ePhotozine reviews the Canon 85mm 1.4L IS USM
ePhotozine reviewed the Cnaon 85mm 1.4L IS USM recently. It didn't disappoint and ePhotozine gave it high praise.
Gorgeous and expensive, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is that aforementioned thing of beauty. There is no doubt that it performs superbly and produces exceptional images, efficiently and with outstanding ergonomics.
There are definite cost choices in that Canon offer a very low priced f/1.8 version, or, looking at the opposite argument, for only just under ￡200 more the f/1.2 comes into view.
Many may find it surprising that there has been a hole in the Canon range for this f/1.4 lens, which is certainly the classic offering for most other marques. It could be the perfect compromise between cost and speed, but in the end the choice will be a very personal one. What is quite certain is that the new Canon lens will not disappoint.
The Canon 85mm 1.4L specifications at a glance;
l EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
l Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
l One GMo Aspherical Element
l Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
l Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
l Optical Image Stabilization
l Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
l Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm