About the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Pair Canon's superbly built EF 85mm f/1.8 lens with your Canon SLR, and it may become your go-to lens. This "prime" or fixed-length lens delivers sharp, detailed images, with lovely background blur. Its large maximum aperture of f/1.8 takes in tons of light, letting you "freeze" moving subjects, even when shooting indoors without a flash. And with Canon's built-in Ultrasonic Motor (USM), you get extremely rapid, accurate autofocus, so you never miss a shot. If you need an ultra-responsive lens that snaps exceptional candids, yet has enough telephoto power to capture action scenes in the mid-distance, you've found it.
- 85mm f/1.8 standard lens
- compatible with all Canon digital and film EOS SLR cameras
- effective focal length:
- 85mm with full-frame sensor digital or 35mm film cameras
- 136mm with APS-C sensor cameras
- minimum focus distance: 2.8'
- minimum aperture: f/22
- Ultrasonic Motor (USM) for quiet, rapid autofocus
- lens construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
- diaphragm blades: 8
- attachment/filter size: 58mm
- lens is 3" in diameter, 3-3/16"" long
- weight: 14.9 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- front and rear lens caps
- MFR # 2519A003
What's in the box:
- EF-85 mm f/1.8 USM lens
- Lens cap (installed)
- Back cover (installed)
- Limited warranty card
- Multi-lingual Manual
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Features & specs
|Mount Type||Canon EF-mount|
|Sensor Size||Full frame|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: Canon Standard and Medium Telephoto lenses provides a natural angle of view and perspective. This Standard and Medium Telephoto Lens provides you with the image closest to how your eye perceives the subject and are excellent for portraits and for giving images a natural depth of field. The Canon EF85mm f/1.8 USM is a highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. The lens provides images that are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur. Since the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, special filter effects are not affected.
Compatibility: The EF85mm f/1.8 USM is an EF Canon lens which means it is compatible with all Canon digital SLRs (those that accept EF and EF-S lenses, plus those that accept EF only; which would be the Full-frame EOS 5D Mark II), as well as Canon EOS film SLRs.
Ultrasonic Motor (USM): With the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), you can expect fast and quiet focusing capability.
Auto/Manual Focus: To shoot in Autofocus mode, set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF". To manually focus the camera, set the switch to "MF", and focus by turning the focusing ring. The focusing ring always works, regardless of the focus mode.
Lens Construction: The Canon EF85mm f/1.8 USM lens features a lens construction with 9 elements in 7 groups.
Diagonal Angle Of View: This Canon telephoto lens provides a diagonal angle of view of 28°, 30'.
Optional Filters: You can attach filters to the filter mounting thread on the front of the lens.
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM replaces these items
- effective focal length of 137mm on APS-C sensor cameras
- Ultrasonic Motor for quiet autofocus
- ideal for portrait and low-light photography
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