Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM – New Lens Announcement!

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Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM

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, Sigma 50mm F/1.4 was the best portrait lens among 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 are 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 SpecificationCanon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM
Focal Length85mm
Camera Mount TypeCanon EF
Format Comitability35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.79'; (85 cm)
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Actual Weight2.09 lbs (949.7 g)
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Filter ThreadFront: 77 mm
Lens Hood Included?No lens hood is incorporated with the lens.
Image StabilizationYes
Case Included?No case is incorporated into this kit.
Year Introduced?2017

The new Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM is estimated time to be available is on Nov-2017 at 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.

One glass-molded aspherical element helps reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity 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 your focus position when working in the AF mode.

a 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.

Walk through the below video for more info.

You can pre-order the Canon EF 85MM F/1.4L IS USM from Here.

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