Product Comparison: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM vs Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

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General Specifications
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM
About the Product
Bring small things into full-sized view with the Canon EF 100mm macro USM lens. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower, and this lens is no exception.
The fastest and lightest 135mm telephoto lens in its class. Ideal for indoor sports photography and portraits with background blur. Two UD-glass elements correct secondary spectrum for outstanding sharpness and colour.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon EF
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture
2.8 /f
2 /f
Minimum Focal Length
100 millimeters
135 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
100 millimeters
135 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Camera Lens
  • It is very sharp, and the wide aperture gives you a tremendous range of depth of field.
  • The macro shots were very sharp and contrasty.
  • I like this focal length in a macro, and I like the aperture.
  • Its fast f/2.8 aperture makes for good shooting in low light.
  • Focal length is perfect for portraits.
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Camera Lens
  • The bokeh is very nice and soft.
  • Sharp even at f/2.0, excellent sharpness stopped down.
  • Amazingly sharp at all apertures. Solid construction.
  • Easy to use. Great bokeh and real colors.
  • Professional quality image performance at all apertures.
Size & Weight
3.1 in.
3.2 in.
3.1 in.
3.2 in.
4.7 in.
4.4 in.
21.1 oz.
26.45 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Camera Lens
  • This one is small, quiet, and easy to use.
  • Fits perfectly in a bag, good size.
  • The size and weight are perfectly balanced. Highly recommend.
  • The lens is a little heavy.
  • The lens is moderately heavy and bulky.
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Camera Lens
  • Relatively small lens, reasonable weight for what it does.
  • It is compact, built well.
  • The lens is small, fast, and super, super sharp!
  • It is small, light, unobtrusive, and fast focusing.
  • It's extremely heavy and bulky.
Minimum Focus Distance
12 in.
35.43 in.
Field Of View
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Camera Lens
  • The lens produces beautiful sharp images and is a fast, accurate focus.
  • Construction is solid and all focusing is internal.
  • Crisp and sharp glass. Very satisfied with focus speed and good image quality.
  • The manual focus on this lens is quite excellent.
  • I don't have a problem with the autofocus.
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Camera Lens
  • The autofocus is very fast and accurate.
  • The autofocus is fast and accurate when mounted on my 5D Mark III.
  • The focus ring on this thing is buttery smooth. Just amazing.
  • Good focus! Nice bokeh!
  • This lens have a decent closing focus.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
12 Elements in 8 Groups
10 Elements in 8 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
58 millimeters
72 millimeters
UD lens element, Circular aperture, Ring type USM AF motor, Optional tripod collar
Durable L-series construction, Super Spectra coating, Circular aperture, Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM)
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Camera Lens
  • The colors are crisp and the images clear.
  • The quality of this lens is great.
  • I like this lens. It's very sharp.
  • The internal focusing of this lens really is a must for serious macro work.
  • Focus is fast, colors are vibrant, and the bokeh is very smooth.
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Camera Lens
  • The images from this lens are very sharp, contrast and show a lot of details even in wide open at f/2.
  • Build quality is very good, the best Canon can made.
  • Razor sharp pictures, even wide open at f/2.
  • Very quiet USM motor, and excellent build quality.
  • It is a great portrait lens and provides great bokeh.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
599.99 $
999.99 $

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