Fixed focal length of 85mm
9 lens elements arranged in 7 groups
Rear focusing mechanism along with USM (ultra-sonic motor)
Filter thread specification of 58mm
Closest focusing distance of 2.8
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens is extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of different applications, but where it really shines is portraiture work. It enjoys an extremely fast aperture of f/1.8, which makes it a powerful lens to have in your kit when working in low light situations and is ideal when trying to achieve a shallow depth of field. The rear focusing mechanism with USM (Ultrasonic Motor) will also ensure that your subjects are tack sharp through extremely fast, but almost silent autofocusing.
Uncompromised PortabilityAs a medium telephoto lens, the Canon EF 85mm is practical but without any compromises. Of its 9 lens elements, the front element does not rotate when focusing. This configuration allows you to take full advantage of any 58 mm polarizing filters without having to worry about them being properly dialed each time you refocus.
Sharp Images No Matter WhatImages that are produced by this lens are sharp and clear at all apertures and it has been intricately designed to produce a gorgeous background blur that focuses a viewers’ attention on the subject.
Speedy FocusThe Ultrasonic Motor (USM) will ensure that you subject is always in focus through extremely fast, smooth, and quiet autofocusing.
Fast ApertureThis lens enjoys an extremely fast f/1.8 maximum aperture that makes it the perfect choice for low light photography when a medium telephoto lens is called for. It also gives you a huge amount of control over the depth of field in your photographs that is perfect for portraiture.
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
9 elements in 7 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
Rear focusing system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance
0.85m / 2.8 ft
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
3.0" x 2.8", 15.0 oz. / 75.0 x 71.5mm, 425g