+1, IS is not needed for me either, I use it for theatre in very low light. IS starts to become useful at close to 200mm.
If you´re looking for an excellent portrait lens, that´s a good lens and the deal seems to be fairly good. But it depends on what else you have and what you will use it for. I have it, it produces great results, but it is far from my most used lens. The 70-200 f2.8L IS II is more money, but also a lot more value.
I really do not miss IS on my 135L. I'm normally shooting at wide apertures, so fast shutter speeds are easy to achieve in all but the worst light. I think this is a terrific price, if I didn't already have one, I'd pull the trigger here.
The 135L is an awesome lens!
I totally agree. But if I didn´t have the 70-200 f2.8L IS II, I would get that first.
1DXII, 5DIV, 5DSR, 8-15/4L, 11-24/4L, 16-35/2.8L III, 24-70/28L II, 70-200/2.8L IS II, 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS II, 200-400/4L IS 1.4x, 17/3.5L TS-E, 24/4L TS-E, 35/1.4L II, 100/2.8L IS Macro, 300/2.8L IS II, 600/4L IS II, Zeiss: 15/2.8, 35/1.4, 55/1.4 Otus, 85/1.4 Otus, Profoto B1