Designed to be used in a wide range of situations, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM combines advanced optics along with solid build quality to deliver sharp, beautiful portrait style photos. A fast f1.4 aperture allows for shallow depth of field, making the subject stand out against soft backgrounds, while speeding up shutter speed in difficult, low-light conditions. The circular, 9-blade aperture adds to the overall quality, and level of control over background blur.
As a first in an L-Series lens, it includes IS technology, delivering up to 4 stops of stabilization to improve handheld shooting, allowing the photographer more creative control over ISO. and reducing the need for a tripod or additional lighting sources. Adding to the quality, this EF 85mm f/1.4 uses a glass-molded aspherical lens and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) that reduce lens flare and ghosting while shooting in less than ideal lighting conditions.
A minimum focusing distance of only 33.5 inches (85cm) makes the EF 85mm f/1.4 a perfect choice for headshots, and close-up detail work. Combined with a fast, quiet AF system that utilizes a USM (Ultrasonic Motor), high-speed CPU and advanced auto-focus algorithms, it will give you the confidence to capture every intimate shot. A full-time manual focus override provides even more control over your composition.
Being part of the L-Series lineup, the EF 85mm f/1.4 has all of the benefits of a professional lens. It is dust and weather-sealed at the switch, rings and mount, providing protection while exposed to the elements. Canon’s L-Series lenses also use a fluorine coating on lens elements to reduce smudging and fingerprints, allowing a simple wipe with a dry cloth to ensure your images are always clear.