differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Better telephoto 200 mm vs 135 mm
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Around 50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly cheaper $749.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $250 cheaper (around 30% less)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Wider aperture f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the EF 135mm f/2L USM captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Better wide angle 135 mm vs 200 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Shorter 112 mm vs 137 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly smaller diameter 81 mm vs 84 mm
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Almost the same
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM200 mm
EF 135mm f/2L USM135 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
0.8 kg
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM$749.00
EF 135mm f/2L USM$999.00
Diameter Small diameters Help
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM84 mm
EF 135mm f/2L USM81 mm
Length Short Help
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM137 mm
EF 135mm f/2L USM112 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$749

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Low light lens

Min focal length Better wide angle
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

$999 - $5,222

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Sports lens

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Telephoto lens

$1,099

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Telephoto lens

$599

Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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