Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Telephoto prime lens | Canon EF

I have this lens since almost a year now and I'm still in love with. It's one of my best lenses (just after the 200L) in terms of image quality and color rendition. I took great (considering my amateur skills ;) shots with it of my daughter and wife, with very pleasant bokeh. If you like to shot with available light as I do, with his f/1.8 it ofrees very good low light capabilities. In open spaces or large rooms it is simply perfect. It might be too tight in smaller rooms, when using a crop ...

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Any review of the 85mm f/1.8 seems to concentrate on it's abilities on full frame and shooting wide open. For this review, I'm going to look at the lens from a different perspective - that of a crop sensor owner. Most times, you'll see the 50mm f/1.8 recommended as a first prime for a crop sensor owner. Honestly, while the image sharpness of the nifty fifty can be nothing short of amazing, the drawbacks that go with it are quite frankly not worth the frustration that go with it. I think that ...

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Considering Canon didn't add the red ring to this lens, it almost perfect for the price point. It's among the sharpest lens in my collection, definitely my goto lens for portrait work. If you want to know more about what I have to say about this lens then check out my Youtube review.

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chkugler
 

I love this lens. it is SHARP and the bokeh is great. PICTURES more: my blog http://luke-photoblog.blogspot.de/

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This is probably IMHO one of the finest lenses ever made.  Why anyone would purchase the 1.2 is beyond me. i have now been using this lens,  purchased new,  for about a year... And frankly it's changed the way I work...   it's light,  unobtrusive,  fast,  and stupidly sharp.   By far the best lens in my bag.... And in comparison to my 70-2002.8,  or 24-70..  There is simply no comparison... it blows them into the weeds. at circa £300 the lens is unbelievable value. The only bad thing is the ...

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Kreitmann
 

The 85mm f/1.8 is a great lens. Not THE greatest, but considering its price, there is no reason not to get one. Fast AF, large aperture, sharp, good color, pleasing bokeh, small, light and solid, this lens just works. There are other, more impressive lenses on the market, the 85mm 1.8 gets the job done. If your pictures are bad, you are. There are many uses. On crop cameras, is good for indoor/low light sports, concerts, medium sized products, portrait etc. On full frame cameras it is even ...

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The 85 1.8 is a solid performer with good hardware features and build. It offers a USM which the Nikon counterpart doesn't and is similarly priced. Focus speed is very fast and accurate on my 5D2 even wide open when carefully handled. Sharpness is very good and even throughout the frame. Right from 1.8 it's quite respective, depite the purple fringing. Purple fringing is a bit annoying under high contrast scenes and in such conditions I tend to stop down to 2.2. Otherwise I use it at 1.8, ...

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Highly Recommended for the price - Fast fast focus and magical images at f 2.8 and f 4. I rarely use at wider than 2.8 as the images get a bit soft to my liking. The lens is lightweight and balances perfectly in your hands with the optional Canon lens hood. Drawbacks? 85 primes often suffer from a lack of close focusing ability and this one is no exception. Often you'd like to shoot portraits and life's details just a little closer and this lens won't do it. Full face portraits are not ...

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