Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Telephoto Lens
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is a natural choice for portraiture. A short telephoto focal length, combined with a large maximum aperture and fast autofocus speed, make the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM flexible enough for impromptu shoots, or dedicated studio work.
- The EF 85mm f/1.8 USM produces images that are sharp and clear at all apertures. A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out-of-focus regions a softer, more even feel, and lets in-focus subjects stand out against a blurred background. The lens features a non-rotating front element during focusing, enabling specialist filters (such as polarisers and graduates) to be used.
- A large maximum aperture of f/1.8 lets photographers shoot hand-held in difficult, low-light conditions, as well as restrict depth-of-field for creative effects.
- The short telephoto focal length of the lens slightly compresses perspective, reducing the size of prominent facial features for a flattering result.
- A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
- Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
- The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.
- For use with EF mount Canon DSLR cameras
- Angle of View Information The amount of the scene the lens can take in
- 24°, 16°, 28°30'
- Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
- Yes- USM
- Camera Type
- Digital SLR
- Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
- L71.5 x Dia.75 mm
- Eligible for International Delivery
- Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
- 137mm (APS-C 1.6x crop factor)
- Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
- Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
- 1 year
- Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
- Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
- Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
- Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
- Canon EF
- Magnification Information The extent in which the lens can amplify the size of a subject
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
- Maximum Reproduction Ratio
- Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
- Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
- 85cm (2.79')
- Model name / number
- EF 85mm f/1.8 USM 2519A012
- Sensor Format
- Full frame, Canon APS-C
- Tripod Collar Information Sometimes called a lens collar, this accessory lets the lens be mounted on a tripod
- Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Click & collect
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- Next or named day delivery
- Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
International delivery not available
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