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EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

A highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. Images are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur. Since the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, special filter effects are not affected.

$619.99 MSRP

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  • Focal Length 85mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ1.8
    Minimum: ƒ22
  • Angle of View 28.3°
  • Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 8
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 85cm (2.789')
  • Filter Size 58mm
  • Weight 425g (14.99 oz)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: The-digital-picture
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review
Looking for a good value in a small, light, great performing, fast lens? Try the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens is relatively inexpensive but yields very good image quality. It is reasonably sharp wide open, but...
Read more: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-85mm-f-1.8-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Reviewed by: Slrgear
Canon Lens: Primes - Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM (Tested) - SLRgear.com!
Prime lenses in this focal length range have always been great choices for portrait photography, because of the tendency of the moderate telephoto focal length to slightly "flatten" facial features, avoiding the problem of too-big noses in frontal...
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Reviewed by: Photozone
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM - Review / Test Report
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is one of Canon's classic portrait tele lenses. In the APS-C DSLR scope the field-of-view resembles a 136mm lens here. The lens features a ring-type USM AF drive (rear focusing) with full-time manual focusing in...
Read more: http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/164-canon-ef-85mm-f18-usm-test-report--review

Reviewed by: Kenrockwell
Canon 85mm f/1.8 Review
The Canon 85mm f/1.8 is a great lens. It's inexpensive and works extremely well. In many aspects the 85mm f/1.8 outperforms the exotic special-purpose Canon 85mm f/1.2L II that costs five times as much! The Canon 85mm f/1.8 is much easier to use...
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