Canon RF 135mm F1.8L IS USM Lens

CanonSKU: 4549292207385

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Canon RF 135mm F1.8L IS USM Lens

  • Portrait, weddings, fashion, sports
  • Professional L-series
  • 5.5 stop Image Stabilizer, USM focusing
  • 135mm focal length: Compresses the image for flattering portraits and increased subject separation.
  • 5-stop Optical Image Stabilizer: Shoot confidently in low light
  • 8 maximum aperture: For low light performance and shallow depth of field
  • L-series: Outstanding optical design and construction
  • UD elements: For exceptionally sharp images with reduced chromatic aberrations
  • Nano USM motor: For smooth, fast and near-silent operation
  • ASC (Air Sphere Coating): To prevent flare and ghosting
  • Lens Function Buttons: Convenient and customisable for additional control, default to AF-stop
  • Lens control ring: For extra control over ISO, aperture and shutter Make your mark and shoot wide open with a lens that inspires. The RF 135mm F1.8L IS USM encourages you to look beyond the normal and pick out super sharp detail. Thanks to RF technology with precision optics, advanced image stabilisation and L-series build quality you can have it all – so be a depth-of-field genius.

A fast aperture telephoto with great versatility

Capture flattering portraits and details with outstanding subject separation thanks to a longer 135mm focal length and a fast f/1.8, nine-blade aperture, with remarkable depth-of-field control for beautiful bokeh.

Superb image quality, right across the frame

Count on the sharpest possible images thanks to three UD glass elements plus ASC and Super Spectra coatings while a Fluorine layer on the front element guards against dust and dirt.

An outstanding low light performer

Keep on shooting when light levels are against you thanks to a 5.5-stop Optical Image Stabilizer that increases to 8-stops with in body stabilisation on a compatible EOS R series camera.

Handling that is second nature

Stay in the moment and be at one with the lens thanks to two custom Lens Function Buttons and a Lens Control Ring that allows fine tuning and control of critical settings, plus focus breathing correction when shooting video.

Strong, silent, dependable

Shoot it in any situation, even close up, to 0.7m (0.26x magnification). It’s an L-series lens with advanced weather sealing – and with a Nano USM motor it’s virtually silent, too.

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    Optical Features / Specifications
    Image Size Full Frame
    35mm Film Equivalent Focal Length (mm) 135mm
    Angle of View (Horzntl, Vertl, Diagnl) 15°, 10° , 18°
    Lens Construction (Elements/Groups) 17 / 12
    Special Optics 3 x UD
    Special Features -
    Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
    Minimum Aperture 22
    Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.7
    Maximum Magnification (x) 0.26
    Control Ring Yes
    Image Stabilizer OIS1 5.5
    Image Stabilizer IBIS x OIS2 8
    AF Actuator Nano USM
    Coatings ASC, Super Spectra
    Fluorine Front
    Lens Cap E-82 II
    Lens Hood ET-88B
    Lens Case/Pouch LP1319
    Rear End Cap Lens Dust Cap RF
    Extender Compatibility Not Compatible
    Physical Specifications  
    Dust/Moisture Resistance Yes3
    Exterior Coating -
    Filter Diameter (mm) 82
    Max. Diameter x Length (mm) 4 89.2 x 130.3
    Weight (g) 935
    1 Tested under CIPA standards
    2 Tested under CIPA standards

    3 Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause slight abrasion of the camera mount. This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance.

    4 Lens dimensions when in retracted state


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    Understanding: Aperture

    Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

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    Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

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    Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

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