Canon has announced the release of the RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM, a telephoto prime lens with image stabilization.
The Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM lens will be available in ‘late January 2023’ for $2099.
Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM Lens Pre-order links:
- US: Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama
- UK: Amazon UK
- DE: Amazon DE
The lens includes 17 elements across 12 groups, including 3 UD lens elements. The lens has a nine-bladed aperture, delivering round bokeh and smooth out-of-focus rendition, especially at its F1.8 max aperture. The lens focuses quickly thanks to its USM autofocus technology and can focus as close as 0.7m (2.29 ft.), resulting in 0.26x max magnification.
As with Canon’s other RF lenses, the 135mm F1.8 has a control ring in front of the focus ring that can be customized to adjust an array of settings, from aperture to ISO. It measures 130mm (5.1″) long by 89mm (3.5″) in diameter and weighs roughly 935g (2lbs).
Press release (joint press release alongside the EOS R6 II and EL-5 Speedlite):