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The Canon EF 85 mm f/1.8 USM Lens makes it easy for any photographer to produce beautiful portrait photos. A bright f/1.8 aperture optimises available working light while offering a shallow depth of field that lets you make your subjects really pop. The Ultrasonic Motor (USM) offers a fast and silent autofocus while the full time manual focus override is easily accessible, giving you full control. The Super Spectra coating helps control flares and ghosting for crystal clear imagery.

Perfect for Full-Frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs

This prime lens is sure to become a favourite companion for your full-frame Canon EF-Mount DSLR. It creates a very flattering, short perspective look that’s perfect for portraits. It has an equivalent focal length of 136mm on APS-C models, giving you a slightly longer telephoto effect.

Bright f/1.8 Maximum Aperture

The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture makes the most of available lighting so you can take beautiful portraits even in low light. Make your subjects really stand out with a shallow depth of field and a lovely bokeh effect in the out-of-focus background using the round eight-blade diaphragm.

Ring-Type Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor

Perfect for fast action and events, the (USM) Ultrasonic Motor the lens provides fast, accurate and quiet autofocus. Equipped with a full time manual focus override, you can easily take full control of the focus at any time using the ergonomic ring.

9 Elements with Super Spectra coating

Take photos without worrying about flares and ghosting thanks to the Super Spectra coatings on the nine elements. The coating is designed to improve contrast and colour reproduction, so you can rely on the Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM Lens even in bright conditions.
  • Suits Canon EF-mount DSLRs
  • APS-C Equivalent Focal Length of 136mm
  • Bright f/1.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Fast Ring-Type Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Super Spectra Coating on Elements
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm
  • Accepts 58mm Filters



Focal Length & Maximum Aperture:

85mm 1:1.8

Lens Construction:

9 elements in 7 groups

Diagonal Angle of View:

28° 30'

Focus Adjustment:

Rear focusing system with USM

Closest Focusing Distance:


Filter Size:


Max. Diameter x Length

75.0 x 71.5mm



* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
  • Canon Lens EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • Front Lens Cap E-58U
  • Rear Dust Cap E

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

5 year Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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