The EF 135mm f/2 L USM is a fast, lightweight, high-quality telephoto lens. It is the ideal tool for capturing indoor sports in low-light conditions and for shooting portrait photography.

Canon 135mm f2L USM gets DXO Marked, the oldie still holds its own after so many years.

"16 years on from its launch the 135mm f/2L USM is still a solid option for portrait, sport and low-light photography. That said as lens development continues to evolve recent telephoto primes like the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM and Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM do demonstrate notable improvements in Sharpness. Although performing well in all our DxOMark Lens Metric Scores the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM only ranks 5th for EF mount telephoto primes on the EOS 5D Mark II and new in terms of quality to price ratio the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is noticeably sharper and a . . . read more

Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM review at Photozone

"The optical design of the lens is made of 10 elements in 8 groups including two UD elements. The min. focus distance is 0.9m resulting in a max. object magnification of ~1:5. The aperture mechanism features 8 aperture blades. With a size of 83x112mm it's fairly compact but due to the big glass elements required

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Canon EF 135mm f/2 USM L (full format) review at Photozone

"The Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM is one of the medium tele lenses in the Canon lineup and a member of Canon's prestigious "L" (Luxury) class. A few years ago we performed a test in the APS-C scope already and it turned out to be a superb performer here so it's naturally interesting to check its qualities on a high resolution full format body as well now.

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Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"Vignetting is strong at f/2 on a full-frame body, but images quickly smooth out when the lens is stopped down. Distortion is very well controlled with only slight pincushion distortion. Color and contrast are very nice. 

An f/2.0 aperture is extremely wide (fast) for this focal length. This the second longest focal length Canon EF lens currently

Canon 135mm F/2 L USM review at photodo

"As with all of Canons L series lenses, this one is built for professional use and will stand a fair bit of miss handling. The simple design of the prime lens helps with the single focus ring and a pair of small switches for AF/MF and focus limit being the only moving parts on the lens, a standard distance window, with a basic depth-of-field scale being the only other accoutrement.

The focus limit switch restricts focusing to 1.6m to infinity from the full 0.9m to infinity and cuts down the

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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM review at SLR Gear

"As the reader reviews below testify, this is an absolutely stellar lens, probably one of the sharpest and most distortion-free that Canon makes. It starts out very sharp at f/2.0, gets even sharper at f/2.8, and softens only slightly at f/11. At f/32, it's pretty soft, but less so than a lot of lenses at that aperture. . . . read more

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The EF 135mm f/2 L USM is a fast, lightweight, high-quality telephoto lens. It is the ideal tool for capturing indoor sports in low-light conditions and for shooting portrait photography.

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