This lens is a highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. Images are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur. Since the front lens group does not rotate during focusing special filter effects are not affected.
Canon EF telephoto lens 85mm is rated4.91 out of5 by34.
Rated 5 out of 5 byundrgnd40 from Affordable Portrait LensI bought this lens solely for portraits, and I am very happy with the results. All the images are razor sharp with great control over background blur. Works great indoors and outdoors. It's lightweight and solidly built. This lens has a nice feel to the focus ring, and autofocus is quiet and fast. I only wish it came with a lens hood.
Date published: 2011-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by7bteeen from perfect brandI think this is the best telephoto brand for canon because it's very clear and fast.
Date published: 2010-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydenver beans from GREAT EVERYDAY LENSVERY FAST FOCUSING.GREAT TRACKING LENS ALSO.STURDY ALSO.SUPER RESOLUTION WITH 1DS MARK3.85 MM.PERSPECTIVE IS GOOD FOR TAKING ANYWHERE.GREAT FOR WIDE F-STOP PORTRAITS.
Date published: 2012-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byapachecraig from Sharp dealI purchased this 85mm 1.8 lens after readings manyreviews. After 1 day of my own tests- this lens is by far the best lens in it's class.
Date published: 2009-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBob from just rightI bought this lens for my granddaughters volleyball games and couldn't be happier. I can stop the motion or blur it if I wish. The dim lighting in the gym was giving me fits before I purchased this lens. Thank you Canon for a great lens. The fast and amazingly quiet auto-focus is the greatest.
Date published: 2010-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byB Johnson from Great little guy, super colorUnderrated lens, especially the color rendition, whats a little fringing amongst friends?
Date published: 2019-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byhmgarcia99 from Love the aperature! And compactness of each photo!Made my photos looks nicer and cleaner. It really brought my photography to a new level.
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJamin from Love.Fantastic quality. Amazingly sharp & beautiful bokeh. My new favorite.
Date published: 2019-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byWanderingRosePhotography from Amazing.I was really worried about buying a refurb lens but mine came perfect! Nothing wrong with it at all. It takes amazing photos! im so happy I purchased this lens! -Wandering Rose Photography
Date published: 2018-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBillbphotography from Love this lensThis is the best prime i have so far. I currently have the 50 1.8, 24 2.8 and this one blows them away. The Bokeh is creamy and smooth, and it's tack sharp even at 1.8 if you can get the focus right. I use a older crop body so I struggle a bit, but even with that this lens is amazing. It hardly leaves me camera.
Date published: 2016-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byEvaM13 from 85mm 1.8I love this lens for portraits. It produces beautiful photos. Not sure why I waited so long to purchase, but I’m glad I finally did. So worth it
Date published: 2019-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLoopieLouie from Great lensI haven’t removed this lens from my camera. It is by far my favorite so far. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJim from Great Portrait lens/ indoor sportsI Just got the lens 2 weeks ago. I upgraded from my Rebel T3 kit lens. I think this lens is great for portraits & indoor sports were you are shooting fairly close to your subject. The lens is super sharp, & is great in lighting situations like a gym or indoors. I have not tested it in extreme low lighting situations. Some might not like this lens because it does not have IS, but I think it is not needed. The auto-focus is fast. The build quality is better than I expected. When taking it out of the box you could practically tell by the weight. After buying this lens, I never even want to look at a kit lens again.
Date published: 2013-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySalty Mama from Awesome!It's definitely upgraded me and my photos so I'm glad I made the purchase.
Date published: 2018-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLicia Marie from Great LensPurchased this lens for my Rebel XT and didn't use it very much. Recently upgraded my camera body to EOS 77D and put this lens on it and now I'm back to taking pictures again. Does a great job & quick focus.
Date published: 2018-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byChuck18 from Beautiful photosI just bought this lens and it's a must have. Sorry I waited so long.
Date published: 2018-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKennyDNY from Don't Believe the NegativeAll I can say about this lens is AWESOME!Sharp when you want, shallow DOF when that's important! I don't see a reason to pay that much more for f1.2 but who am I to say?
Date published: 2013-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byEllen B from Beautiful, inexpensive portrait lensThis is a fantastic lens and very inexpensive. I'm primarily using this for portraits and it has rendered beautifully.
