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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Medium telephoto prime lens for Canon EOS SLR cameras

12 Reviews

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Our take on the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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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.

Product Highlights:

  • 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
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

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 and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Canon
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 85mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Weight 14.9
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

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.

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Awesome, compact, and fast short telephoto

Written by Zak Billmeier, Video Producer, on 2/23/2012 2:55:00 PM

This is one of my favorite Canon lenses, and I use it extensively. It's got a lot going for it: it's inexpensive, it's pretty fast, and it's small. It has almost no distortion, so it's great for headshots.

I have used it for shooting indoor sports, and it's great for snapping shots at a party because you can keep your distance. The lens is sharp once you begin to stop it down a little, and pretty good wide open. I can't recommend it enough.

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Because it has excellent low light capability. Is compatible with the Canon T5 camera and will be a good mid distance lens for live photos at concert venues for no flash mode. [ Christopher  May 19, 2016 ]
I was looking for a good lens for taking Portrait pictures & this was the one that caught my attention. This will be used with a Canon D70 APSC camera. [ K  Dec 10, 2015 ]
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