It's not often that I'm impressed with gear, but this Canon 135mm f/2 lens is absolutely, without a doubt, unquestionably, one of the sharpest lenses I've ever used. It's extremely sharp even wide open, It produces some wonderfully creamy bokeh. It focuses quietly, smoothly and most importantly quickly.
It's easily Canon's best L lens for the money. Long live the King!
One of the finest lenses of its type in the world today. This magnificent telephoto lens uses two UD-glass elements to provide incredible sharpness and contrast, even wide-open. Its perfect for outdoor portraits, but comes into its own in low-light situations. It focuses down to 3 feet (0.9m), and is fully compatible with both the EF 1.4x II and 2x II extenders.
Long and Fast
A telephoto lens is essential to any serious photographer. For sports action, you will need a fast shutter speed and a long focal length. A large maximum aperture allows a faster shutter speed. In this telephoto lens line-up, the focal lengths range from 135mm to 300mm. If you want compactness, choose a lens with a smaller maximum aperture.The fastest 135mm telephoto lens in its class, the Canon EF 135mm f/2L lens is ideal for indoor sports photography and portraits with background blur. Although the lens offers complete automatic focusing capabilities thanks to its Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), you can still take advantage of its manual focus function even when the camera is in AF mode. The lens also offers two UD glass elements that help minimize chromatic aberrations, giving your images outstanding sharpness and color. Other details include a 3-foot close focusing distance, an 18-degree diagonal angle of view, and a 72mm filter size.