Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens Compared to the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM LensCanon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens
  Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens
Year Introduced20191996
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups13/1010/8
Angle of View: Diagonal18°18°
Angle of View: Horizontal15°
Angle of View: Vertical10°
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.8-22 f/2-32
Number of Aperture Blades 11 8
Rounded Aperture? Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 33.5 oz  (950g) 26.5 oz  (750g)
Actual Weight 33.5 oz  (950g) 25.6 oz  (725g)
Lens Hood Weight 2.8 oz  (80g) 1.9 oz  (55g)
In-Use Weight 36.4 oz  (1030g) 27.5 oz  (780g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.52 x 5”  (89.5 x 127mm) 3.27 x 4.41”  (83 x 112mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.52 x 5.21”  (89 x 132.3mm) 3.25 x 4.7”  (82.5 x 119.5mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 5.21”  (132.3mm) 4.7”  (119.5mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.17 x 2.61”  (105.9 x 66.4mm) 3.92 x 3.04”  (99.6 x 77.2mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 7.58 - 7.58”  (192.5 - 192.5mm) 7.53 - 7.53”  (191.4 - 191.4mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 1.19”  (30.1mm) 1.7”  (43.2mm)
Filter Size 82mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
AF Motor Type XD Linear Motor Ring USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 80° 120°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
2.30' (0.7m) - 6.56' (2m)
4.92' (1.5m) - ∞
Y /
3' (.9m) - ∞
5.2' (1.6m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 27.56”  (700mm) 35.43”  (900mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 26.85”  (682mm) 34.06”  (865mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.25x 0.19x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.29-0.09x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.41-0.2x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH156 Buy ► Y / ET-78II Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N N
Extender Compatible? N Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Y / LP1219 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 135mm = 14.95mm 135mm = 15.42'
189mm = 20.82' (w/ 1.4x)
270mm = 30.17' (w/ 2.0x)
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 135mm = 4555mm 135mm = 4700mm
189mm = 6346mm (w/ 1.4x)
270mm = 9197mm (w/ 2.0x)
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