Canon 135mm f/2.0 L EF USM

Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Front-1

Canon 135mm f/2.0 L USM EF. If you’re looking to purchase this lens I always check Adorama and Ebay for good deals. It helps me if you purchase it through one of these links here in this review. When you purchase through these links it financially enables me to devote time to develop this site further. Thanks for the help! -Todd

Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Lens-1 Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Unboxing-1


25 oz (710g)

Focus Ring
Rubber on Metal.

Close Focus
3 feet (0.9 meters).

Filter Threads
72mm, Plastic.

Soft Leather Carrying Pouch
Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Pouch-1
Bayonet ET-78ii Lens Hood
Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Lens Hood-1 Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Lens Hood-2 Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Lens Hood-3

Aperture Ring

8 blades stopping down to f/32.


Made in


Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Rear-1 Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Lens Cap-1 Canon EF 135mm f-2 L USM Box-1


Bokeh Blur

100% Crop

f/2 | f/2.2 | f/2.5 | f/2.8 | f/3.5 | f/4 | f/8



Chromatic Aberration


f/2 | f/2.8 | f/3.5 | f/4 | f/8


100% Crop

f/2 | f/2.8 | f/3.5 | f/4 | f/8


Corner at f/2

Corner at f/2

f/2: It is super sharp and contrasty wide open with only a hint of Chromatic Aberration which begins clearing at f/2.2 and gone by f/2.5.
f/2.8: From here on to f/10 it just continues to get sharper and only f/2 you’ll ever see any drop in sharpness.
f/11: You will start to see a little diffraction and continue onto f/22


There is a fair but of vignetting at f2 and immediately begins to clear at f/2.5 and almost gone by f/2.8. From f/3.5-4 its basically gone.


This is a Bokeh machine! I can’t think of a lens that I have shot with such amazing background blur and image pop keeping rich color and contrast and smooth contrast areas. Its a dream to shoot!

There is hardly if any pincushion distortion.


Optics:        ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Mechanics: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Usefulness: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Availability:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Overall:        ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Out of 5

This Canon 135mm f/2L is the best 135mm lens I have ever shot. With really close focusing it also does most of my macro work with extremely sharp images at all stops. The only reason I would say pass on it is if you are shooting in tight quarters then a 85mm might work better but if space isn’t an issue then this lens is the best for portrait work. If you have the space and your blurring the background for portrait work this is the best lens to use. A 180mm or 200mm are great as well but can start to produce flat images and a 85mm will not blur the background as well. With enough space this Canon 135mm f/2L USM EF is a dream of a lens.


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