The Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens stands out in 135mm lens segment. It is relatively small in size in comparison to other lenses of its segment. Its overall weight is also less. And one gets all this at a reasonable cost.
The focal length of the lens is 135mm, Diagonal, horizontal and vertical angle of view is 18, 15 and 10 degrees respectively. Aperture range (Wide) is f/2.8 and f/32 (Long). The lens has six aperture blades. The lens weighs around 13.8 oz.
The most striking feature of the Canon EF 135mm f/2.8, is definitely its softfocus capabilities. The lens is equipped with a ring, which helps in adjusting the softfocus. The softfocus is adjustable between a values ranging from zero to two. At zero it's locked and it has detents at settings one and two.When the ring is at zero the lens is somewhat soft open. A Behaviour synonymous to various other lenses. When the ring gradually slides the image quality starts getting sharper. When the ring is at the zero mark the lens behaves exactly like a normal 135mm lens.
The lens deliberately introduces controlled amount on spherical aberration, introduction of spherical aberration gives a blurring effect to the photograph, but it retains the sharp ends. The image is not equivalent to an out of focus photograph, and it's impossible to get the same effect by defocusing a originally sharp lens.
A particular genre of photography which really is simplifies using the Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens is landscape photography. A lens with a fixed focus does not provide the photographer the privilege of flexible zoom. The Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens proves quite instrumental in such a scenario, since it proves the photographer to take photograph over a range of focal length.
The Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens is an extremely useful tool, when it comes to portrait photography. The softfocus effect of the lens makes the texture of the subject's skin smooth and gives it a really nice, dreamy look. Something which is really tough to obtain from other 135mm lenses.
The Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens is somewhere priced at about $270. As compared to its price the features look incomparably huge. Every photographer who is interested in softfocus photography, landscape photography or portrait photography must have the Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens,it will surely help you enjoy your interests a lot more.
Wed, 25 Nov 2009 19:39:21 +0000
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