UK Landscapes - Camera Equipment
Specification (in order of importance to me)
Focal length: 135mm
Maximum aperture: f/2.0
Closest focusing distance: 900mm
Filter thread: 72mm
Arguably one of Canon's sharpest lenses, although due to it's weight, it rarely goes in my backpack. It does leave the house though, when shooting at normal elevations which don't involve much in the way of uphill hiking.
Like the 85mm f/1.2L, the large maximum aperture is useful for isolating subjects from their surroundings thanks to the shallow depth of field available at f/2, which can create a very soft, out of focus background. This attribute makes it very popular for portraiture, which includes wildlife portraits.
For distant scenes, this focal length can be used
to great effect for making stitched panoramas, where several
overlapping shots are taken & later stitched together in software,
creating a very high resolution image with excellent detail.
Since there is relatively little distortion, the software doesn't have
much work to do aligning & correcting the individual files.