Kent Nishimura Student/Intern / Photographer
Honolulu | HI | USA
Comments | [02/15/11] great lens. tac sharp. beautiful optics! combine it with a 1.4 and you're still golden. using this lens along side... 24L, 35L, 50L on 5D2's. Wonderful!
Rating | 8

Shawn Knox Photographer
Honea Path | SC | USA
Comments | [01/31/11] Had this lens. Temporary lapse of sanity. Sold it. Bad decision. Will own again one day.
Rating | 10

Stephen O'Brien Photographer
Houston | Tx | USA
Comments | [01/25/10] Great lense. Lightweight and sharp. I've had wonderful results with my 1.4 extender, making it a 189 f2.8.
Rating | 9

Clay Begrin Photographer
Petaluma | Ca | USA
Comments | [01/28/09] This lens is excellent for portrait work and for low light images such as a high school gyms or football/ soccer fields where the light isn't always the best. The lens is fast and sharp. One of my favorites!
Rating | 10

Steve Puppe Photographer
Olathe | KS | USA
Comments | [08/03/08] Very sharp and well built lens. Focusing is not as fast as some but definitely faster than the 85 1.2. I didn't find myself using this focal length much but it's a great lens.
Rating | 10

Philip Peterson Photographer / Photo Editor
Puyallup | WA | USA
Comments | [05/30/08] An awesome lens, fantastic sharpness, light, and unobstrusive. Great for everything, dimly lit sports to macro. Possible my favorite all time lens.
Rating | 10

Lucas Flory Photographer / Assistant
Denver | CO | United States
Comments | [10/30/07] Whoa now...the list price here on sportshooter is way off. I'm pretty sure you can pick one up new from B&H for $899.95. I love this lens, weight wise it's definatly the lightest that I own. (Used to consider it the one of the sharpest lenses ~I own~ until I purchased a 200mm f 1.8...but honestly I don't think there's any L lens that compares to the 200) But hey, HUGE difference in price, very well worth the $$ if the 2.8 apeture isn't cutting it.
Rating | 10

Randy Rimland Photographer
Charlotte | NC | USA
Comments | [10/30/07] tack sharp, amazing contrast, blazing fast AF, blt like a tank
Rating | 10

Joel Kowsky Student/Intern / Photographer
Columbia | MO | United States
Comments | [04/07/07] I got a chance to use one of these covering the Big 12 Gymnastics Championships. I was very pleased with the results and think that soon this will be another addition to my gear bag. The boken is very nice and the fast aperture was perfect for the low-light conditions at the event. It let me shoot fast enough to capture the action while being able to knock down my ISO for crisp images.
Rating | 10

JohnPaul Greco Photographer / Assistant
Waukesha | WI | USA
Comments | [11/27/06] This is one of my favorite lenses... probably the most used lens I own next to the 85mm f1.8. I use this as my head shot lens.. On a FF body, it can't be beat.. For action,..it's pretty darn good, especially when you really need the speed.. I've used this for fashion shows in available light.. and have always been very happy with the results.. For event coverage,..it is nice and light, and when I am shooting on the street, I don't stand out nearly as much as I do with anything "white" on my camera.. Oh, and yes,...it is super sharp too..
Rating | 10

Kurtis Kunoth Photographer
Carlsbad | CA | United States
Comments | [02/26/06] Absolutely LOVE this lens. This is a highly underated lens in the Canon lineup. Images from this lens really stand out from others. Sharpness, contrast, and color are just beautiful. Use it whenever I can.
Rating | 10

Michael Hickey Photographer
Kokomo | IN | USA
Comments | [10/12/04] Just recently shot a wedding with one and I swear you could tell JUST by looking at the LCD which ones were shot with this lens. It is a phenomenal optical achevement and worth every single, solitary penny. 10+
Rating | 10

G.J. McCarthy Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA
Comments | [10/12/04] At this point, I've had so much coffee I can't even see straight ... let alone type ... thanck Gowd fore spel czheck!! Anyway, I'll keep this one short -- the Canon 135 /2 is, without a doubt, one of the finest lenses I've used. It's a close second to the 200 1.8, in my humble opinion. The contrast and sharpness are simply amazing, and wide open at /2, the shallow DOF blur is orgasmic (can I say that here??). At less that $1,000, I think this lens is a steal. True, being a prime lens, it has its limitations. That said, I used this lens for daily work for about six weeks and never, ever had any problems with that. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that being forced to shoot at this length made me put a lot more thought into my telephoto work ... a good thing, really. So anyway, this lens is as close to perfection as I've come across. Great on film or digital bodies, great in low light ... just great, great, great! A must have, in my opinion. My only complaint is having had to sell mine ... damn you consumer debt! Damn you to hell!!!!!
Rating | 10



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