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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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Overall 10
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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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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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

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

photozone.de
17 July 2009
  • 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. Neither distortions nor lateral CAs are something to worry about in field conditions.
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Retest @ 15mp / Review

photozone.de
23 September 2008
  • 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 f/1.8 and excellent at medium aperture settings. On APS-C DSLRs there's only a moderate degree of vignetting at f/1.8 and beyond it's a non-issue. Neither distortions nor lateral CAs are something to worry about in field conditions.
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
9 September 2008
  • Conclusion: With the exception of purple fringing in harsh contrast situations the lens performed extremely well. If you're looking for a near-perfect portrait lens - well, stop here - you've found it! Naturally the lens has also a life beyond portraits. It's also nice for compressed landscape shots and all aspects where you need to seperate your main subject from the background by using a very large aperture. The silky smooth bokeh (background blur) is a nice extra here.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

prisguide
8 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Topp objektiv Topp kvalitet til en rimelig pris.
  • Pros: Lyssterkt, Skarpt, Flotte farger og kontrast, Rask AF, Perfekt til portrett, Billig
  • Cons: Litt trangt med 1.6 hus.
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