Canon EF II

Mfg.Part: 1056B002 | CDW Part: 1032582 | UNSPSC: 45121603
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  • Telephoto lens
  • 85 mm
  • f/1.2 L USM
  • Canon EF
  • for EOS 1000
  • 1D
  • 50
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Main Features
  • Telephoto lens
  • 85 mm
  • f/1.2 L USM
  • Canon EF
  • for EOS 1000
  • 1D
  • 50
  • 500
  • 5D
  • 7D
  • Kiss F
  • Kiss X2
  • Kiss X3
  • Rebel T1i
  • Rebel XS
  • Rebel XSi
Retaining the impressive optical performance and large aperture of the original EF 85mm f/1.2L USM, this new medium telephoto lens uses a Ring-type USM, high-speed CPU and optimized algorithms to achieve an autofocus speed approximately 1.8x faster than the original. The high-speed AF and circular aperture create a shallow depth-of-field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, which is ideal for portraits and weddings. The floating optical system, which includes an aspherical lens element, suppresses aberrations and ensures excellent imaging performance.

Canon EF II is rated5.00 out of5 by13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST LENS SO FARI just love this lens. The image quality and the Bokeh are absolutley unbeliveable. It does take some getting use to but the almost magical images it produces is very rewarding. Also, the 1.2 gives me many more low light oppertunities that I was able to get before.
Date published: 2009-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lensI'll skip the sweet stuff and go directly to things I disliked:1, The focus by wire FTM ring. I understand that the lens is actually moving ALL but one elements -- that's a lot of glass-- while focusing but I'd still prefer a stiff, heavy, mechanically connected FTM ring than the loose slippery electronic focus by wire system. Since the electronic FTM on this lens is pretty much useless I always disable the 'electronic manual over-ride ' feature in my 1DS settings menu.2, The moving front group. I'd prefer a fixed front group or at least somehow extend the outer barrel so the front can be contained within the outer barrel while focusing. I hate to manually 'reset' the lens back to infinite after each session. And a extended outer barrel (maybe by around half an inch) will also make the lens body easier to grip while using large 1D series bodies.3, No weather seals.4, The AF/MF switch. It's too small and difficult to use especially with gloves on.This is a special lens, you can tell it's a 85/1.5 from the first glimpse of a picture but there's still much room to improve. so, a mk. III, please?
Date published: 2014-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best stationary lens everYes the auto focus is slow, but it is faster than the old version. This lens is made for portraits and events. Do not buy if you mainly photograph moving people or objects. For the portraits and wedding crowd, it is the sharpest most beautiful lens ever made. Period.
Date published: 2009-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exclusive lookPerfect for portraits, but only for pictures . Slow focus and critical depth of field.
Date published: 2015-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portraiture's Best FriendPhotography is my passion & my 5D Mark II my beloved. Each lens being a window to see the world in a different way, the 85mm f/1.2 offers a deeper more personal connection with the subject by allowing the rest of the world to fade from existance in a way no other lens seems to be able to do. I postponed buying this lens for too long; wouldn't be without it now!
Date published: 2012-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choiceMy wife and I love this lens. We keep it on our new 5D MK3 fulltime so we can catch great photos of our new granddaughter. Crisp, sharp pictures with a wonderful background blur.
Date published: 2012-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like looking down a wellThis lens is like looking down a well from the outside of the lens in. at 1.2 , you better have what you want in focus, because DOF is shallow, as it should be. the lens is amazingly sharp. for portraits of any kind, candid or posed, you're not going to find any better. this is the lens to compare ALL other 85s to. People often compare much cheaper portrait lens's and the others may be all most as good as, but this is the one you want when you want " The Best ".
Date published: 2012-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best lenses out there!!!If you want a great portrait lens with a fast aperture and razor sharp images, LOOK NO FURTHER. Although this lens hits your wallet HARD, I would say this is the best lens I own. (this includes 35mm f/1.4L, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, 400mm f/2.8L, 24-105mm f/4L, etc.) I have used it on my 30D, 5D Mark II and 1D Mark III and it is stellar across the board. And even though I like it the most on my full-frame sensor body, the cropping factor of a 30D, etc. did not bother me. 90% of my favorite images have come from this lens.And, unless you're trying to photograph sports, I don't think the auto-focus is THAT slow. Sure there are faster lenses out there, but it is still the best.
Date published: 2009-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful lensSo worth every penny !! The focusing is slower than others.
Date published: 2014-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER'S DREAM COME TRUEIf portrait's are your thing, you are considering on of the best. If you desire superb optical quality, extreme dept of field control, and wonderful bokeh, this is the lens for you. I find the pictures I get with it inspire me to keep taking more. It's truly excellent!
Date published: 2009-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lens in its classIf you are a professional portrait or wedding photographer, this lens should be in your bag. Very fast glass, superior sharpness and very durable. Very good in low light conditions where flash is not an option. Would also be a good lens for shooting basketball or other indoor events where flash is not allowed.
Date published: 2010-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The very cool but also difficult lensShort summary: after leaving behind a lot of trouble you will never ever want to go out without this lens.Story: This lens has been love on first sight: extreme aperture, extreme DoF, extreme sensibility in choosing the focal point. But as this it shows also your limits in shooting.At first you love it, but then you get to do some portraiture's and you start to hate it: constantly out of focus because you always go with F1.2. Furthermore a not so fast auto focus and unclean focal point, because the camera is not sensible enough to get it right.After this downfall you start to learn again to use a lens of this caliber: using manual focus and/or live view (on a 5D mark ii it get's perfect) you get what you had in your mind when talking about shallow DoF. Using apertures of greater than 4 to get the sharpest images you can ever dream of. At the end uou need to understand perfectly the focal plane because it is so razor sharp, and after all this trouble you will never ever want to go out without this lens.
Date published: 2009-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one in my handPerfect lens for portrait. Had a lot of fun with my kids now.
Date published: 2019-09-28T00:00:00-04:00