Canon releases RF 135mm f/1.8L lens with 5 stops of image stabilisation

Nov 2, 2022

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

Canon releases RF 135mm f/1.8L lens with 5 stops of image stabilisation

Nov 2, 2022

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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Canon releases RF 135mm f/1.8L lens with image stabilisation

It’s been a big day for Canon announcements with the launch of the EOS R6 mark II, a new EL-5 speedlight, and a brand new updated 135mm telephoto lens. The RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM lens (try saying that in a hurry!) is part of Canon’s RF range of lenses designed specifically for their mirrorless camera line-up.

According to the specs, the lens “offers an engaging mixture of high sharpness and shallow depth of field, making it an ideal choice for portrait subjects.”

The lens has all the usual L series quality features, which include weather-sealed construction, fast autofocus, and 5.5 stops of image stabilization.

The lens contains three ultra-low dispersion elements to achieve high sharpness, clarity, and accurate color rendering. Special lens coatings help maintain contrast and reduce glare. Additionally, the lens has a rounded nine-blade diaphragm which contributes to a “pleasing bokeh quality.”

Like Canon’s other RF lenses, this one also has a control ring in front of the focus ring which you can program to control ISO, aperture, or any other custom setting.

Focal Length 135mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View18°
Maximum Magnification0.26x
Minimum Focus Distance2.3′ / 70 cm
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes, 5.5 stops
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 5.1″ / 89.2 x 130.3 mm
Weight2.1 lb / 935 g

The lens is available to pre-order now for $2,099.00.

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