Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM
The Canon 85 f1.8 is a very popular portrait lens among both hobbyists and professionals. At 85mm the focal length gives great compression and creates a professional look. The maximum aperture of f/1.8 allows an enormous amount of light into your camera to help shoot in darker situations. The USM equipped motor is quick, quiet, and accurate.
- 85mm focal length
- Large f1.8 aperture
- Ultra-sonic Motor (USM)
The Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM is another one of Canon's lenses that is a great fit for beginners and professionals alike. With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, this is a good choice for low-light photography. The aperture also allows for a shallow depth of field and some great background blurring while utilizing the 8-blade aperture. While wide open at f1.8, the image quality is still sharp, but even sharper at f2.8 and up. Vignetting is still visible wide open even on cropped sensors and at f/2 on full frames. The lens's ultrasonic motor is quick, smooth, and quiet while autofocusing.
At 85mm, the zoom is a little closer than what the human eye sees on a cropped sensor. However, the focal length allows you to take a nice headshot out feeling too close and encroaching on someone comfort zone. This lens is great for portraits, sports, or any fast action photography where you have the ability to "zoom with your feet".