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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Overall 9
8.6

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Telephoto Lens Review

Technology X
18 November 2013
  • Summary: Over the course of my ownership the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM has been quite impressive. Despite its color fringing in high contrast scenes, the lens performs wonderfully for almost any composition. It’s fast and accurate autofucus has helped me to capture shots I thought I had missed.
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REVIEW: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Interchangeable Lens Review

photodo
15 January 2010
  • Excerpt: This medium telephoto lens from Canon sports a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and ultrasonic silent focusing that is performed internally for around £315.
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Canon EF 85/1.8 USM Review

Bob Atkins
29 August 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 85/1.8 USM is a very good lens. It's one of Canon's best lenses and it's certainly near or at the top of the list of Canon's best value lenses. It's far and away better in all respects than any comparably priced zoom lens, and probably arguably better than any zoom lens regardless of price.
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Expert Review

photo.net
18 July 2009
  • Conclusion: For those who use small-sensor digital SLRs and do portrait projects, this is a "must-own" lens. For those who use full-frame cameras, this is a "probably should own" lens.
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9.5
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 10
10
Features 9
9.0
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 10
9.5

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

What Digital Camera
14 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Far cheaper than Canon's f/1.2 equivalent, but still a mighty good performer for a more than reasonable price
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
31 May 2009
  • Summary: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is one of the best medium telephoto prime lenses in Canon's arsenal. Combination of stellar performance with both APS-C and FF type cameras and affordable price, make this lens an interesting choice for general as well as portrait photography. There does seem to be some variation in quality among different samples of this lens - the difference between the two samples I tested was sufficient to turn the lens from an average to a stellar performer.
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 lens/ Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM lens and Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM lens

Images by William Castleman
23 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Digital camera resolution and 50% MTF was measured using this methology .
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens

The Digital Picture
17 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens is relatively inexpensive but yields very good image quality. It is reasonably sharp wide open, but really shines from f/2.8 on.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
21 July 2011
  • Excerpt: This medium telephoto lens from Canon sports a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and ultrasonic silent focusing that is performed internally for around £315.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness, Virtually no distortion, Low CA levels, Fast auto focus
  • Cons: No lens hood supplied
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EF 85 mm f/1.8 USM

LensTip.com
8 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2011-02-14 on Optyczne.pl If you own a Canon 35-mm reflex camera nowadays your selection of classic portrait 85 mm lenses is really large. The list can be started by the expensive but splendid EF 85 mm f/1.2L USM II – a lens you would look for in vain in other systems. If you are not as well off to afford it you can opt for a quite old (launched in 1992) but much cheaper EF 85 mm f/1.8 USM.
  • Cons: noticeable longitudinal chromatic aberration,, modest accessory kit,, lack of repeatability of particular specimens.
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