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Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 (with Softfocus)

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Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 (with Softfocus)
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 (with Softfocus)
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  • Unique Softfocus control
  • Super Spectra coating
  • 6 diaphragm blades
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 (with Softfocus)
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Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 (with Softfocus)

Overview

Description by Canon:

The EF 135mm f/2.8 is a unique lens. its Softfocus control allows sharpness to be adjusted, making it ideal for portraiture, where a soft glow can improve skin tones for a flattering result.

  • Softfocus control
  • Telephoto lens
  • f/2.8 aperture
  • AFD autofocus system
  • 1.3m closest focusing distance
  • 52mm filter size
  • Super Spectra coatings reduce ghosting and flare

A unique portrait lens with built in Softfocus control.

Focus control
The EF 135mm f/2.8 features Canon's Softfocus function. With this, the photographer can choose between two soft focus settings as well as using the lens normally for razor-sharp results.

Fully Electronic Lens Mount
An integrated AF motor provides fast autofocusing performance. The lens' electromagnetic diaphragm ensures incredibly accurate control over aperture positioning.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.

Reviews

"Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus Lens Advantages:

• Vignetting is most controlled in the 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens, at least compared to its Canon relatives.

• With a quick twist of the lens, photographers can utilize the lens’ softfocus feature, which is not available on the 135mm f/2L or 100mm f/2.8 Macro.

• The 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens is most affordable of the three lenses.  It can be found on photography retail

Post date: 27/12/2012 - 00:00

"The Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 SF is an unusual lens. It´s the only soft-focus (SF) lens in the line-up. The position of an aspherical element can be altered by the user causing a varying degree of spherical aberrations or in other words a dreamy soft-focus effect. Using its default setting the lens can also be

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 17:59

"Turning the softfocus ring past 0 dials in spherical aberration that produces a dreamy glow. The amount of effect is determined in part by the aperture and softfocus settings - and can easily be overdone. At f/2.8, a softfocus setting above 1 will probably be too strong for most tastes. Below f/4, a softfocus setting of 2 will likely be too strong for most people. Like many other aspects of photography,

Post date: 01/02/2012 - 21:29

Specifications

DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
11.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
3.1 TStop
Distortion: 
0.40%
Vignetting: 
-1.1 EV
Chr. aberration: 
6.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
AFD
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
135mm
Angle of view: 
18°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
7 elements in 6 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
6 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
1.30m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
No
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
69.0mm
Length: 
98.0mm
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Filter Diameter: 
52mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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