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Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
alaAverage 4.7

1986 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1986 reviews of Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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On average, users rate this product 94/100 and experts rate this product 92/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good views.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM LensCanon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 673 user reviews of Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and design also get good feedback.

price, design, usability, reliability, size

99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens

 

Looking for a good value in a small, light, great performing, fast lens?Try the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens.

reasonable price.

Expert review by: Webmaster (digitalphotographygear.com)

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review

 

The Canon 85mm f/1.8 medium telephoto lens is designed to deliver a practical solution for photographers who require a portable lens that performs well in low light conditions at a reasonable price. The value

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Bob Atkins (bobatkins.com)

Canon EF 85/1.8 USM Review

 

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Philip Greenspun (photo.net)

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review

 

The Canon 85/1.8 prime lens is inexpensive and lightweight. It is a very good portrait lens for a film or full-frame Canon digital SLR and a great portrait/telephoto lens for a Canon small-sensor digital SLR, such as the Canon Digital Rebel XTi...

If you've been accustomed to the L-series zoom lenses, the 425g (15 oz.) weight of the Canon 85/1.8 lens will come as a relief. This is only about one third the weight of the 70-200/2.8 zooms and not significantly heavier than a 50/1.4 normal lens

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review

 

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the medium telephoto Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Interchangeable lens.

Excellent sharpness; Virtually no distortion; Low CA levels; Fast auto focus

No lens hood supplied

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Canon EF 85 mm f/1.8 USM

 

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. If you...

well-made casing ; very good image quality in the frame centre ; good or decent image quality on the edge of APS-C sensor and full frame ; lateral chromatic aberration corrected splendidly ; low distortion ; slight astigmatism ; sensibly low vignetting...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

 
Jul, 2009

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Markus Stamm (photozone.de)

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

 

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is one of Canon's classic portrait tele lenses. In the APS-C DSLR scope the field-of-view resembles a 136mm lens here. The lens features a ring-type USM AF drive (rear focusing) with full-time manual focusing in one-shot AF...

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! Naturallythe lens has also a life beyond portraits. It's also...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

 

Canon offers two 85mm primes in its EF lens range – the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is compatible with Canon D-SLRs that feature EF and EF-S lens mounts.

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Interchangeable Lens Review

 

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.

Excellent sharpness; Virtually no distortion; Low CA levels; Fast auto focus

No lens hood supplied

With the price being only £315, this lens is a cracking bargain for those looking for a very capable lens for portraiture that delivers excellent sharpness with low levels of chromatic aberrations and distortion.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Ultra Sonic Motor: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S
Camera Mount:Canon EF / EF-S
Lens Mount:Not Applicable
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Telephoto Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras
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