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.
|Lens Mount||Canon RF|
|Angle of View||18°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.3' / 70 cm|
|Optical Design||17 Elements in 12 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, rounded|
|Image Stabilization||Yes, 5.5 stops|
|Filter Size||82 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.5 x 5.1" / 89.2 x 130.3 mm|
|Weight||2.1 lb / 935 g|
The lens is available to pre-order now for $2,099.00.