Excerpt: I have been taking pictures forever, but I am new to the amateur photography scene. I took a class online this summer and my love for photography has taken over all of my free time. My primary subjects are my two toddlers and my 17 year old son. I bought this lens after reading many positive reviews, ranting about how incredible it was. My husband was sceptical and didn't really believe the hype until he saw the photos! This lens is so fun!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: This easy-to-use prime allows maunal focus during auto-focus mode, while producing spectacular results in DOF contrast/bokeh. Though a bit heavy, this lens is about half a pound lighter than the Zeiss 135mm, at about half the price, achieving levels of performance par excellence in grade.
Excerpt: Simply stated - It may be one of the oldest 'L' series primes out there but it still shines with amazing sharpness, color and contrast and is a go to lens for portrait work as well as video. It has become a regular on the cameras on wedding days.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I got this lens because I was tired of lugging around my 70-200mm 2.8 which is pretty heavy. This lens is NOT heavy, anyone who thinks so has never carried anything in their life. This is much sharper and overall better portrait lens IMO. I will be using this for portrait sessions outdoors, can't wait to use it more!
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Have used the lens one time, at the Colts/Jaguars game about two weeks ago. It is the longest lens the NFL will allow a non-pro to bring into a stadium. I used it for candid portraits mostly: players, D-line drummers, cheerleaders, fans, and Jaxson De ville the self-proclaimed best mascot in sports. I had been using my f2.8 100 mm to shoot these games up to now. The extra 35mm and incredible sharpness of the 135 were noticeable.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Conclusion: This is a LEGEND !!! You all know that the price of this lens will increase and increase as there is nothing to compare to this. I highly recommend this to all my friends. I cannot believe that it is one of the cheapest L lenses and it is the best. This lens should cost the same as the 85mm 1.2L which i also have. After years those lenses will be so expensive that none can afford to buy. Thanks canon that give us the opportunity to have this lens at this price.