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About Canon 85mm F/1.8

This Canon 85mm F/1.8 Bundle comes with $61.84 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 58mm, Adorama Cleaning Kit, ProOptic Universal Lens Cap Tether and a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free! .

CANON EF 85MM f/1.8 (USM) LENS - U.S.A.

What makes a good telephoto lens? Well, sure, good clarity is a start. What the CANON EF 85MM f/1.8 (USM) Lens offers in addition to that is a stunning amount of precision, speed and compression, even when handling a range of different subjects in any kind of lighting conditions.

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  • The Canon 85mm f/1.8 offers plenty of versatility, handling everything from beautiful landscapes to high-speed outdoor shots. The 28-degree angle of view offers enough to see whether you’re shooting live events, landscapes or portraits, adding a new dimension to your telephoto lens game.
  • A beautiful background blur might be quite the achievement for other lenses, but for this prime lens, it’s just another day in the life. The wide-open f/1.8 aperture creates a very shallow depth of focus for gorgeous portraits and beautiful background bokeh.
  • With 7 groups and 9 lens elements, the sophisticated internal design of the Canon 85mm f/1.8 will produce results to satisfy even the most discerning of photographers.

Want a telephoto lens that will change the way you approach telephoto lenses? Then your journey starts here.


Learn about the CANON EF 85MM f/1.8 (USM) LENS - U.S.A.

For clarity, precision and outright speed, there’s no beating a prime lens. You already knew that, of course. So let’s get specific about which prime lenses offer stunning, high-contrast images time and again: the CANON EF 85MM f/1.8 (USM) Lens achieves stunning images not only because it is a fixed length telephoto lens, but because of all the features and intricate design that go in to each photo you take. From the construction of the lens to its portability to fast, accurate autofocus, this Canon 85mm f/1.8 has all of the bells and whistles where it counts: offering you consistent imaging with beautiful accuracy on a variety of subjects.

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  • Quality lens construction. No matter where you are in your journey to finding a good lens, you should always pay attention to the construction of the lens itself. Not only is it going to tell you how the company making the lens pays attention to detail, it’s going to tell you how well the lens will perform. In this case, we’re looking at 7 groups and 9 lens elements going into the construction. These lens elements are key in providing you, the photographer, with an end result that you can be proud of, whether you’re in a studio or outdoors taking a landscape shot.
  • Sharp, clear images. Sure, the Canon 85mm f/1.8 works with a magnification of 1:7, giving you telephoto accuracy with the clarity of a prime lens. But there’s more to the story here. A fixed focal length doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself to one type of shot. Point your Canon lens at a landscape, or even subjects far closer than you might have thought would be photographically practical—there’s a surprising amount of versatility here, giving you the freedom to keep your lens fixed to your camera body and snap shot after beautiful shot.
  • Portability. When you’re talking about a lens this versatile, you’re going to need to know that you can take it with you everywhere. As a medium telephoto lens, you need that kind of portability to pair with the wide range of shots it can take. Luckily, this lens is light enough to bring with you on a number of photography missions. It’s also easy to switch out with other lenses, which means that you’ll have some flexibility in terms of time, too—say, when that deer comes out of the woods and you need quick access to your Canon 85mm f/1.8.
  • Handle photography at night. It’s a rare thing for a lens to be able to pick up enough light in night conditions, especially when you’re talking about using a telephoto lens. But a wide-open aperture of f/1.8 can handle the most sensitive of lighting conditions. The unique design is able to grab the available ambient light and produce the sharpness and accuracy you’d expect from the experts at Canon. And with so shallow a depth of focus available at f/1.8, this 85mm lens is perfect for gorgeous portraits with no distortion and softly blurred backgrounds.
  • Fast and accurate. Totally non-negotiable with a telephoto lens. And luckily this lens has both, offering fast focusing and accurate shots that are beautiful as well as crisp. Take it out for a spin with some portrait shots to start and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Telephoto shots don’t have to be rocket science—at least, not when you’re working with a lens as sophisticated and consistent as the CANON EF 85MM F/1.8 (USM) U.S.A.

From the Manufacturer
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FUJI X-F 14 MM (21MM) F/2.8 LENS

Bring out that Fujifilm X-series digital camera and prepare it for a complementary lens that will squeeze even more life out of it. That’s right: we’re talking about the FUJI X-F 14 MM (21MM) F/2.8 LENS, a lens built for easy compatibility, beautiful defocussed backgrounds, and fast shutter speeds.

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  • The specs are always important. So how do you feel about an f/2.8 aperture with fast shutter speeds, capturing quick moments even in low-light conditions?
  • Curved aperture diaphragm blades rather than cut-off provide your images with subject clarity and background softness that’s hard to replicate if you’re not using the Fuji 14mm lens.
  • Visibly printed focus distance and depth-of-field scales on the focus ring itself? That’s handy, and it will help you get the most out of your lens.

