The iconic red stripe across Canon lenses is a giveaway that it’s an L-series – Canon's flagship professional lens range. The L-series offers image performance with a range of features and hardy dust and waterproof construction. Colour contrast and brightness, sharpness, bokeh effects and reduced chromatic aberrations are all exceptional with an L-series lens.
With an aperture of f/1.2 this lens provides outstanding results for shooting in low light conditions, without the need for a flash. Enabling faster shutter speeds and a shallow depth of field in low light conditions, this lens makes it easy to capture detail even in unforgiving lighting situations. Whether it’s candlelight at a wedding, portraits at dusk, or night landscapes, you’ll be able to take in those moments without hesitation.
The ring-type ultrasonic motor (USM) creates fast and quiet autofocus so you’re always ready to take the next shot. The near silent shutter is perfect for those times when you don’t want to make a sound, like during a speech at a wedding or when capturing wildlife. With an internal focusing design, autofocus speed is enhanced with high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms. You can also take control with full electronic manual focus override always available without having to switch out of AF.
Super spectra lens coatings minimise reflections to stop unwanted flare and ghosting. This is a problem that commonly occurs with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. With a lens coating, you’ll be able to achieve excellent colour reproduction and vivid contrast.
The aspherical element in the lens in the floating optical system stops chromatic aberrations for enhanced image performance. Unwanted flaring and ghosting is stopped to achieve clear images free from distractions. The result is clear, beautiful images that are truly professional.
Create beautifully soft bokeh with this L-series lens. The 8-blade circular aperture creates a shallow depth of field that blurs out the background to bring attention to your subjects. This is ideal for portraiture and weddings where you want to create soft effects.
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Focal Length||85 mm|
|Angle of View||Diagonal : 28° 30'
|Min. Focus Distance||95 cm|
|Max. Reproduction Ratio||1:9|
|Filter Thread||Front, 72 mm|
|Lens Hood||Yes, Removable|
|Lens Type||Prime Lenses, Telephoto Lenses|
|Genre/Use||Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action|
|Physical Dimensions||9.14 cm x 8.38 cm|
|Physical Weight (Grams)||1025g|
This camera can be mounted on both full frame and APS-C Canon cameras. When mounted on a crop (APS-C) body, the focal length will be approximately 130mm – which would be great for portraits.
Due to the gorgeous warm colours this lens produces, along with the lens coatings ensuring colour balance and high contrast, very little post processing is needed for images from this lens.
The Think Tank Lens changer makes it super easy and quick to do this while on the go.
When buying a beautiful lens such as this one, you want to protect it as best you can. We’d recommend a B+W Clear filter to ensure the front element of this lens is protected from scratches at all times.
This lens performs best when used as a portrait lens, and the f/1.2 aperture gives beautiful bokeh.