Canon 85mm f/1.8

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The 85mm f/1.8 is nearly as sharp as the Canon 85mm f/1.2L but focuses faster is often preferred for action shots for that reason. It’s also much smaller and easier to handle. A number of photographers use this lens for indoor sports in smaller venues such as high school basketball, hockey, etc. It also serves well as a portrait lens.

Does Not Include: lens hood

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

I’m always amused when people compare the Canon 85mm f/1.8 to the Canon 85mm f/1.2L. They are two entirely different creatures with nothing in common, except that they’re the same focal length. Well, that and they’re both really sharp…and a wide aperture. Other than that though…

Seriously, the f/1.8 is the opposite of the f/1.2 in two really important ways: 1) it’s small and lightweight and 2) it focuses as fast as you please, which makes it one of the best indoor sports lenses for those small and not-too-well-lit high school gyms. In those situations, when f/2.8 just isn’t wide enough, this is the lens to grab.
April, 2013

Filter Size
58mm (nonrotating front element)
0.9 lb
(ET-65III not included)
Minimum Focusing Distance
2.8 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
28 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Full time active, USM motor
Aperture Blades
8, curved, octagonal
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Minimal ghosting, moderate contrast loss
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame

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90 days $29.00 $174.00 $203.00 $2.26
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60 days $135.00 $2.25
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