Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens: a telephoto lens that blurs reality

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lens Review
Introduction | Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 lens performance | Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 versus competition | Conclusion

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? 

Wedding, portrait, and landscape photographers can use Canon’s EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens to create pictures with dream like qualities – the lens allows photographers to add a blur effect, creating heavenly halos around subjects.  Relatively affordable and lightweight, the digital version of the 25-year-old EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens – also capable of snapping razor-sharp images – could be a creative asset in a photographer’s lens kit.

Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus
Canon’s sample images illustrate the EF 135mm f/2.8 lens softfocus feature, left, in action.  On the right is a photo taken with the softfocus feature turned off.

Canon’s EF 135mm f/2.8 lens performance

Canon’s EF 135mm f/2.8 versus competition

Conclusion