Date published: 2019-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byShasari from Just fantasicThis is the best fixed focal length lens I have ever owned. The clarify of the images is superb and it's been an excellent addition to my photo gear. I would not do without this lens!
Date published: 2009-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byIli89 from Great if you are starting out on photography!I bought this lense to take my daughter some christmas photos and I loved it! The pictures look beautiful (I am a freelance photographer and honestly haven't grabbed my camera in a while, well since I got this lense I just want to take pictures of everything! I have to get used to it tho, but overall ita a great lense, fast focus and great low light pictures!
Date published: 2018-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGraybeard from A Great Hidden ValueA great lens on my 7D. I have had it about 5 months now and still think it is one of my best. I absolutely love the close-up images it produces of my grandchildren inside in available light. I especially like the control of DOF it provides. The bokeh at wider apertures is smooth and creamy. Although I have a few zoom lenses, I have found this lense, with just a 1.4 teleconverter, is often alot more useful at indoor events.
Date published: 2011-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJust wing it from Worth it for sureWas gifted to me for a christmas present. Performs better than I expected for the affordable version. DOF is right where it needs to be, bokeh is just right, and it doesn't focus hunt on my 1Dmk3. .
Date published: 2017-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLATOY from Great lensWas a wise investment for a new lens. Works well in low lighting.
Date published: 2018-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byPrivate Information from Handles light beautifully!I bought this lens last month, and it has easily become my favorite piece of glass. What this lens is able to do in ultra low light is just unbelievable! Thanks Canon for such an amazing product!
Date published: 2018-07-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJPhotos from My Main Thang!My first primes lens was the nifty fifty (50mm 1.8 . I absolutely loved it. My next lenses had to be the 85mm 1.8 lens. I read the reviews and decided to get it. Wow! This lens is so sharp and focuses very accurate and quickly. Now given... my 50mm 1.8 is very impressive, but this 85mm 1.8 takes the cake for me. My portraits have a smooth and creamy back ground at 1.8 and it's tack sharp. This lens was well worth the investment for me. Thanks Canon ...
Date published: 2014-04-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byHopps from Look alive 85!This is a must have lens. I love the colors and the super fast & accurate auto focusing.
Date published: 2013-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMurr5 from Awesome lentsJust purchased this lens and am using it with a Canon 5D Mark III. Very impressed with the results. Love the shallow depth of field and the speed. Very light weight lens. With the affordable price and great quality, this is a must have lens.
Date published: 2015-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bytrain driver from great lensI have wanted this lens for almost two years, it was worth the wait. I am not a professional by any means but this lens is great. I use it for street photography and have taken the best photos of my life
Date published: 2015-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBare Moments Photography from I wish I would've bought this soonerI have been wanting to expand my lens collection for quite some time now- before this, all I had was the 50mm 1.8. I am SO satisfied with this lens and would gladly buy it over and over again. Completely satisfied with the image quality, lens build, and delivery time. This focus's so fast and is so crisp. Would gladly buy this over and over again
Date published: 2017-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byEbermudez from A range of possibilities for great pics!Ir is the first time i bought a refurbished product. No regrets and it works good with.my new camera at affordable price.
Date published: 2018-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLebax from Great quality - Canon qualityI am amazed how good the photos are with this new lens. The bokeh is incredible. Superfast focus. Quiet. Very happy with my purchase. Cannot believe that this is considered refurbished. It looks brand new!
Date published: 2018-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bytheCharlie Scott from Sharpest lens I own (and I own a bunch!I bought this lens so long ago, I was still at the now closed morning paper. I was still shooting film, and digital cameras were in their infancy. This lens is so sharp I could count the pores in my subjects' faces!
Date published: 2019-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGLK from Amazing QualityI’m still getting use to the focal length but overall, I’m extremely happy with the quality of my images.
Date published: 2018-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bytag2x from awesome and affordable lensi put it on my t2i and it works like a charm! its like a L series lens with out the price tag. awesome blur it really makes the subject pops out. sharp sharp sharp!!! this should be included on a kit lens. its a very fun lens to have. its a must have for your collection of lens