Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM

First published on: Wednesday, 3 June 2009

This is the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens:

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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The Canon 85/1.8 USM is a favorite for portraiture and studio use.

Discover how Canon photographers are utilizing this lens, and their comments and reviews of this optic.


85/1.8 USM review at The Digital Picture — For a comprehensive review of this lens, please read The Digital Picture’s article.

ANITIX87 posts a set of Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM 1-to-1 Macro Lens vs Canon 85mm f/1.8 photo samples comparing bokeh and sharpness.

Sample Photos

Enjoy these stunning portraits (the last image in this series shows off the beautiful background bokeh qualities on this lens) by “Newspaper Man”, taken with the Canon 5D (Mark 1) camera.

Studio Portrait, Female Model — This is Ron Purdy’s full-sized studio shot with this lens.

He also comments that the 85/1.8 outperforms the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens, with less CA (chromatic aberration) when shot at f/2.8.

Accessories and add-ons

The filter thread size on the 85/1.8 is 58mm, which means you’ll want to be looking at purchasing 58mm filters for your lens.

Here are other official Canon 85mm f/1.8 accessories that you might wish to consider buying:

  1. Canon 58mm Close-Up Lens 500D

  2. Canon 250D 58mm Close-up Lens

  3. Canon E-58U 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap

  4. Canon Lens Rear Cap for Canon EF SLR Lenses

  5. Canon EF 12 II Extension Tube

  6. Canon EF 25 II Extension Tube

  7. Canon LP1014 Soft Lens Pouch

  8. Canon LP1219 Soft Lens Pouch

  9. Canon EF Lens Work III Version 10 Book


Official Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM page at Canon USA.


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