Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Telephoto prime lens | Canon EF
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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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