Canonrumors.com is saying they have word that a new Canon 135 f1.8L IS is coming. Possibly, an f2.0L IS if not f1.8L IS.
Either way… SCHWING!
This Canon 135 f2.0L is a favourite with many shooters. It’s a great portrait lens, fast with a beautiful bokeh. Nothing like a little length and a fast f2 aperture to give you an amazing look. Compression + Bokeh = Oooo La La.
One of my wedding photographer buddies is a HUGE fan of the current 135 f2.0L for weddings. Fast and light, he prefers it to the size and weight of his 70-200 f2.8L IS. MUCH easier on the wallet too.
A new 135 from Canon with IS will be of interest to a lot of shooters. If the optics are as good as the current version (i.e. EXCELLENT), it’ll be an easy seller. If they’re even better, well, better is always a plus.
Let’s hope Canon doesn’t boost the price significantly because of the IS. That would be a real shame as the current optic is a bargain. Remains to be seen, but here’s hoping we see the new IS version at close to or the same price as the current one.