Canon New FD 135mm f/2

Lens Groups 5
Lens Element 6
Aperature Blades 8
Minimum Aperture f/32
Closest Focusing 1.3 m
Max. Magnifcation 1:7.7 (0.13x)
Filter Size 72 mm
Diameter x Length 78 x 90.4 mm
Weight 660 gr (1.46 lb)
Hood -
9.8
9.8
9.8

twl

IQ
9.5
Build
9.5
9.5
good sharpness wide open, amazing bokeh, good contrast, solid construction
heavy, lots of CA

I use this on both the Sony A7s and a6000 and it performs great, but better on the A7s. The ability to isolate your subject and flatten the field of view is impressive and bokeh is some of the smoothest I've seen. Good value - I don't think there's a cheaper lens out there that offers comparable dof control.

Here's a video shot entirely with this lens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmVkhoVdIvY

Also, check out my review for lots of image samples:
http://www.theweekendlens.com/canon-fd-135-f2.html

Guest

IQ
10.0
Build
10.0
10
. . . best lens ever !
big

DAS ist das BESTE Objektiv, das ich je besessen habe . . .

Das 1,2/85 ist scharf, aber die Unschärfekreise sind bereits leicht abgeblendet dahin . . .

Das 2/135 kann man bis Blende 4 suuuper nutzen und die Unschärfekreise sind auch da noch rund . . . !!!

Suuuper Schärfe bei Blende 2, Referenz ab Blemde 2,8 . . . . !!!!!

Ich hatte bisher kein hochauflösenderes Objektiv . . . . auch nicht das EF 70-200 IS 2,8 II . . .

BarryReid

IQ
9.0
Build
10.0
9.3
Just a great lens
Big, Heavy

It's a big heavy lens with a huge front element, but optically very good. One of the few FD lenses I have that can live with my modern EF 'L' glass. I took some of my all time favourite FD shots with this lump of glass.

It also works beautifully as part of my core travel set with the 20-35 f/3.5L, 28-85 f/4 and 2x converter 'B' which gives a handy 270mm f/4 for thos occasional telephoto shots.

TonyL

IQ
10.0
Build
9.0
9.7
Superb images, looks great on your camera.
Pretty hefty for a 135

I echo the other comments on this lens, lovely at full aperture, sharp as a tack closed down...but why would you want to!

If you can't afford the 85mm 1.2L, go for this lens, it will give similar bokeh effect for less money.

Guest

IQ
10.0
Build
10.0
10
Probably the nicest 135mm lens I ever owned.
None

Guest

IQ
10.0
Build
10.0
10
Sharpness wide open, colour, contrast, saturation, bokeh, construction
---

What a Lens!
I bought it for 230 € in Germany in very good used condition.
If I´m on Tour, this lens is in my bag.
In my opinion, this lens gives you the highest picture quality when you need a 135mm lens attached on a 35mm SLR camera.
Thank you Canon for making this outstanding optical jewel.

Best regards,
Horst Franke

Guest

IQ
10.0
Build
10.0
10
great lens, in the range of the 85mm F 1.2.

I bought this lens for € 200 in Germany off Ebay.

When it came, is was in absolute mint condition.

It's a big lens, with 72 mm filter. Not lightweight. If you look down into it, you see the greenish reflections of a good multilayer coating.

This is an awesome lens. In fact, I think it deserves the 'L' predicate.

Very sharp, very good bokeh. The build is superb.

It comes really complete with a built - in sun shade.

If you don't have the money to buy the 85mm F1.2, go for this lens.

Dirk Dom.