Welcome back, everyone! Summer is over (bummer, I know). But, that means that us CreComms are back blogging for your dose of fall/winter reading.
Over the summer, I did a LOT of shooting, and one of my favourite lenses to use was the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM.
Why it’s so awesome:
Well, it’s like butter. Everything about it – smooth like butter! The focus system in the lens is brilliantly smooth. When you turn the focus ring in manual, it has the perfect amount of tension, so you can get the shot as clear as possible. In auto, you can barely hear the focus change, which is really great for video.
Also buttery – the photos! All the photos in this post were taken with this lens.
Because of the really wide aperture (f2) and the long focal length (135mm), it’s possible to get really shallow depths of field, making the bokeh look, well… buttery and delicious.
Why it’s not so awesome:
Alright, so imagine you’re photographing a protest. You’re standing ahead of everyone else, taking photos from the front. As they walk towards you, you have to be constantly walking backwards because the 135mm is a prime lens, and won’t let you zoom out.
You run into a curb, maybe trip over a nice couple laying in the grass, or straight up fall because you have to be in constant motion while looking through your viewfinder.
This lens is awesome. The pictures turn out crisp and beautiful, so I highly recommend it, if you’re okay with a little bumping into things that is.
CreComm tip: This lens is available in the Equipment Room. Take it out, go shoot, and let me know what you think!