Further readings for the Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus
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In Part 2 of “Best lenses for the EOS 7D Mark II,” we’re looking at the performance of primes on Canon’s flagship APS-C sensor.We’ve analyzed over 300 fixed-focal-length lenses on the EOS 7D Mark II, including own-brand Canon EF and EF-S lenses that are designed specifically for use on the Canon APS-C sensor. Covering a range of third-party alternatives as well, our comprehensive analysis will help you pick out a prime, whatever your photographic needs.
16 years on from its launch the Canon EF 135mm f/2L prime is still going strong and available to buy brand new today. With a wide maximum aperture, useful telephoto focal length and good build quality it offers some attractive features. Costing $1,000 however it’s at the expensive end of the range for a standard telephoto prime. So with newer, fresher and cheaper competition coming on to the market all the time is this old-timer still relevant?
Canon’s EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens blurs images and reality – on purpose. With just a flick of the wrist and lens, the 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus allows photographers to have a “softfocus” in their images. The effect produces a blur and halo throughout the photograph. But how clear are the lens’ images when you take away the blur?