Prized for portraiture, the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM from Canon is a short-telephoto prime characterized by its slightly compressed perspective for achieving flattering results. Its bright f/1.8 maximum aperture also enables isolating subjects and working with shallow depth of field techniques, and further benefits working in low-light conditions. Helping to achieve high color fidelity and contrast, a Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements and serves to minimize reflections, lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, a ring-type USM is employed to deliver quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.
- Short-telephoto, portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 136mm equivalent focal length.
- Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
- Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
- A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, the front of the lens does not rotate during focusing to better permit working with polarizing and graduated filter types.
- Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
- MPN - EF8518U
- GTIN - 4960999212906
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 137 mm
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Aperture Range||Maximum: f/1.8|
|Max Format size||35mm Full Frame|
|Camera Mount||Canon EF|
|Lens Format||35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)|
|Lens mount||Canon EF|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||2.79’ (85 cm)|
|Angle Of View||28 30’|
|Filter Size||Front:58 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.95 x 2.81“ (75 x 71.5 mm)|
|Filter Thread||58 mm|
|Lens Hood||Canon ET-65III|
|Focal Length||85mm |
Comparable Focal Length: 137 mm
|Filter Thread Size||Front: 58 mm|
|Dimensions(DxL)||75 x 71.5 mm|
|Aperture||Maximum: f/1.8 |
|Camera Mount Type||Canon EF|
|Format Compatibility||35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor|
|Angle of View||28 30'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||85 cm|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:7.7|
|Optical Design||9 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||8, Rounded|