Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens Review (by ePhotozine)

John Riley at ePHOTOzine published the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens review saying that the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens performs superbly and produces exceptional images, efficiently and with outstanding ergonomics.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Pros:

  • Excellent sharpness
  • Fast f/1.4 aperture
  • Low distortion
  • Low CA
  • Efficient IS
  • Beautiful bokeh
  • Great handling
  • Fast and accurate AF
  • Dust and weather resistant

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Cons:

  • High price
  • Flare in extreme situations

Ephotozine from Conclusion:

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.

You can read the full review at ephotozine.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens: $1,599 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

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