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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
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- 85mm standard lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras,Lens Type:Telephoto Zoom Lens
- Ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) brings subject quickly into focus, Focal length: 85mm, Closest focusing distance: 2.8 feet
- Natural angle of view and perspective is ideal for portraits and natural images
- Designed to produce beautiful background blur; weighs 15 ounces
- Measures 3 inches in diameter and 2.8 inches long; 1-year warranty
- Lens not zoomable
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||2.95 x 2.83 x 2.95 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||2.68 x 0.91 x 2.68 in||3.62 x 3.31 x 3.62 in||2.91 x 2.01 x 2.91 in||3.07 x 2.48 x 3.07 in|
|Item Weight||1.05 lbs||5.6 ounces||4.41 ounces||2.26 lbs||0.64 lb||0.74 lb|
|Lens Type||medium-format||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||wide-angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||85 millimeters||50 millimeters||24 millimeters||85 millimeters||50 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||85 millimeters||50 millimeters||24 millimeters||85 millimeters||50 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 millimeters||49 millimeters||52 millimeters||72 millimeters||58 millimeters||67 millimeters|
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens is highly practical and ideal for a range of applications including portraiture. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light and ideal for shallow depth of field focus control. An ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast, smooth and quiet AF action and because the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, polarizing and special filter effects can be used effectively.
From the Manufacturer
A highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability, the Canon EF 85mm lens produces sharp and clear images at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur, thereby bringing your subject into crisp view. The ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) and fast f/1.8 aperture, meanwhile, helps the subject zip into focus in the viewfinder. And because the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, special filter effects are not affected. Best of all, the standard zoom lens--with its natural angle of view and perspective--captures the subject plainly, making it excellent for portraits and images that require a natural depth of field. As with all Canon lenses, the lens carries a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 85mm
- Maximum aperture: 1:1.8
- Lens construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 28 degrees (at 30 feet)
- Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 2.8 feet
- Filter size: 58mm
- Dimensions: 3 inches in diameter, 2.8 inches long
- Weight: 15 ounces
Sharp. Lightweight. Responsive. These are just a few adjectives that describe this terrific portrait-length telephoto lens. With a powerful ring-type USM and fast f/1.8 aperture, subjects zip into focus in the viewfinder. It's great for all types of work calling for moderate telephoto power, but comes into its own in low-light situations, and offers a 1/3-stop speed advantage over the 100mm f/2 USM lens.
A medium telephoto lens with a large aperture brings the subject closer, creates excellent background blur, gives a longer flash range, and affords a faster shutter speed to freeze the action. A standard zoom lens, with its natural angle of view and perspective, captures the subject plainly, with no special effects. However, you can use standard lenses in creative ways by varying the subject distance, aperture, and angle.
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Anyway, for now this is a huge upgrade from my 50mm 1.8 II.
I'm going to make a faux paus and compare this lens to that one. I'm not so foolish to say they're
the same.... but hell if they aren't comparable!
Look. That lens costs a fortune. It's extremely heavy. It makes a 5D MKiii weigh that of a boulder.
If you're shooting headshots and models all day, perhaps invest in the 85L. That being said, even
if you were doing those things, you could still *easily* get away with using this lens.
Yep, I said it.
If you're shooting the next Elle editorial, then you really need to be shooting a hassie, anyway.
Other photographers *might* be able to tell that you're shooting non-L glass.... maybe...
But, who exactly is it that you're shooting for?