Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens - Black

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Product #:
CNL4001
Manufacturer #:
2519A003
UPC:
082966212901

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- 85mm standard lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
- Ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) brings subject quickly into focus
- Natural angle of view and perspective is ideal for portraits and natural images
- Designed to produce beautiful background blur; weighs 15 ounces

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Lens Filter Size:
58 mm
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Maximum Aperture:
1.8
Maximum Aperture:
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Canon
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Overview

A highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability, the Canon EF 85mm lens produces sharp and clear images at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur, thereby bringing your subject into crisp view. The ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) and fast f/1.8 aperture, meanwhile, helps the subject zip into focus in the viewfinder. And because the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, special filter effects are not affected. Best of all, the standard zoom lens--with its natural angle of view and perspective--captures the subject plainly, making it excellent for portraits and images that require a natural depth of field.

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The bargain sleeper in the Canon line

Reviewed on Wednesday, September 4, 2013

By: MisterCarGuy

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I think people over look this lens because of its affordable price and because it's not an "L" lens. I needed a fast, short tele and tok a chance with the 85 F:1.8 and have never been disappointed. I did a series of careful tests. I tripod mounted my camera and tested all of the f-stops. The sharpness and color of the 85mm rivaled the results from my "L" lenses. Quite surprising. Of course, with an F-1.8 lens, you are sure to need the ability to shoot wide open and my example delivers marketable images. Again, quite surprising, Because of the 1.6X magnification on crop-sensor cameras like my 7D, the 85MM becomes about a 135mm lens. Look up the price of a 135mm F-1.8 lens and you see that this Canon short tele becomes a relative bargain. If you shoot portraits or low light subjects like weddings or indoor sports like basketball, this lens could work for you. I recommend it without hesitation if the focal length works for your photography.

The bargain sleeper in the Canon line

Reviewed on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

By: MisterCarGuy

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I think people over look this lens because of its affordable price and because it's not an "L" lens. I needed a fast, short tele and tok a chance with the 85 F:1.8 and have never been disappointed. I did a series of careful tests. I tripod mounted my camera and tested all of the f-stops. The sharpness and color of the 85mm rivaled the results from my "L" lenses. Quite surprising. Of course, with an F-1.8 lens, you are sure to need the ability to shoot wide open and my example delivers marketable images. Again, quite surprising, Because of the 1.6X magnification on crop-sensor cameras like my 7D, the 85MM becomes about a 135mm lens. Look up the price of a 135mm F-1.8 lens and you see that this Canon short tele becomes a relative bargain. If you shoot portraits or low light subjects like weddings or indoor sports like basketball, this lens could work for you. I recommend it without hesitation if the focal length works for your photography.

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Physical Specifications
Length: 2-13/16 in.
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Weight: 15.0 oz.
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Brand
Brand: Canon
Lens Specification
Lens Min. Focus Distance: 2.8 ft.
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Lens Filter Size: 58 mm
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Minimum Aperture: 22
Minimum Aperture:
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Lens Magnification Factor: No
Lens Magnification Factor:
This is the magnifying factor of a lens. Macro lenses will often be described by their “magnification factor”. A lens with a 1:1 magnification factor produces a projected image on the sensor which is the same as the subject.

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Elements / Groups: 7/9
Elements / Groups:
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Lens Hood: 1.8-22
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Lens Type: Telephoto
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Focus Drive: Ultrasonic
Focus Drive:
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Angle of View (diagonal): 4.6 oz. / 130g
Angle of View (diagonal):
Area of a scene that a lens covers or sees. Determined by the focal length of the lens

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Maximum Aperture: 1.8
Maximum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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Focus Type: Auto / Manual
Focus Type:
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Mount Type: Canon
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In The Box

- Canon Telephoto EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Autofocus Lens
- 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap
- Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
- 1-Year Warranty

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