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

Abt Model: 2519A003 | UPC Code: 082966212901
$419.00  
85mm Focal Length/ 9 Elements In 7 Groups Construction/ Rear Focusing System With USM/ 2.8 Feet Closest Focusing Distance/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens, Model 2519A003

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.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 85mm; 1:1.8
  • Lens Construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 28° 30'
  • Focus Adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.85m / 2.8 ft.
  • Filter Size: 58mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Max Diameter: 3.0"
  • Length: 2.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lb
  • Shipping: 2 lbs


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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens
 
4.9

(based on 33 reviews)

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Pros

  • Super-sharp images (24)
  • Fast auto-focus (21)
  • Superior build quality (16)
  • Great picture quality (3)

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      4.0

      Great sharp lens - AF switch gets moved a lot

      By bburk

      from Salt Lake City, Utah

      Pros

      • Fast auto-focus
      • Superior build quality
      • Super-sharp images

      Cons

      • bad af switch

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

        This lens is great quality. Crisp and sharp. My only complaint is the AF switch. It is build different than most Canon lenses. It protrudes out from the camera significantly where most lenses the switch is flush. Many times I have done photos and toward the end of using the lens noticed the AF switch got bumped to off either while on my hip or in my camera bag. When using this lens always remember to check the switch because it always bumps off. Canon, please make all future lens AF switches flush.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Main Thang!

        By JPhotos

        from Memphis,Tn

        Pros

        • Fast auto-focus
        • Superior build quality
        • Super-sharp images

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

            My first primes lens was the nifty fifty (50mm 1.8) . I absolutely loved it. My next lenses had to be the 85mm 1.8 lens. I read the reviews and decided to get it. Wow! This lens is so sharp and focuses very accurate and quickly. Now given... my 50mm 1.8 is very impressive, but this 85mm 1.8 takes the cake for me. My portraits have a smooth and creamy back ground at 1.8 and it's tack sharp. This lens was well worth the investment for me. Thanks Canon ...

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            5.0

            Superb prime lens for crop frame Canon

            By Steve

            from Chicago, IL

            Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

            I bought this prime 85 mm f1.8 lens on the advice of a couple of website reviewers who raved about the quality. They're absolutely right and this is now my favorite prime lens. What you get is a razor-sharp focus in a focal length that, for a crop frame camera (e.g. T3i) is telephoto enough to do some serious portrait work at a comfortable working distance. Edge sharpness is excellent, and at f1.8 it's fast enough for most lighting conditions. Build quality is excellent, and the price at Canon's refurb shop makes it a steal. Buy this lens.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            If you have a Canon DSLR ...

            By Beyond Boudoir

            from Portland, OR

            Pros

            • Fast auto-focus
            • Small and light

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

                If you have a Canon DSLR with an accurate autofocus system, I recommend this as your first prime lens. Even before you by a 50mm prime. It is delightful to use at large apertures to create lovely bokeh. It really excels as a portrait/people lens. The focus system is lighting fast, quiet and very accurate. It spends a lot of time on my 5D Mark 3. You don't always need big, heavy "L" lenses to do the job. This little lens frees you to be more creative and it is just plain fun to use. You may see reviews referring to chromatic abberation wide open. Yes it is there, but it is minimal and doesn't show up in normal photography. You really have to set up a special shot just to find it. It is completely absent if you stop down one F-stop, but why bother? I wish Canon would make this with IS, then it would be the perfect prime lens for me.

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                (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Don't Believe the Negative

                By KennyDNY

                from Long Island NY

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Super-sharp images

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

                    All I can say about this lens is AWESOME! Sharp when you want, shallow DOF when that's important! I don't see a reason to pay that much more for f1.2 but who am I to say?

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                    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Portrait lens/ indoor sports

                    By Jim

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Fast auto-focus
                    • great without is
                    • Superior build quality
                    • Super-sharp images

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

                        I Just got the lens 2 weeks ago. I upgraded from my Rebel T3 kit lens. I think this lens is great for portraits & indoor sports were you are shooting fairly close to your subject. The lens is super sharp, & is great in lighting situations like a gym or indoors. I have not tested it in extreme low lighting situations. Some might not like this lens because it does not have IS, but I think it is not needed. The auto-focus is fast. The build quality is better than I expected. When taking it out of the box you could practically tell by the weight. After buying this lens, I never even want to look at a kit lens again.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Look alive 85!

                        By Hopps

                        from CA

                        Pros

                        • Fast auto-focus
                        • Great color rendition
                        • Superior build quality
                        • Super-sharp images

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

                            This is a must have lens. I love the colors and the super fast & accurate auto focusing.

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            GREAT EVERYDAY LENS

                            By denver beans

                            from DENVER CO

                            Pros

                            • Fast auto-focus
                            • pro image quality
                            • Superior build quality
                            • Super-sharp images

                            Cons

                            • lens is almost 2 light and short for eos1ds mark3

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

                              VERY FAST FOCUSING.GREAT TRACKING LENS ALSO.STURDY ALSO.SUPER RESOLUTION WITH 1DS MARK3.85 MM.PERSPECTIVE IS GOOD FOR TAKING ANYWHERE.GREAT FOR WIDE F-STOP PORTRAITS.

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                              (26 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Amazing lens for the money

                              By Ultrafox

                              from Somerset, Ky

                              Pros

                              • Fast auto-focus
                              • Great bokeh
                              • Super-sharp images

                              Cons

                              • No Lens Hood

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

                                If you don't want to, or can't afford Canons 85mm 1.2L lens, but want an 85mm, this lens is perfect. For what you pay, this lens delivers amazing performance. The bokeh this lens produces is creamy good. The autofocus is surprisingly fast and accurate when shooting fast moving subjects, even when coupled with the 5D Mark II. It is quite a bit smaller and lighter than the 85mm 1.2L. The build quality is still pretty solid though. It is also great in low light. If you are on a budget, you can not beat the performance and quality you get from this lens for the price.

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                                (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Finally came into its own

                                By mtnredhed

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • Fast
                                • Great Value
                                • Sharp

                                Cons

                                • doesn't buy me coffee

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens:

                                  I bought the lens years ago, and to be honest, never really found it's niche until recently. Too long for landscape and a little too short for wildlife. I just recently started portrait work, and dang, this is THE H&S lens. I can dial in DoF to pretty much whatever I want. Its plenty fast for existing light. If I set the focus point on my 7D to be the person's leading eye, and stop down just a little, it's perfect. Even better yet, its a steal, price wise. AF is fast too.

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