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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

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 Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.95 x 2.81" / 74.93 x 71.37 mm
Weight14.99 oz / 425 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 4.85 x 4.8"

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Reviews

Amazing lens!

By Erick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

This is the best lens every photographer should have. Very durable and picture quality is great, except for the purple fringing that can be fixed in Lightroom.

Great portrait lens!

By Sarah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-21

Attended a portrait photography conference with some of the best in the business. The experts recommended this lens, and I couldn't be happier. Sharp images, subject in focus, background blur ... and a decent price point. A must have for all portrait photographers with a Canon!

Fantastic Lens

By Lindsay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-23

Great portrait lens for the budget minded photographer. I own many canon lenses, and this one is as sharp as the higher priced glass, very happy with this purchase.

useful

By J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-16

the first is of course, the size, not heavy at all, and easy to transport. i used it once, so far, a few days i received this, and the focus is sharp, , i am looking forward to use it more, make sure you do have room to away from your subject, I like what i see

My new favorite

By Julio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-20

Light and compact, yet sharp with creamy blurred backgrounds with a slight compression. I shoot weddings and portraits and this lens is just great

Amazing purchase

By Sam M.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

After lots of research, I finally ended with this lens and I couldn't be happier! I am not a professional photographer, I just enjoy taking and editing photos and this made my hobby a lot more exciting!

Excellent image.

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-06

The price for this lens is just right. As prime Canon glass goes, this is a very reliable one. The build quality is great giving it just enough weight without it being heavy, and the focus ring has a nice tension on it. The images are sharp and the lens is relatively fast. Great buy!

Superior Lens

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-22

Excellent value.Performd brilliantly and it is sharp. A worthy investment.

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