Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS at a glance:
- EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
- One GMo Aspherical Element
- Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
- Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
- Optical Image Stabilization
- Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
From ePhotozine’s conclusion:
Gorgeous and expensive, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is [a] 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. Read the review…
The reviewer praises the excellent sharpness, low distortions and low CA, a great bokeh, fast and accurate AF. And all these goods come for a price, which is over $1,800.
More Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS order/pre-order links (if available in the respective countries):
America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR