Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens

  • Fast f/1.8 aperture
  • Short/medium telephoto lens
  • USM focus motor with full-time manual focus
  • 85cm closest focusing distance
  • Super Spectra coatings reduce ghosting and flare
  • 58mm filter Diameter

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is a short-telephoto, full frame prime lens with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, so it's great for shooting in low-light conditions. A ring-type ultrasonic motor (USM) powers the fast, near-silent autofocus. Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting.

Image quality
The EF 85mm f/1.8 USM produces images that are sharp and clear at all apertures. A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out-of-focus regions a softer, more even feel, and lets in-focus subjects stand out against a blurred background. The lens features a non-rotating front element during focusing, enabling specialist filters (such as polarisers and graduates) to be used.

Large f/1.8 aperture
A large maximum aperture of f/1.8 lets photographers shoot hand-held in difficult, low-light conditions, as well as restrict depth-of-field for creative effects.

Ideal for portraiture
The short telephoto focal length of the lens slightly compresses perspective, reducing the size of prominent facial features for a flattering result.

Ultrasonic focusing
A ring-type ultrasonic motor (USM) drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

In the box

  • EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
  • Lens Cap E-58II
  • Lens Dust Cap E
  • User Manual

Canon EF 85mm F/1.8 USM Specs

Focal Length 85mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Angle of View 28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance 2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.13x
Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 74.93 x 71.37 mm
Weight 425 g



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