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Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

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Review Date: Dec 14, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Compared to 70-200 f/2.8isII it's so light, and pin sharp at f/2 after careful AFMA
Cons:
I miss the IS. In some respects the f/2 advantage is diminished by this.

Out of curiosity I tracked the focal length used for portaits over a four week period using the 70-200 f/2.8isII. A staggeringly high percentage were in the 120-150mm range. So that quickly turned my attention to the 135 f/2. AF is very fast but doesn't seem quite up to the 70-200 f/2.8isII.

After autofocus microadjustment (AFMA) on my 1D4 and 5D3 it's settled in just fine delivering stunning files even at f/2. BTW the AFMA for both bodies needed -9.