Since the RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM came out, Canon has been going full speed ahead with lens development, and it doesn’t look like the company plans to slow down any time soon. Later this year, the company plans to release another lens that will be an updated version of one of their hidden gems.
Canon Rumors says that later this year, Canon will announce an RF 135mm f/1.8L USM lens, which may have image stabilization. Long ago, the EF 135mm f/2L was seen as one of the company’s best-kept secrets. It gave portrait photographers another focal length option with a bit more telephoto compression. It also had a wide aperture, fast autofocus, and sharp, contrasty images.
The best part was that it cost about half as much as the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, making it a great choice for photographers who wanted a high-quality portrait lens that wouldn’t break the bank.
But that lens is over 20 years old, so it’s time for an update. I have no doubt that an RF version would be very popular, and a slight increase in maximum aperture would also be nice. You can expect to get the lens in the last three months of 2022.