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Buy Canon 135mm F2 __HOT__


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/2L USM Lens.If 135mm is the focal length you need, you will not be disappointed by the 135 L.




buy canon 135mm f2



The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens is renowned for its image sharpness.More specifically, the 135 L has decent sharpness at f/2.0 with sharpness increasing to impressive at f/2.8.Especially impressive is this lens' corner sharpness where it puts most zoom lenses to shame.APS-C (1.6x) body users will find corners razor sharp at f/2.8 and stopped down to f/4, the entire full frame image circle is extremely sharp.


The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens focuses fast and accurately even in low light - another important feature for an indoor action sports lens.Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) quietly and quickly locks focus and allows FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing.A focus limit switch is provided.Manual focusing is easy with a smooth and nicely-sized focus ring.Focusing is internal - the 135 f/2 does not extend nor does the 72mm front element rotate while focusing.


Like all Canon L Series Lenses, the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens has very good build quality.The size (3.2 x 4.4"/82.5 x 112mm) and weight (1.7 lb/750g) (and color) of this lens are not imposing - you probably won't get much attention with it.


The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens makes an excellent indoor sports lens.To shoot indoors under typical gymnasium lighting, you often need f/2.0 or wider to get a shutter speed high enough to stop the action.The 135 L handles this well.


The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens also shines in portrait photography.Some say it is actually too sharp - showing all facial flaws.My personal opinion is that I would rather start with perfect sharpness and post process any necessary correction into my images.And babies have perfect skin - show it off.This of course depends on how much subject you want in the frame and how much room you have to work in.


Head shots are a good portrait style for the 135 L mounted on a 1.6x FOVCF DSLR.Many find the 135mm focal length too long for indoor portraits with a 1.6x FOVCF body -preferring the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens,the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lensor my personal preference, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.Of course, if you have the space - use the 135 L.The 135 L's minimum focusing distance allows very tight portraits even on a full frame body.


While 50mm lenses are ideal for beginners, an intermediate or expert photographer may need something with a larger focal length for intense subject focusing and effects. A lot goes into making a lens and even more goes into thinking of buying one. There are a lot of multipurpose lenses that can do portraits well, but few can match up to a 135mm f/2 camera lens.


The reason I love these images is primarily due to the way the canon 135mm f2 affects the surrounding environment. The compression, combined with shooting wide open at f/2, gently envelops my subjects into this beautiful scenery.


We all know that blurry backgrounds are the solution to clutter in photos, making the difference between snapshots and beautiful professional photos. The Canon 135mm f2 simply melts away your backgrounds.


Today I want to talk about another such lens design: The 135mm F2 lens. I use the word design, because although the available 135mm F2 lenses aren't the exact same optical formula, they share many important traits. Perhaps you have seen the photos of masterful Russian portrait photographers such as Elena Shumilova or Anka Zhuravleva. They create a beautiful, mesmerizing dreamscape in their photos, and their secret weapon, besides an impeccable sense for aesthetics, is the 135mm F2 lens.


The moment I tried the Samyang 135mm F2 for the first time after purchasing it, I immediately felt that it was a very special lens. I took a few shots with the lens on my way home after buying it. I was blown away when I loaded the photos into my computer. I had of course heard that this lens is supposed to be very sharp, but I had never before had such a full blown "wow" experience when reviewing the sharpness of a lens.


The flawless image quality is only half the story though. Another thing that makes people go "wow" over the 135mm F2 lens design is the bokeh, which can be so creamy that distant backgrounds almost render as gradients. The 135mm F2 lens design is truly special, and in this article (and the video I made), I want to try to convince you as well.


When you shoot a 135mm F2 lens at F2, your subject will stand out in this beautiful way, often without much work needed from you as the photographer. Just place your subject against a distant background, and half of the job is done. Even if the background is very close to your subject, somehow the optical construction in the 135mm lens will still manage to separate the background beautifully.


When I was on my way home after purchasing my first 135mm lens (the Samyang/Rokinon one) I took a few quick snapshots just to try out the lens. The first shot I ever took with this lens was of my neighbor's cat, as it was sneaking around in a bush. When I got home and loaded the photo into Lightroom I was blown away by two things.


