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Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS review (fantastic choice, Photography Blog)

Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS, an amazing lens

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

Photography Blog reviewed the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS lens (specifications, and price in your country). And again, we have a very positive review for this lens.

From their conclusion:

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM is a fantastic choice for professionals and enthusiasts looking for a new 85mm lens to add to their arsenal. It is much, much better than the admittedly much cheaper 85mm f/1.8, and even adds some extra functionality when compared with the more expensive f/1.2 lens – particularly optical image stabilisation.

There’s arguably very few occasions when you absolutely need f/1.2 over f/1.4, so if you do a lot of shooting handheld – weddings, reportage and so on – then it probably makes more sense to go for the lens with OIS available (and it helps that it’s cheaper too).


Sharpness is excellent throughout the range, helped along by the fact that optical image stabilisation helps keep things nice and sharp even when showing at relatively slow speeds. The bokeh produced by the lens is lovely and smooth, making it ideal both for portraiture and for still life subjects. As it has such a wide aperture, it’s also a good lens to use in low light. Read the review…

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS lens, likely the most exciting Canon lens of 2017, is now in stock and ready to ship almost everywhere in the US. At the time of writing the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS is in stock and sells for $1,599 at Amazon US,  Adorama and the Canon Store (backorder). B&H Photo still has the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS on pre-order.

More Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS order/pre-order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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