The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM and the Canon 135mm f2.0L USM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM is the longer of the two lenses at 130mm. The Canon 135mm f2.0L USM with a length of 112mm, is 18mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM also has a larger diameter of 89mm compared to the Canon 135mm f2.0L USM's 83mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Canon 135mm f2.0L USM weighs 750g, 19% (185g) lighter than the Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM's weight of 935g.
The Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM has a filter size of 82mm whereas the Canon 135mm f2.0L USM has a 72mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 82mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM:
And these are the 72mm filters that we recommend for the Canon 135mm f2.0L USM:
The Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM has the Canon RF lens mount whereas the Canon 135mm f2.0L USM has the Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with these mounts are Canon R100, Canon R8 and Canon R50 for the Canon RF Mount and Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV for the Canon EF Mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 135mm
but while Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM has the fastest aperture of F1.8
, the Canon 135mm f2.0L USM's widest aperture value is F2.0