Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Prized for portraiture, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM 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.

  • MPN - EF8518U
  • GTIN - 49609992129060
Brand Canon
Focal Length 85mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 137 mm
Lens type Prime lens
Aperture Range Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
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 85 cm
Image Stabilizer No
Diaphragm Blades 8
Angle Of View 28° 9.14 meters
Elements 9
Groups 7
Groups 7
Diaphragm Blades 8
Filter Size Front:58 mm
Tripod Collar No
Autofocus Yes
Elements 9
Motor Type Ultrasonic
Weight 425
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 75 x 71.5 mm
Diameter 75 mm
Weight 425
Length 72 mm
Sealing No
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
Weight 425 g
Autofocus Yes
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 28 30'
Minimum Focus Distance 85 cm
Magnification 0.13x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.7
Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
  • 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.
  • 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.