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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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Overall 8
8.0

I would buy this product again

tom, B&H Photo
4 days ago
  • Excerpt: cityscapes , portreats
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Exceptional Quality

Maxx The Photographer, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I really love this lens. It was my first purchased lens and is an excellent tool. I highly recommend it. My only gripe is the strong Chromatic Aberration present in areas of high contrast which is easily removed by stopping down. Shooting wide open produces an excellent Bokeh. I find my images sharp when I take the time to carefully focus to where I want. This lens is highly versatile and I look forward to using it more.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration
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Overall 8
8.0

Great portrait lens for those on a budge

Dan the journalist, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for environmental portraits in journalism assignments and family gatherings. The quality is very good. I wish I could have purchased the "L" series prime lens at f/1.2, but budgetary considerations weighed against it. This was a great compromise.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

85mm f/1.8

JK, B&H Photo
1 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm not a girl who likes to drag a tripod around, which would make this lens perfect. I like to move and I end up chasing small children around during a photo session to get good shots, so it's a pain having to deal with movement blur. But, if I'd had the extra money just sitting around, I would have gotten the much nicer 85 rather than this! ;) This lens does well, but just isn't my favorite.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

Great sharp lens - AF switch gets moved a lot

bburk, Canon
27 June 2014
  • Conclusion: This lens is great quality. Crisp and sharp. My only complaint is the AF switch. It is build different than most Canon lenses. It protrudes out from the camera significantly where most lenses the switch is flush. Many times I have done photos and toward the end of using the lens noticed the AF switch got bumped to off either while on my hip or in my camera bag. When using this lens always remember to check the switch because it always bumps off.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
  • Cons: bad af switch
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Overall 8
8.0

Terrific lens!

Cool Hands Luke, B&H Photo
24 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Great portrait lens! Super-fast focusing and very quiet. Performs beautifully at 1.8. I have not taken it off the camera since I bought it...! Important: If shooting indoors, concert events, etc. keep the lens shade on!!! There can be strage refractions of light wide open with stage lighting.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens

E Streels, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for portraiture. There is nothing like the 85mm 1.8 to give a photo that soft, buttery look to your photos. It has the crop that you need to give a portrait the perfect look without distortion that some lenses can create. Sharp focus, good bokeh, decent in low light and durable.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Super Sharp

Ange, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Granted, I've only had this for a couple of weeks now so I haven't used it a ton, but man, the times I've used it I was amazed at how sharp and what amazing bokeh this produced. LOVE it.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Love

Ash, B&H Photo
14 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Love it. It's slower on focusing than I would like but love it so far
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Lens

Wannabepro, B&H Photo
11 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens because after a good deal of research I found it was considered by many to be a great portrait lens. I'm still in the learning stages with it, but it is clearly a higher quality lens than the lenses that come with entry level SLRs. The lack of zoom takes a little getting used to, but the learning curve isn't very steep. All in all a great lens for a manageable price.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable
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