Second of all, the incredible sharpness of the photo: I have owned many lenses, most of which I bought because they were supposed to have world-class sharpness, but the Samyang 135mm still stands out to me.


Most of the available 135mm F2 lenses have a very short minimum focusing distance in relation to the focal length, creating a magnification ratio of around 0.2 - 0.25. This is great news if you like to photograph small things up close. These lenses go about as close as you could get without a dedicated macro lens.


While there are certainly pricey 135mm F2 lenses out there (such as the aforementioned Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art, or the Carl Zeiss 135mm) there are a couple that give you extreme value for the money. When you buy a lens with fantastic sharpness and image quality at all apertures, you typically expect it to cost $1,200 on up. But like a glitch in the matrix, an anomaly that shouldn't exist, you can get the Samyang/Rokinon 135mm for as little as $430 brand new. The only downside with that lens is that it is manual focus, which might not be suitable for photographing sports or children. Otherwise this lens is absolutely incredible.


If you want autofocus and great value for money, buy the Canon 135mm, as it has almost the image quality of the Samyang, and you can get it for under $1,000 new. The Canon is about as sharp as the Samyang, but it has some very slight chromatic aberration. I would recommend buying it used if you want to save some money, with the added benefit that you can re-sell it at the same price as you bought it for, effectively giving you the opportunity to "rent it" for free.


If you want the best value possible for your money, and can survive without autofocus, buy the Samyang. If you must have autofocus, and care about weight, buy the Canon. If you want the best possible image quality, and you must have autofocus, and you don't care if it is a bit heavy (maybe you need it for studio use), buy the Sigma. Include the Carl Zeiss in your research though, it might be an interesting lens for you, even if it is a bit pricey for what you get. If you are a Nikon user, of course have a look at the Nikon AF Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC and compare it to the other lenses mentioned in this article.


Whatever lens you pick in the end, you will make a great purchase. All of them are extremely sharp and produce mouth-watering bokeh, and all of them are reasonably priced for what you get. I have only owned my 135mm for less then a year, but already it is one of my top three most used and most fun lenses.


It's kinda curious how topsy turvy things have gotten since this article, just 4 years later, I think 135mm is possibly more niche than ever yet Samyang finally delivered an AF version of this concept at a lighter weight for E mount, but also at a higher price.


(cont.'d) I actually wish we had more slower 135mm FF options... I've been using a vintage FD 135/3.5 on my A7R IV as a compact tele option, often alongside a tiny Samyang 75/1.8. Together they still weight less than any modern 135mm... :>


I really wanted to use, and like, a 135mm f2 lens so I bought the Canon version. I shoot dozens of weddings every year but the 135mm stayed in my bag a majority of the time; I just didn't find myself needing to use it. This is perhaps because I'm more of a zoom guy (I have the trio of Canon f2.8 L zoom lenses, with coverage from 16mm to 200mm), and I didn't see that big a difference between my 70-200 f2.8 and my 135 f2...except I could cover a lot more with my zoom than I could with a prime. So I sold it for nearly what I bought it for and chalked it up to a learning experience.


When all that was available were APS-C crop cameras a 85mm lens provided a near equivalent view angle to the 135mm on a full frame camera. I found this highly restrictive for shooting indoors where there was seldom enough distance between me with my camera and my subject(s). I was very happy for this reason to eventually get a full frame DSLR in 2007 and sell the 85mm lens and buy a 105mm one to replace it.


Even if I wanted a 135mm lens (and the 70-200mm f/2.8 is more versatile) it would be the Nikon 135mm f/2 DC lens. Defocus control enables the photographer to use an aperture of f/4 for the subject and to adjust the amount of background blur or the amount of foreground blur. Nothing else like it and the reason the two DC lenses have remained in production since they were introduced in 1993.


As a comparison, take a look at for example -using-the-5-700-canon-200mm-f2-on-the-new-sony-a7r-iii It is short, goofy, and attracted lots of negative reviews... But you just know that there is the professionalism that is lacking here -- and the writer's Instagram page confirms that. Now - THAT's a lens everyone should have ;) 041b061a72


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