EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

EF 85MM F1.8 USM

EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

 64,000.00

A very popular short telephoto lens with portrait photographers

Practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. Front lens group does not rotate during focusing so special filter effects are not affected. A short telephoto focal length, combined with a large maximum aperture and fast autofocus speed, make the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM an ideal optic for any photographer shooting portraiture.

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Highlights

  • Fast f/1.8 aperture
  • Short/medium telephoto lens
  • USM focus motor with full-time manual focus
  • 85cm closest focusing distance
  • 58mm filter size
  • Super Spectra coatings reduce ghosting and flare

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Overview

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.

A practical and portability telephoto lens

The EF 85mm f/1.8 USM produces images that are sharp and clear at all apertures. A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out-of-focus regions a softer, more even feel, and lets in-focus subjects stand out against a blurred background. The lens features a non-rotating front element during focusing, enabling specialist filters (such as polarisers and graduates) to be used.

Large f/1.8 aperture

A large maximum aperture of f/1.8 lets photographers shoot hand-held in difficult, low-light conditions, as well as restrict depth-of-field for creative effects.

Compressed perspective in portraiture

The short telephoto focal length of the lens slightly compresses perspective, reducing the size of prominent facial features for a flattering result.

Ultrasonic focusing

A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Super Spectra coating

Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera’s sensor.

Integration with E-TTL II flash metering

The lens passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera’s E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering.”

 

Features

Ring USM, Micro USM, Nano USM

Enables silent and high-speed focusing

USM (Ultrasonic Motor) was first put into practical application in the world by Canon. USM drives the lens by transforming ultrasonic vibrations into rotation energy. Not only does it consume little power, it has high efficiency, torque and response, enabling high-speed focusing with almost no operating sound emitted.

There are three types of USM . The round-shaped Ring USM is simple in structure, and is best suited for use in a circular lens tube. It is especially useful for driving lenses such as large-diameter or super telephoto ones due to its high torque, and it also allows for full-time manual focusing. Meanwhile, the Micro USM can be employed on many types of lenses because it is low in cost and not subject to restrictions on the lens diameter. In 2002, Canon contributed further to the downsizing of lenses with the development of the Micro USM II, which is about half the size and weight of the Micro USM . And in 2016, Canon introduced Nano USM, which not only realizes a high speed AF that rivals that achieved by Ring USM, but also is able to operate quietly and seamlessly. It’s not an exaggeration to describe Nano USM as the most ideal motor for normal-use lenses that are meant to handle both still photography and movie shooting.

Ring USM

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Micro USM (Left), Micro USM II (Right)

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Nano USM—The thin and tiny USM motor that achieves fast and smooth AF

Thin and compact, this USM, the latest to be developed by Canon, made its debut in 2016 on the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6mm IS USM. Computer chip-shaped (a factor that allows a more compact lens design) with power sources in the form of transducers, it connects directly to the AF actuating mechanism. It possesses a speediness and responsiveness that rivals that of the Ring USM, combined with a control that equals that of STM (lead screw-type). Its main benefit lies in enabling quiet, smooth AF operation in compactly-sized lenses such as standard zoom lenses. Also very suitable for movie-shooting, its high speed AF is able to handle scenes with subjects that are moving at a fast speed as well as those with unpredictable movements.

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The Nano USM is shaped like a computer chip, and has 2 transducers in its centre.

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A cross section of the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, released in 2016 and the first lens to carry the Nano USM. Moving along the top of the slider, the Nano USM directly drives the main AF power source. As this motor not only allows for fast and smooth AF but is also small in size, it makes it possible for the lens that utilize it to be around the same size as lenses with STM.

Full-time Manual Focusing

Enables MF immediately after AF

Many of Canon’s EF lenses are equipped with “full-time manual focusing”, which allows manual focus right after auto focus is complete, just by turning the focusing ring and without the need to switch to MF mode. All Ring USM and STM lenses support full-time manual focusing.

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Inner Focusing, Rear Focusing

Enables high-speed and precise AF

The inner focusing and rear focusing systems adjust the focus by moving only some of the lens elements inside the lens. Inner focusing refers to the type where the focusing lens group is located in front of the aperture diaphragm, while this group is positioned behind the aperture diaphragm in the case of the rear focusing type. As a smaller number of lens elements need to be moved, AF speed can be increased, and the size and weight of the entire lens can also be reduced. Besides, the front of the lens does not extend out during focusing, thus making it easy to achieve an integral lens structure, which in turn contributes to the enhanced robustness of the design. Yet another advantage of this system is that it enhances the operability of polarising filters as the filter mount does not rotate during focusing.

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EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM Rear System

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EF400mm f/5.6L USM Rear System

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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Inner System

Super Spectra coating

Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera’s sensor

Compressed perspective in portraiture

The short telephoto focal length of the lens slightly compresses perspective, reducing the size of prominent facial features for a flattering result.

 

Specifications

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Specification Details
PRODUCT WEIGHT INPUT-1 425 g
FILTER DIAMETER (MM) 58
MAXIMUM DIAMETER X LENGTH (MM) 75 x 71.5

OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Specification Details
 AF ACTUATOR  Ring USM
DISTANCE INFORMATION YES
LENS CONSTRUCTION (ELEMENTS/GROUPS) 9/7
MINIMUM APERTURE 22
 AF ACTUATOR  Full time Manual focus
MAGNIFICATION WITH EXTENSION TUBE EF12 II 0.27 – 0.15
MAGNIFICATION WITH EXTENSION TUBE EF25 II 0.44 – 0.32
ANGLE OF VIEW 24º, 16º, 28º 30′ (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)
MAGNIFICATION 0.13

ACCESSORIES

Specification Details
EXTENDER COMPATIBLITY  Not Compatible

 

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Price:64000₨
  • Mount : EF

  • Aperture : f/1.8

  • Lens Type : Fixed/Prime Lens

  • Category : Standard & Medium Telephoto

  • Focal Length Range : 85mm

  • Photography Genre : Portrait

  • Technology : USM

  • Dust/Moisture resistance : No

  • Weight : 425 g

  • Luxury Lens : No

  • IS System : No

  • Lens Construction (Elements/Groups) : 9 elements in 7 groups

  • Filter Diameter (mm) : 58

  • Closest Focusing Distance (m) : 0.85

  • Length (mm) : 71.5

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