Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens

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product overview
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format

  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/32

  • One GMo Aspherical Element

  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings

  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System

  • Optical Image Stabilization

  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction

  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

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Distinguished by its fast design and IS capabilities, the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM from Canon is a short telephoto prime well-suited to portraiture applications. As an L-series lens, it is characterized by a sophisticated optical layout that includes one glass-molded aspherical element to greatly reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity. Individual elements also feature an Air Sphere coating (ASC) to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity in backlit situations.

Complementing the optical attributes, this lens also incorporates a four stop-effective optical image stabilization system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) also affords quick and accurate autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override for fine-tuned control. Additionally, as with all L-series lenses, this 85mm f/1.4 has a dust- and weather-resistant construction, as well as a fluorine coating on exposed elements, to benefit its use in harsh environmental conditions.

  • This portrait-length L-series prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 136mm equivalent focal length.
  • Notably fast f/1.4 maximum aperture offers extensive control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques. This bright design also benefits working in low-light conditions.
  • One glass-molded aspherical element helps to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity.
  • An Air Sphere Coating (ASC) has been applied to lens elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for maintained light transmission and high contrast in strong lighting conditions.
  • A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized AF algorithms, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance.
  • Optical image stabilization minimizes the effects of camera shake by compensating for up to four stops of shutter speed.
  • Full-time manual focus operation is available for fine-tuning of your focus position when working in the AF mode.
  • Fluorine coatings on the front and rear surfaces help reduce fingerprints and smudging.
  • A weather-resistant design protects the lens from dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions.
  • Nine rounded diaphragm blades contribute to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.


  • MPN - EF8514LIS
  • GTIN - 4549292091656
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Focal Length85 mm
Aperture RangeMaximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera MountCanon EF
Lens Format35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Minimum Focusing Distance1.61’(49 cm)
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizerYes
Angle Of View28 30’
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Filter SizeFront: 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL)Approx. 3.49 x 4.15“ (88.6 x 105.4 mm)
Focal Length85mm
Filter Thread SizeFront: 77 mm
Dimensions(DxL) 88.6 x 105.4 mm
Weight950 g
Image StabilizationYes
ApertureMaximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount TypeCanon EF
Format Compatibility35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View28 9m
Minimum Focus Distance85 cm
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:8.33
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens

  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens x 1
  • E-77 II 77mm Lens Cap x 1
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear) x 1
  • ET-83E Lens Hood x 1
  • LP1219 Soft Lens Case x 1

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