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Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus

Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus Specifications
Frame Coverage 35mm
Lens Construction (groups) 6
Lens Construction (elements) 7
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance 1.3m (51.2")
Maximum Magnifcation .12x
Filter Diameter 52mm
Maximum Diameter x Length 69.2mm x 98.4mm (2.7" x 3.9")
Weight 390g (12.7oz)
Petteri Sulonen
The 135/2.8 SF makes a top-notch portrait lens, a great travel lens, and a highly useful focal length to have around for compressed landscapes and such. It's light and compact, focuses fast and precisely, works great wide-open, and at the magic f/8 it's sharp enough to satisfy even the pickiest of critics.
Set at 0 (no effect), the Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 With Softfocus Lens is reasonably sharp wide open (f/2.8) and shows some improvement as it is stopped down. Corner sharpness trails the center of the frame by a stop or so. So this is a sharp soft-focus lens? As Canon carefully denotes this lens as being "With Softfocus", a soft focus setting of 0 allows this lens to function like a standard 135mm lens.
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