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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens - 2519A003

f/1.8

4.5 Star Rating   4.6 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.  (Read 11 reviews)
PCN#: 3C902P  |   Mfg#: 2519A003
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Weight: 1 lbs.
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Overview of Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens

UPC: 082966212901

A highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. Images are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur. Since the front lens group does not rotate during focusing special filter effects are not affected.

 
General Information
Manufacturer: Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number: 2519A003
Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.usa.canon.com
Brand Name: Canon
Product Line: EF
Product Name: EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens
Product Type: Lens
Technical Information
Lens Type: Telephoto
Fixed Focal Length: 85 mm
Maximum Aperture Fixed: 1.8
Filter Attachment Diameter: 58 mm
Lens Construction: 9 Elements in 7 Groups
Maximum Angle of View: 28
Physical Characteristics
Depth: 2.8"
Diameter: 3"
Weight (Approximate): 15 oz
Miscellaneous
Application/Usage: Camera
Compatibility:
  • Canon EOS Cameras

Product reviews by customers

Total Reviews: 11
Overall Rating: 4.64.64.64.64.6(4.6 of 5)
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Most recent 10 of 11 reviews for this product:
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Reviewed By: Ric1 on 5/26/2009 12:29:27 PM
Overall ratings: 5.0 out of 5
Pros:
Excellent quality, fast lens. Very nice for portrait work and not too shabby for general use.
Cons:
A bit heavy, but to be expected with this quality lens.
Comment:
No regrets on this purchase.
55555
Reviewed By: bobbywildcat on 5/20/2009 12:06:16 AM
Overall ratings: 5.0 out of 5
Pros:
Excellent lens, easy to use, consistently good indoors sports action shots and a fabulous spur-of-the-second close-up that is portrait quality --- and I''m a total amateur!
Cons:
No Comment.
Comment:
No Comment.
44444
Reviewed By: Big D on 5/17/2009 5:12:09 PM
Overall ratings: 4.0 out of 5
Pros:
I''m Liking it, it takes real good close up pix, I use it for DJ dances,close ups of couples dancing,family Etc. works well in lower light, has real nice bo-k
Cons:
If you want a group pic you do have to back away pretty far. use a tripod.
Comment:
Its a Good lens you, U wont be sorry if you buy it.
55555
Reviewed By: Angela on 5/1/2009 12:18:15 AM
Overall ratings: 5.0 out of 5
Pros:
Excellent background blur. With proper aperture choice, incredible 3D quality can be created. Very fast lens, no distortion, sharp and clear. Light weight.
Cons:
No hood. For the type and quality of lens this is, I think all buyers would gladly have paid $20 more to have the hood come with the lens.
Comment:
I personally think this is my best lens for portraits. However, to make the most of it, you really need to select your background and foreground well. The nature of this lens is that at the largest aperture setting, with the most beautiful background blur, the area of focus is quite small. It is important to select the background such that wherever it blurs, it blurs nicely. To give an example: if you place a person in front of a flat white wall, there is no blurring visible, so you loose the reason for which you got this lens the first place! Thus rather than choosing a flat one-color and single-depth background, choose a busy one but choose well! If you want bokeh (round bubbly shiny things in the background), chose the subject such that the background has many small busy things in it, perhaps some moving, and with light falling on the background and not on your subject. Like trees with leaves, flowers, waterfall, etc. To get a very impressionistic blur, place the subject into a place with a variety of colors and sizes of color, some perhaps moving--like a flowering tree, for example. This will create a pastel blur where nothing in the background is recognizable. Beautiful! And select the foreground accordingly, since that too can be blurred well to get a 3D setup. And finally, you can create very unusual shots by focusing on a stable subject while another is in motion (like laugh or turn). This way you will get one very sharp and focused person, the rest will be in motion with motion lines, and the background will be blurred to perfection! I think this is a fascinating lens! But it takes a bit of expertise to make the most of it. So practice, practice, practice--I took 600 shots the first day I got the lens! It is digital so just trash the bad images until you get good ones!
55555
Reviewed By: Rusty on 9/1/2008 4:42:10 PM
Overall ratings: 5.0 out of 5
Pros:
I purchased this lens for my wife who is the photographer. She loves it!!!! I really don''t know much about photography but the pictures sure look KILLER...
Cons:
None
Comment:
Great pictures from the lens and PCNation delivered great service.
55555
Reviewed By: Andy on 8/19/2008 7:46:26 PM
Overall ratings: 5.0 out of 5
Pros:
Purchased lens for my wife and she loves it. Wow the pictures look good.
Cons:
None
Comment:
No Comment.
55555
Reviewed By: sthays on 5/6/2008 11:31:55 PM
Overall ratings: 5.0 out of 5
Pros:
Sharp lens. Fast focusing, quiet
Cons:
None
Comment:
I love this lens. The only trouble I have is deciding if I like my 50 or my 85 more!
55555
Reviewed By: Anonymous on 1/4/2008 8:27:47 AM
Overall ratings: 5.0 out of 5
Pros:
We just began using this lens, and so far are very pleased with the results. It''s an excellent portrait lens.
Cons:
No Comment.
Comment:
No Comment.
44444
Reviewed By: Anonymous on 1/2/2008 11:29:36 AM
Overall ratings: 4.0 out of 5
Pros:
Very fast, high quality lens. This lens has a 1.8 f stop. Excellent for indoor sports. Canon quality
Cons:
Fixed focal lenght
Comment:
No Comment.
33333
Reviewed By: Ron on 10/22/2007 9:08:34 AM
Overall ratings: 3.0 out of 5
Pros:
Great clarity and sharpness. Fast focus.
Cons:
None that i have found.
Comment:
I originally bought this same lens in Feb. 07 although I lost it in Sept. 07. There was no question as to what the replacement would be -- another one just like it. Exceptional lens, outstanding sharpness. It''s my No. 1 portrait lens.
Most recent 10 of 11 reviews for Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens


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