Canon 85mm f1.8 EF
A practical and portability telephoto lens
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.
Compressed perspective in portraiture
The short telephoto focal length of the lens slightly compresses perspective, reducing the size of prominent facial features for a flattering result.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor 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.
Integration with E-TTL II flash metering
The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera’s E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.”
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens is relatively inexpensive but yields very good image quality.
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens is reasonably sharp wide open, but really shines from f/2.8 on.
Wide open, vignetting will be apparent even on a 1.6x body. Full frame body users will see some vignetting remaining at f/2.
Open the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens’s aperture wide and watch the background blur away. The bokeh (background blur quality) – helped by an 8-blade aperture – is very nice. Of course, taking a relatively close portrait photo at f/1.8 makes keeping both eyes in focus difficult.
Contrast and saturation are very good.
Utilizing ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor), the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens focuses fast and quietly.
Build quality of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens is quite good including a metal lens mount. The size is small, the weight is light. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens is a lens you can use to get great pictures and few stares.