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Canon 85mm F/1.8 USM EF Mount Lens {58}

Canon Cameras
KEH Model# 212219
Grade Notes Price Qty
With Caps and Hood
With Caps


Canon 85mm F/1.8 USM EF Mount Lens {58} Description


The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 is a great lens for taking portraits and it's combination of capabilities, image quality and affordability make it one of Canon's most popular lenses.

85mm on a full frame camera is considered by most photographers to be start of the portrait range of focal lengths as anything shorter tends to not produse the most flattering perspective in a tightly cropped portrait composition. In addition to being a good focal length the maximum aperture of f/1.8 allows for substantially more background blur than most zooms helping the in focus subject stand out. Thanks to the modest amount of magnification and fixed (non-zoom) focal length the lens doesn't make any optical compromises and doesn't require especially expensive exotic types of glass to produces increadibly sharp images with excellent contrast and color reproduction. This classic optical design also produces very nice bokeh meaning the out of focus parts of the image render in a visually appealing way that doesn't distract or detract from them image. Capturing just the right moment is paramount. The f/1.8 aperture makes a bright image through the viewfinder so it's easy to see exactly what's going on and allows shooting under lower lighting conditions. Canon's USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) drive system focuses fast and quietly. Construction is solid and including a metal lens mount. In practiced hands the lens is capable of producing professional quality portraits.

Accessories include ET-65III Lens Hood, LP1014 Soft Case.

Additional Information

The EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens from Canon is a highly practical medium telephoto prime lens ideal for a range of applications including portraiture. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light and ideal for shallow depth of field focus control. An ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast, smooth and quiet AF action and because the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, polarizing and special filter effects can be used effectively.

A highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. Images are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur. Since the front lens group does not rotate during focusing special filter effects are not affected.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
  • Aperture Minimum: f/22
  • Camera Mount Type: Canon EF
  • Format Compatibility: Canon film and digital full-frame and APS-C
  • Angle of view: 28°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.79 feet
  • Elements/Groups: 9/7
  • Diaphragm Blades: 8
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Autofocus: Yes, USM
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Dimensions:  2.95 x 2.81 inches
  • Weight: 14.99 oz (425 g)
  • Manufacturer Part #: 


General information

Manufacturer Part Number 2519A003
Manufacture GTIN 0082966212901, 0163120553457
Brand Name Canon
Product information
Lens Construction
9 Elements in 7 Groups
Product Line
  • Canon EOS Cameras
Maximum Angle of View
Maximum Aperture Fixed
  • Camera
Filter Attachment Diameter
  • 58 mm
Lens Type
  • Telephoto
Lens Type Long / Telephoto

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 85 mm
Max Aperture f/1.8

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Canon EF