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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Overall 9

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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Overall 10
Design 10
Value for money 10
Features 9
Performance 10
Picture quality 10

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Review

What Digital Camera
28 March 2011
  • Summary: Canon’s f/1.8 lens flies the flag for the more affordable end of the product range and turns in a very solid performance, suggesting that sub-£400 versions should not be dismissed even when set against four-figure rivals.
  • Pros: Quality and price
  • Cons: f/22 performance
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REVIEW: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Interchangeable Lens Review

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...
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Expert Review

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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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.
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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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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens

The Digital Picture
17 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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EF 85 mm f/1.8 USM

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.
  • Cons: noticeable longitudinal chromatic aberration,, modest accessory kit,, lack of repeatability of particular specimens.
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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Overall quality 8
Build quality 8

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM (full format) - Review / Lab Test Report

25 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is a very desirable lens and, surprisingly, a very affordable one. Both contrast and resolution are very good straight from the max. aperture. The lens shows some hefty vignetting at f/1.8 but beyond it's not really a big problem anymore.
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