Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 8
A low cost alternative
24 August 2013
Conclusion: I have been using this lens since the film days (1996) It can work very well for portraits and has very good background blurring. In the digital age it is just average and gives a bit of a magenta cast at f2.0-F4 with my 5D and 30D. it is still a very good lens from f5.6-f11 but not in the same league as the EF 85mm f1.8 or the EF 100mm F2.0.
Dennis M. Meinert "I hear and I forget. I se..., Amazon
7 July 2013
Summary: Much smaller, lighter and faster (better low-light performance, brighter image) than a zoom-zoom. I don't use the soft focus feature (you can lock it in the "off" position) so I can't comment on it. If doesn't have IS but if you can live without IS it's really affordable.
Summary: Packaged good. Great timing! Works great! Durable. This is a real review lol. I know we are skeptical at times reading these things. I'm satisfied. Very sharp image. Works great on my Canon t3i.
Summary: This is a great lens! The build seems a bit fragile, but you must understand that this is not part of Canon's premium lens series. Aside from a lens exterior that is more prone to damage, the interior lens glass is still top of the line. You can focus on objects both near and far while maintaining image sharpness for objects in focus, and you get a smooth blur for everything out of focus.
Summary: What a beautiful lens. All I can say is those of you who've never shot this lens, you won't believe it until you pixilate your screen with the sharpest images you've ever seen. What's been said many times before is true. Canon makes beautiful pieces of glass and this is another. Get yourself one of these. You'll never use your 70-200 for this length again. It captures light so well that you could pull a flea off the head of your dog from 15 feet.
Summary: I bought this lens used(but mint) back in 1998. I loved using in on film bodys for portraits and general use. The portaits shot look like potraits should look. On APC digital bodies I was dissapointed. Wrong perspective since it became a 216mm lens. I bought a 5D and this lens shines again.
Summary: By far the most amazing Canon lens I have used to date. Lightweight, super sharp, gorgeous bokeh, reasonable price for an L lens, can&apos;t say enough good things. Definitely a must have for any serious photographer. Could be tricky for some due to the focal length, but that can really be said about most primes. Switched back over to prime lenses only and loving it.
Summary: I bought this to shoot my first wedding where I used all prime Canon L series lenses mounted on multiple bodies. This lens helped me out during the ceremony, it was a formal indoor Catholic wedding. I could have probably gotten away with my 70-200 2.8 IS which my second shooter had mounted though. Out of 500 ceremony shots around 90 were with this lens. I'd say it's worth it if you can get one in the $1000 range.