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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
8.3 out of 10

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Overall 8
8.0

Great blurry backgrounds

Michael, Amazon
2 March 2016
  • Summary: Lets in a lot of light! Great blurry backgrounds! Price was great used! However buying a lens hood is a very hard thing for this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect portraits

neil melisi, Amazon
27 February 2016
  • Summary: Great quality for the price range. I have to agree with others when it comes to crisp clear images and being on par with L series lenses. It's not as fast as my 24-105 though, so when I need a fast lens I go for my L lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not For Canon 7D Mk ii Camera

WilliWu, Amazon
5 February 2016
  • Summary: I already had a canon 100mm f2.8 USM Macro, and needed something a little faster for low light action photography. I'm using it with a Canon 7D Mk ii (big problem), and was surprised when so many of the first images that I shot at f1.8 were so blurry as to be unusable.
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Overall 8
8.0

I read that this lens was just as good as the L series counterpart

Casey, Amazon
26 January 2016
  • Summary: I read that this lens was just as good as the L series counterpart. I do have to say the sharpness is nice! What I do not like about the lens is the focus is touchy, it drops out quick, but you can feel it happening. I would recommend a high shutter speed if your hand holding this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

For specific situations only on a Crop-sensor.

Veronica, Amazon
14 January 2016
  • Summary: I love this lens I just wish I had FF camera, on my crop sensor is around 132mm and works lovely for closeup shots, the depth of field this lens gives is so creamy and I just love it. Good for small product photography on a crop-sensor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp and fast with awesome bokeh. Lots of purple chromatic aberation

Aaron Reyes, Amazon
10 January 2016
  • Summary: This lens is everything you've been wanting and has completely replaced my 50mm 1.8. It is very sharp and fast to focus. My only complaint in the VERY harsh chromatic aberation when subject has a bright background. It is very noticeable and difficult to correct for in LR.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it, sharp

Asa, Amazon
3 December 2015
  • Summary: I'm a wedding photographer (www.leedphoto.com) and I setup this lens on my Canon 6D as my second camera... Love it, sharp, reliable, and quick auto focus. I wanted to rig a second camera that was light weight and not bulky... The 85 1.8 is exactly what I thought it would be.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent sharpness and beautiful color

Z8, Amazon
6 February 2015
  • Summary: Excellent sharpness and beautiful color. The weakness of this lens is noticeable purple fringing and the high price for a plastic body. A good buy!
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Overall 8
8.0

85mm for Indoor Basketball

wildlifedigicam, Canon
3 February 2015
  • Excerpt: This review is mostly for the crop sensor shooters. I read that this 85mm is a great lens for shooting indoor basketball in the basket area. After purchasing this lens to go on my 7D, I learned that I was unable to shoot from under the basket.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great portrait lens

pabeers, buydig.com
6 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Purchased this lens to take senior class portraits of our son. Fast on focus, clear image on subject. Blurs background as noted on the specifications. Very satisfied with results. Being used on a Ti 3.
  • Pros: Purchased this lens to take senior class portraits of our son. Fast on focus, clear image on subject. Blurs background as noted on the specifications. Very satisfied with results. Being used on a Ti 3.
  • Cons: None
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