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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens

BH #CA8518EF • MFR #2519A003
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
Prized for portraiture, the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM from Canon is a short-telephoto prime characterized by its slightly compressed perspective for achieving flattering results. Its bright f/1.8 maximum aperture also enables isolating subjects and working with shallow depth of field techniques, and further benefits working in low-light conditions. Helping to achieve high color fidelity and contrast, a Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements and serves to minimize reflections, lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, a ring-type USM is employed to deliver quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Overview

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Prized for portraiture, the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM from Canon is a short-telephoto prime characterized by its slightly compressed perspective for achieving flattering results. Its bright f/1.8 maximum aperture also enables isolating subjects and working with shallow depth of field techniques, and further benefits working in low-light conditions. Helping to achieve high color fidelity and contrast, a Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements and serves to minimize reflections, lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, a ring-type USM is employed to deliver quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.

Short-telephoto, portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 136mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, the front of the lens does not rotate during focusing to better permit working with polarizing and graduated filter types.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 082966212901

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Specs

Focal Length
85mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance
2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.13x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
8, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.95 x 2.81" / 74.93 x 71.37 mm
Weight
14.99 oz / 425 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.2 x 5.3 x 4.8"

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Reviews

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question

Does this lens zoom at all or is it set to 85mm?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, this lens does not zoom. This is what is referred to as a Fixed focal or prime lens. Whenever you see a lens listed with a single number designating the focal, it is understood to be a non-zoom. Whenever you see a lens labled with two focals seperated by a dash (i.e. 18-55mm) that would indicate a lens with the zoom feature.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-26

hi! i have the 30D i am upgrading to the 6D mark ...

hi! i have the 30D i am upgrading to the 6D mark ii should i get the 85mm 1.8 lens? right now i have the 55mm 1.8 lens, i mostly shoot family portraits of 5/6 people will that work out? too?
Asked by: motty
The 85mm will be a very good portrait lens
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-02

question

is this compatible with a rebel xti?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Canon EOS Rebel XTi camera. The XTi is compatible with any autofocus lenses made by Canon or for the EOS system by other manufacturers.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Will this Lens fit with my Canon Rebel T1i? ...

Will this Lens fit with my Canon Rebel T1i? Looking for a good lens for indoor basketball action shots in low lit gymnasiums. Thx.
Asked by: Christine
Yes
Answered by: Arrafi
Date published: 2022-05-08

Is this a wide angled lens?

Is this a wide angled lens?
Asked by: Dov
General rule of thumb is anything under 35mm is wide angle, anything over 70mm is considered telephoto.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-14

Does this lens have rounded aperture blades? Some ...

Does this lens have rounded aperture blades? Some descriptions say yes and some say no.
Asked by: William
Yes it does have Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-10

Will this lens work with a Canon Rebel T7?

Will this lens work with a Canon Rebel T7?
Asked by: jay
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens is compatible with the Canon Rebel T7.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2020-12-03

question

How well does the lens perform at astrophotography? Is the infinity focus setting accurate when photographing the night sky?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens is a nice option for astrophotography. It is a sharp lens and has excellent color/contrast and overall image quality. The infinity setting on the lens is accurate.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2022-05-18
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