|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||28.5° (35mm full frame)
22.7° (Canon APS-H)
18.2° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||9 elements in 7 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||85 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||8|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø75 x 72 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
|Hood type:||ET-65 III|
Design and Features
A medium telephoto prime lens which is an affordable alternative to professional Canon EF 85mm F/1.2 II USM (2006). Compared to the latter, the lens is significantly lighter, more compact and has a very fast autofocus.
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 58 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor, the autofocus is virtually silent and very fast.
The sharpness is very good across the frame at F/1.8-2 and excellent from F/2.8. The image contrast is high and the background blur is smooth and pleasant at large apertures. The background blur wide open, however, is not so impressive as in the case of 85/1.2L II USM.
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D mark II||Canon EOS 1Ds mark III|
|Sensor size||36×24 mm||36×24 mm|
|Distortion||-0.24 %||+0.61 %|
|Vignetting at F/1.8||-1.73 EV||-1.84 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 2 MB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (AF, 74..96 mm)
|Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM||2006||⊗|
|Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L USM||1989||⊗|
|Sigma 85mm F/1.4 DG HSM | A||2016||⊗|
|Sigma 85mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM||2010||⊗|
|Tamron SP AF 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F016||2016||⊗|