Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon 135mm f/2L

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF

Release Date: 1996-04-01

MSRP Price: $899

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: 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.

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Specifications

Lens Specifications
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Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length135mm
Mount TypeCanon EF
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:6.6
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.0
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)18°
Optical Information
Lens Elements10
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades8
Aspherical Elements2 UD glass elements
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
UltraSonic Motor (USM)Yes
Rear FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance3' (91.44 cm)
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied Accessories01/01/1900

Lens Construction

Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM MTF lens

MTF Chart

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM MTF

Reader Interactions

User Reviews

  1. John Kriegsmann
    October 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    This is vintage lens that is a classic. It is lightweight with a brilliant F2 lens. AF is fast and accurate. Bokeh is creamy and brilliant rendering a terrific 3 D like separation of subject from background. It is a great indoor sports lens and when used with a cropped sensor sports lens like Canon’s 7D mk 11 serves as a wonderful wildlife lens for large animals like Bison, Elk and Deer providing an effective 210 mm effect. Canon’s 200 mm f2 IS is a heavy beast that costs five times as much as the venerable 135mm f2.

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