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The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is a short-telephoto, full frame prime lens with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, so it's great for shooting in low-light conditions. A ring-type ultrasonic motor (USM) powers the fast, near-silent autofocus. Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting.
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.
Ideal for portraiture
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 (USM) 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.
- 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
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