On August 29, 2017, Canon announced a new lens “Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM” to be added to the list of prime lenses, for me Sigma 50mm F/1.4 was the best portrait lens between the 50mm lens groups, in the 85mm group the Canon 85mm F/1.2 ii USM is the king, so we are so excited to see how the 85mm F/1.4 will perform, below is the specifications of the new lens.
Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM Specifications:
Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM Specifications
|General Specification||Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM|
|Camera Mount Type||Canon EF|
|Format Comitability||35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor|
|Angle of View||28° 30'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.79'; (85 cm)|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Actual Weight||2.09 lbs (949.7 g)|
|Filter Thread||Front: 77 mm|
|Lens Hood Included?||No lens hood is incorporated with the lens.|
|Case Included?||No case is incorporated into this kit.|
The new Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM estimated time to be available is on Nov-2017 on a price of $1,599, as announced by Canon that this lens should deliver sharp images full of contrast and color with razor-sharp detail, ideal for high-resolution sensors. Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps suppress internal ghosting and flare while a large f/1.4 aperture produces a shallow depth of field.
This portrait-length L-series prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however, can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 136mm equivalent focal length.
Notably fast f/1.4 maximum aperture offers extensive control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques. This bright design also benefits working in low-light conditions.
Oneglass-molded aspherical element helps to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and clariAn Air Sphere Coating (ASC) has been applied to lens elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for maintained light transmission and high contrast in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized AF algorithms, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance.
Optical image stabilization minimizes the effects of camera shake by compensating for up to four stops of shutter speed.
Full-time manual focus operation is available for fine-tuning of your focus position when working in the AF mode.
weather-resistant design protects the lens from dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions.
Nine rounded diaphragm blades contribute to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
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You can pre-order the Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM from Here.