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Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF

BH #OPT85C • MFR #OPT85C
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Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • HD Super Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
A bright portrait-length prime lens, this 85mm f/1.8 from Opteka is designed for Canon EF-mount DSLR cameras. Its short telephoto focal length makes it ideally suited for portraiture applications, and the fast f/1.8 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field and also supports working in difficult lighting conditions. An HD Super Multi-Coating has also been applied to individual elements in order to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality when shooting in bright or backlit situations. Additionally, the manual focus design offers precise control over focusing position and a six-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality to further enhance shallow depth of field images.
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Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Overview

A bright portrait-length prime lens, this 85mm f/1.8 from Opteka is designed for Canon EF-mount DSLR cameras. Its short telephoto focal length makes it ideally suited for portraiture applications, and the fast f/1.8 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field and also supports working in difficult lighting conditions. An HD Super Multi-Coating has also been applied to individual elements in order to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality when shooting in bright or backlit situations. Additionally, the manual focus design offers precise control over focusing position and a six-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality to further enhance shallow depth of field images.

This 85mm f/1.8 prime portrait-length lens is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, and is also suitable for use on APS-C models where it provides a 136mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers increased control over depth of field for selective focus techniques and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
HD Super Multi-Coating has been applied to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Manual focus design offers smooth, precise focusing control down to 2.8', and the front lens group does not rotate while focusing to facilitate working with polarizing, graduated ND, and other rotational-dependent filter types.
Six-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
All-metal construction for enhanced durability and tactile response.
UPC: 813789010791

Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View28.5°
Minimum Focus Distance2.79' / 85 cm
Optical Design10 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades6
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.5 x 2.7" / 63.5 x 68.58 mm
Weight13.4 oz / 380 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.3 x 4.8 x 4.1"
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Hows the throw on the focus ring? Im interested in dslr video more than photo
Asked by: Daniel
The throw of the lens is more like 100 degrees. A little beyond 90. It's relatively smooth, but nothing luxurious like vintage manual focus lenses. The key to smooth movement is not to grip the lens hard, as the focus ring (and aperture ring) can be compressed a bit, and will cause binding.
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will this fit my canon t5 and a canon 70d?
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This lens has a six bladed aperture which is not rounded.
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Date published: 2019-10-30

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Does this have a true infinity focus?
Asked by: Dan D.
Yes, this lens will reach true infinity.
Answered by: James B.
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Will this lens work with 60D?
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Using the metabone adaptor will this lens fit a Panasonic GH4?
Asked by: david h.
Using an adapter, such as the Metabones Nikon F to M43, you could use the Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Nikon F on the GH4.
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Will this lens work on Nikon D5300?
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The Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Nikon F would be compatible for use with the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera. However, do note that the Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Nikon F is a fully manual lens, so you would have to both focus the lens manually, as well as use the camera in the full Manual (M) mode; the shutter will not release when set to the other modes.
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