Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM


Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM A very popular short telephoto lens with portrait photographers. A short telephoto focal length, combined with a large maximum aperture and fast autofocus speed, make the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM an ideal optic for any photographer shooting portraiture. Benefits Fast f/1.8 aperture Short/medium telephoto lens USM focus motor with full-time manual focus 85cm closest focusing distance 58mm filter size Super Spectra coatings reduce ghosting and flare Detailed Features A practical and portability telephoto lens 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. Large f/1.8 aperture 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. Compressed perspective in portraiture The short telephoto focal length of the lens slightly compresses perspective, reducing the size of prominent facial features for a flattering result. Ultrasonic focusing 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 coating 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. Integration with E-TTL II flash metering The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera’s E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.”

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Product Specification Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 24°, 16°, 28°30′ Lens construction (elements/groups) 9/7 No. of diaphragm blades 8 Minimum aperture 22 Closest focusing distance (m) 0.85 Maximum magnification (x) 0.13 AF actuator USM¹ Filter diameter (mm) 58 Max. diameter x length (mm) 75 x 71.5 Weight (g) 425 Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II 0.27 – 0.15 Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II 0.44 – 0.32 Lens Cap E-58U / E-58II Lens hood ET-65III Hard case LH-B12 Soft case ES-C13/LP1014 AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.


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