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Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens

BH #CA8514LEF • MFR #2271C002
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
Distinguished by its fast design and IS capabilities, the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM from Canon is a short telephoto prime well-suited to portraiture applications. As an L-series lens, it is characterized by a sophisticated optical layout that includes one glass-molded aspherical element to greatly reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity. Individual elements also feature an Air Sphere coating (ASC) to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity in backlit situations.
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Overview

Distinguished by its fast design and IS capabilities, the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM from Canon is a short telephoto prime well-suited to portraiture applications. As an L-series lens, it is characterized by a sophisticated optical layout that includes one glass-molded aspherical element to greatly reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity. Individual elements also feature an Air Sphere coating (ASC) to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity in backlit situations.

Complementing the optical attributes, this lens also incorporates a four stop-effective optical image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) also affords quick and accurate autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override for fine-tuned control. Additionally, as with all L-series lenses, this 85mm f/1.4 has a dust- and weather-resistant construction, as well as a fluorine coating on exposed elements, to benefit its use in harsh environmental conditions.

Portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 136mm equivalent focal length.
Notably fast f/1.4 maximum aperture offers extensive control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques. This bright design also benefits working in low-light conditions.
One glass-molded aspherical element helps to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity.
An Air Sphere Coating (ASC) has been applied to lens elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for maintained light transmission and high contrast in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized focusing algorithms and a high-speed CPU, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Optical image stabilization minimizes the effects of camera shake by compensating for up to four stops of shutter speed.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
Fluorine-coating on exposed elements affords protection to the optical system, resists smudging and fingerprints, and is easier to clean.
UPC: 013803290851

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.49 x 4.15" / 88.6 x 105.4 mm
Weight2.09 lb / 950 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5.45 x 5.35"

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Reviews

85mm goodness!

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

I'm using this on my R6 and I was on the fence with the RF and the EF... I decided to go for the EF as it was significantly less expensive... and in-stock. I really don't feel like I'm missing anything. It's fast and the AF doesn't miss a beat... very much professional grade. A nice workhorse and has become my favorite lens.

Canon Excelence!

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-10

As a long time Canon user, I think this is a great lens.

Great Glass

By Richz5
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-04

You really need to decide upon your focus point when using it wide open.

Sharp images. Not light not too heavy: SOLID PRO LENS

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-25

If you can remember the dof, this beauty of a hefty lens is wonderful at producing sharp, subject-focused-only portraits. As for a stay-on lens, I will be testing that factor this Sunday (28th) at Surge, RVA for my Granddaughter's Birthday event on my Canon 90D. Great indoor jumping for kids, teenagers, me, you, anyone FUN. anyways, last time, I debuted my 24-70 f/4L there, and that one lens was great. It was all I used. I will see with this, how many times I will be changing lenses, (also the fact I might be too pooped out with the kids to two-feet-it to my shots. (one foot, two footwalk) Being this is a prime, it's spot on focused and bokeh is nice, I will definitely throw out my longer lens for some scenes though. As soon as I remember, I will write myself a note to post some photos here, if I don't throw my note away after writing it, that is. ~M`

Very pleased about the product

By Jennica
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

I purchaser this lens for portrait and wedding photography and haven't regretted the choice of lens!!

Excellent lens on the R5 and an extremely fast focus motor

By Curtis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

I am outdoor action sports shooter, with mountain bike racing being my primary subject matter. After 12 years shooting Nikon, the switch to the Canon RF system has been a great experience. Even though this is not a native RF lens, it performs incredibly well on the R5. Very sharp even at 1.4, but more importantly, it's the first 85mm 1.4 I have used with a fast enough focus system to keep up with shooting mountain bike racers. The only negative I have found, is some purple/greenish color fringing in extreme contrast scenarios, but it is very minor. Over all an excellent lens that is well worth the money.

incredible

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

this lens is absolutely stunning. i feel like i've been wanting to make specific photos my whole life and not knowing how to do it. it's because i didn't have the right equipment. it's this lens. all of the photos of my dreams are taken with this lens, and now that i own it, i can finally make my dream photos, too. what a pure beauty! and it feels great to hold as i shoot.

TACK SHARP

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

Only used it once so far but very happy with the results...very sharp, sharpest lens in my bag!

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