Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Telephoto prime lens | Canon EF | 2519A003
Joed700
 

If you are into portrait photography and don't have a huge budget, this is your lens from Canon.  It's sharp even at f/1.8 and has very nice bokeh.  At f/1.8, it is easier to get subjects into focus than if you're shooting a f/1.2 or f/1.4 lens.  You'll definitely get more keepers on this one.  However, it's an older design lens so it has quite a bit purple fringing (CA) on highlight areas, especially if your subject is wearing something white.  Therefore, post-processing is a must.  This ...

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ShammyD

Very good lens, but just OK for me.  I use my 55mm more, for street photography and portraits.

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Here is the thing with this lens, its fast, is sharp, fast AF, great color, decent to good bokeh, and in many ways a near perfect lens for the price.    BUT, I find I don't use 85mm much at all.   In fact I sold it several years ago to fund an upgrade.   Then I needed it for a project, and found a nice used copy, so I bought it again this summer. Most of the time, it stays at home, instead I grab the 70-200 or the 100 macro.    But every once in a while, I will use it with great results! If ...

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User3033323433
 

I love it. Focus - This was my first lens with USM and it is crazy fast even on the 6D. I never have an issue. I did have to get +5 AFMA to get it on. Images - Produces nice bokeh and great colors. Any CA/vignetting I can just fix in LightRoom so I don't worry about. Build/Weight - Its light and seems to be built pretty solid. I treat all my stuff as carefully as I can for the situation. I take extra care of my equipment. It is not as solid as an L lens but it has good build quality. Its ...

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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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