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Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Short Telephoto Lens

For hand held portraits or creative photography the image stabilised Canon EF 85MM f/1.4 IS USM is a very popular lens. L series quality optics with fast aperture captures detail and beautiful bokeh. view full description
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Canon EF 85MM f/1.4 IS USM Lens Summary

Ideal for portrait photography, the focal length of 85mm combined with an aperture of f/1.4 allows you to keep a comfortable distance from your subject, with sharp results and beautiful bokeh filled backgrounds.

Being L series the focus is responsive and precise, while image stabilisation offers 4-stops of compensation.

  • L Series quality optics
  • Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps to suppress internal ghosting and flare
  • Fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens elements help to protect against dust and moisture
  • Shock-absorbing front casing for extra durability
  • 4 stops of image stabilisation
  • Near-silent focusing

Canon EF 85MM f/1.4 IS USM Lens Features in detail

  • EF-Mount Lens
  • Optical Features/Specifications:
  • Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal): 24º, 16º, 28º, 30°
  • Lens construction (elements/groups): 14/10
  • No. of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Minimum aperture: 22
  • Closest focussing distance (m): 0.85
  • Maximum magnification (x): 0.12
  • Distance Information: Yes
  • Image stabilizer: 4 Stops
  • AF actuator: Ring USM4
  • Dust/moisture resistant
  • 77mm filter diameter
  • Max. diameter x length (mm): 88.6 x 105.4
  • Weight (g): 950
Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 87
Length (mm): 105
Weight (g): 950
Distance scale: Yes
DoF scale: N/A
Elements: 14
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 85 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 10
Hood supplied: Yes
Lens Image stabilization: Yes
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 85
Maximum magnification: 0.12
Maximum aperture (number): 1.4
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 85
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.85
Minimum aperture (number): 22
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: One molded glass aspherical element + air sphere and fluorine coatings.
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

With classic L series build quality, this lens feels robust while offering superb results. If you are after pin-sharp focus on your subject, with the option of a smooth bokeh filled background, then it is hard to look past this for your choice of portrait lens.

The image stabilisation and fast aperture means this will work well in low light, allowing you to boost your shutter speeds. This means more opportunity to capture those fleeting expressions when taking portraits.   

We Love

  • Taking portraits with this lens
  • L-series quality optics
  • Near silent focusing
  • Bokeh filled backgrounds

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    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.