Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM Lens

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Product Description

Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM Lens

Discover unparalleled optical excellence and exceptional low-light performance with the Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM Lens, a versatile short telephoto prime designed to meet the demands of professional photographers. From capturing breathtaking portraits with stunning background bokeh to delivering sharp, precise images in challenging lighting conditions, this lens redefines versatility and quality.

Outstanding Optical Performance

The EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM Lens excels across various applications, particularly in portrait and wedding photography where its 85mm focal length shines. It effortlessly combines sharp focus on subjects with beautiful background blur, even when shooting wide open at f/1.4. This makes it ideal for creating striking images with creamy bokeh that enhances the visual impact of portraits.

Canon Image Stabilization (IS) Technology

Canon's renowned Image Stabilization (IS) technology is integrated into this lens, providing up to 4 stops of stabilization. This feature is invaluable for indoor sports, events, and low-light shooting scenarios, allowing photographers to capture sharp, blur-free images without the need for a tripod. It ensures consistent performance and reliability in any environment.

Flattering Skin Tones and Optimal Image Quality

Designed to deliver flattering skin tones and exceptional optical performance, the EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM features a sophisticated optical design with 14 elements in 10 groups. High-precision elements correct chromatic aberration and ensure high resolution and clarity, catering to the demands of today's high-resolution sensors. The Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technology further enhances image quality by minimizing flare and ghosting, resulting in clear, vibrant images with enhanced contrast.

Large Aperture for Creative Control

With its large f/1.4 aperture, this lens enables shallow depth-of-field effects, fast shutter speeds, and bright viewfinder images that facilitate precise focusing and composition. The 9-blade circular aperture produces smooth, pleasing bokeh that adds depth and dimension to every shot, enhancing the visual impact of your portraits and artistic compositions.

Silent and Fast Autofocus

Equipped with a high-speed ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), the EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM provides swift and accurate autofocus performance. The USM ensures fast and silent focusing, crucial for capturing candid moments at events like weddings discreetly. Full-time manual focus override allows photographers to fine-tune focus manually without switching out of autofocus mode, offering enhanced creative control.

Durable and Weather-Sealed Construction

Constructed with Canon's renowned L-series durability, the EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM lens is built to withstand demanding professional use. It features weather sealing and fluorine coating on the front and rear lens elements, protecting against dust and moisture. This robust construction ensures reliability in various shooting conditions, making it an ideal choice for outdoor and studio photography alike.

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Lens details
Physical Specifications 78.5 x 83
Product Weight  950 g
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 88.6 x 105.4
Filter Diameter (mm) 77
Water/dust Resistance Yes *
Lens Yes
Lens Mount EF Mount
Af Actuator Ring USM
Angle of View 24º, 16º, 28º 30'
Magnification With Extension Tube EF25 II 0.43-0.33
Magnification With Extension Tube EF12 II 0.26-0.15
AF Actuator AF Footnote Full time Manual Focus
Minimum Aperture 22
Lens Construction (elements/groups) 14/10
Distance Information Yes
Magnification 0.12x
Note *Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause slight abrasion of the camera mount.
This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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