Summary

Canon's EF 85mm f1.8 USM is a classic portrait lens for both full-frame and cropped bodies. The longer focal length allows you to stand a little further away than the 50mm models, and also accentuates the blurred background effect. The f1.8 aperture is sufficiently large to achieve very blurred backgrounds and the USM focusing is quick and quiet. It's an older lens, but one of the most affordable Canon primes with a large aperture and delivers great quality.

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Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM

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Canon’s EF 85mm f1.8 USM is a classic portrait lens for both full-frame and cropped bodies. The longer focal length allows you to stand a little further away than the 50mm models, and also accentuates the blurred background effect. The f1.8 aperture is sufficiently large to achieve very blurred backgrounds and the USM focusing is quick and quiet. It’s the most affordable Canon prime with a large aperture and delivers superb quality.

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/200, Aperture:1.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/200, Aperture:1.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 5DS, Shutter speed:1/4000, Aperture:1.8, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:1.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/4000, Aperture:2.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/3200, Aperture:2.2, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:1.8, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/1600, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 760D, Shutter speed:1/800, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS M3, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:1.8, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7M2, Model:ILCE-7M2, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:1.8, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-7M2, Model:ILCE-7M2, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:1.8, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:85.0 mm

 

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