True, it’s got a lot of great technical specs. But though the Fuji 14mm lens may seem like a professional-only camera, it’s perfect for pros and enthusiasts alike.


Learn about the FUJI X-F 14 MM (21MM) F/2.8 LENS

You already know the Fujifilm X-series of digital cameras. Their high processing power and stunning consistency are truly something to behold. But without a lens, your camera is only as good as the price you paid for it. With a lens like the X-series-compatible FUJI X-F 14 MM (21MM) F/2.8 LENS, on the other hand, you’ve got just the right fit to make beautiful, excellent contrast, high-resolution pictures that will dazzle the eye and make your rival photographers jealous. This Fuji-14mm lens isn’t designed for envy-stirring, though: it’s designed to grab light and make it work in a way you’ve never seen before. Here’s how this lens does it:

  • Consistent aperture and wide angle paired with quick shutter speeds? Fuggetaboutit. You’ll be taking pictures in low light that make people wonder what kind of sorcery you’re involved with. But don’t worry: the Fuji-14mm lens is a no-sorcery-required kind of lens. That’s thanks to the f/2.8 constant, maximum aperture and quick shutter, giving each picture a stunning amount of clarity and precision even in conditions you didn’t think would be conducive to stunningly clear photography.
  • Clarity, again and again. Speaking of clarity, how exactly is that achieved in a specimen like the Fuji-14mm lens? Here, we’re looking at (or rather, through) some amazing design, including curved aperture diagram blades. This rounded, rather than simply cut-off, detail helps give your images a different sort of wide-angle quality and natural-looking soft backgrounds that really pull pictures together well, allowing you unique opportunities to frame your subjects in new and exciting ways.
  • Manipulate your focus distance and depth-of-field scales with ease simply by looking at them: they’re printed on the focus ring, giving you the ability to work the lens like a professional without having to consult a manual. This convenience will have you used to working with a wide-angle lens and squeezing the most possible photographic creativity out of it in no time.
  • Designed for the X-E1, X-Pro1 cameras. By designing these lenses for the X mount on the Fujifilm X series digital cameras, Fujifilm is inviting you to not only continue your loyalty to their brand, but to get the most out of your digital cameras by using lenses that are designed to bring the most out of them.
  • Control light and color effects by using a 58mm thread, enabling the lens filters to go to work for you. Using filters gives you access to shots you didn’t even know existed, further upping the creative “ante” on each and every photo shoot you attend and every live event you capture on film—or in this case, digital film.

At Adorama, we’re usually a little hesitant to say a lens has it all. After all, so many lenses are built to do different things. But even granting that, it’s safe to say that the FUJI X-F 14 MM (21MM) F/2.8 LENS comes awfully close to a lens that has it all.



From the Manufacturer
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.

The Canon 85mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portrait, Portrait photography, Portraits, Professional work, Special effects, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 85mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Casual user, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 85mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 85mm F/1.8: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp, Simple controls and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (206),Consistent output (145),Nice bokeh (134),Lightweight (128),Strong construction (115),Easily interchangeable (112),Durable (97),Rugged (37),Clear glass (6),Quiet (6),Sharp (5),Simple controls (5) Easily mounted (3),Easy to clean (3),Price (3) View All
Heavy (10),Slow focus (8),Weak casing (4),Blurry focus (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (124),Weddings (106),Portraits (75),Sports/action (65),Night photography (53),Landscape/scenery (27),General purpose (26),Wildlife photos (17),Video (12),Macro photography (8),Portrait (7),Fun (5) Professional work (5),Travel (5),Portrait photography (4),Special effects (4),Landscape photography (3),Photojournalism (3),Upgrade (3),Wildlife (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (70),Semi-pro photographer (63),Enthusiast (26),Pro photographer (24),Casual photographer (14),Semi-professional (13),Professional (10),Photography student (5),Casual user (4),Beginner (3)

Canon 85mm F/1.8 Specifications

7 groups / 9 elements
Angle of view
28° 30'
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
0.85m / 2.8 ft.
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.0" x 2.8" / 75 x 71.5mm
15 oz. / 425g
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Canon 85mm F/1.8 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Coming from 50mm f/1.4

I had a 50mm f/1.4 that I got for shooting narrow depth of field, found the 50mm f/1.4 very poor sharpness at anything less than f/2.8. I got rid of it and replaced it with an 85mm f/1.8. The difference between the two lenses is remarkable. The 85mm f/1.8 easily shoots wide open with good sharpness and has excellent color and sharpness at f/2.0-f/2.2 and higher. On a crop body, this lens can be difficult to shoot without good technique below 1/100, after using this lens I really appreciate th...

