Vancouver Photographer, Morten Byskov - Commercial, Portrait and Editorial Photography


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Canon EF 135 2.0L - Lens Review

The Canon EF 135 2.0L has a perfect weight balance on the camera. It is a light weight lens and features the very fast f/2. This comes in handy in for low light photography and has helped me immensely for stage photography especially. Pictures from this lens are full of color and are contrast rich even at f/2. The ability to throw the background out of focus is the other real strong point with the 135L and it produces a very pleasant looking bokeh.

5D II, 1/200, f/8, ISO 100

I often use this lens in portrait session paired up with an EF 85L II. I find that some people do not like the camera too close. The 135L solves this problem and is still a very good focal length for portraits.

5D II, 1/3200, f/2, ISO 100

The extra f/ stop gained with this lens compared to my EF 70-200 2.8L has saved me many times especially when shooting concerts or theatre. The f/ stops in the range from 2.0, 2.2, 2.5 also give the photos a distinct look, which can be tricky to obtain with the zoom.

5D II + 1.4x extender, 1/2000, f/4.5, ISO 400

This lens is very sharp, even wide open. I rarely leave home without it and on two recent trips it was part of my 3 lens setup as I wanted to travel light.

5D II, 1/640, f/2.8, ISO 200

5D II, 1/320, f/4.5, ISO 100