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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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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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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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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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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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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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