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I had a 50mm f/1.4 that I got for shooting narrow depth of field, found the 50mm f/1.4 very poor sharpness at anything less than f/2.8. I got rid of it and replaced it with an 85mm f/1.8. The difference between the two lenses is remarkable. The 85mm f/1.8 easily shoots wide open with good sharpness and has excellent color and sharpness at f/2.0-f/2.2 and higher. On a crop body, this lens can be difficult to shoot without good technique below 1/100, after using this lens I really appreciate the image stabilization in my main lenses. Although you can easily shoot 1/60 or less with this lens, you have to really be aware of shake when shooting below 1/100.


Most Liked Negative Review


Canon EF 85mm f1.8-Astrophotography Use.

I bought this for astrophotography use based on the MTF curves, it appeared to meet all of the criteria. I used it on a Canon 550D, and the results are very disappointing. Extreme coma is very evident making the lens unusable for astrophotography. It is however a very fine daylight portrait lens.

Reviewed by 241 customers


Great lens


from Mountain View, ca

Great functionality and price


excellent lense


from louisville, ky.  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am using this lens primarily for portraits. lens is very sharp with very good bokeh.


Perhpas the best Canon value


from Arlington Heights, IL  -  Photo Enthusiast

Back when camera stores had camera pros a guy suggested this lens for me, a budding photo junkie, rather than the thrice as expensive zoom I was convinced I required. It remains my favorite lens and everything else seems too expensive or too limited by comparison. If you are new to prime shooting or looking for your first lens purchase after the kit lens this would be a great choice. The 50 1.8 is also a very good value being cheaper than this so if you are on a tight budget you should have that too, but if at all possible spend the extra for the 85. It works on full frame and cropped cameras.


FANTASTIC Lens! Portraits, close-ups


from Los Angeles, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I just got into headshot photography, and let me tell you.. I'm head over heels with this lens. The depth of field is shallow, which totally melts the background. Beautiful bokeh. There's a long-standing debate between 50mm and 85mm for portraits, but I think the 85 is better: less distortion, and you have to be a comfortable distance from your subject to get a good shoulders-up shot. If you're low on cash, the nifty fifty 1.8 will probably do a nice job, but the 85 will take you to the next level imo. Also, I'm going to use this for tight closeups when shooting dramatic video. Should be able to get some nice focus on eyes and stuff, while keeping the background and even other parts of the face slightly out of focus.


DElighted with this purchasew


from Tampa, FL  -  Casual Photographer

Purchased this lens for portrait work. It does an excellent job at a reasonable price. Adorama is an excellent company from which to purchase. It is a pleasure to do business with them.


The Best Canon Lens


from TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is by far the absolute Canon lens I have ever purchased and owned. I own several L lenses, and they do not even compare. This is by far the best portrait lens I have had the opportunity to shoot with. I highly recommend this lens.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


"L" lens quality.


from Central, NJ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Best lens for the price. An "L" quality lens as far as I'm concern. Wide open @ F1.8 it's a bit soft at corners, with some slight purple fringing throughout. But stopped down to F2.5 all those disappears. Plus fast focusing. The only negative is the minimum focus distance. Better than the 24-105mm @ 85mm in almost all aspects.


Wish I Would Have Bought It Sooner


from Anchorage, AK  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens has allowed me to take my photography to the next level. I was worried that it would be a little long for portraits on my crop sensor (Canon Rebel T3i), but I love it. It's tight for inside portraits if you're trying to get more than headshots, but most of what I do is outside so that's not an issue. The bokeh is also lovely. I would highly recommend this! You won't be disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Really Nice Lens for the Price


from Hudson Valley, New York  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm an amateur photographer working mostly with models for portfolio images. My primary lenses are Canon 24-105 f4L and 70-200 F4L IS. I bought this lens as a refurb from Adorama, mostly for the extra stop and a half and I've been very happy with the results. Between this lens and my 50mm f1.4 I am able to get some outrageous headshots with really nice bokeh.


This is a camera you want to keep


from Washington, DC  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have a bunch of other prime lens, but this is the only one that I didn't sell. On my Canon 6D, it has the perfect 85mm focal length for portrait. The USM is fast and smooth. In low light shooting, it gets job done. I also like the bokeh created by this lens, which is creamy and smooth. The only down side about this length is that you will end up with very obvious purple fringe and chromatic aberration if directly shooting objects that have hard sun light behind it. But, again, you should avoid shooting that in the first place. Other than that, this length has very good optical performance and feels great in hand. Although it's not in the "L" grade, it's the only non-L lens that survives in my camera bag.


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TAMARA W  Purchased for a portrait lens. Has very sharp and fast focus with nice bokeh.
glenda s  what's the fastest shutter speed?
Andrew R  Shutter speed would depend on the camera body.
glenda s  what's the shutter speed range?
PHILIP L  I normally use it with a Canon 5D mk1. The fastest shutter speed that allows is 1/8000, he slowest is bulb. even at F1.8 the focused area is wonderfully sharp
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