EF85mm f/1.2L II USM – the ultimate portrait lens
For portrait and fashion photographers the Canon EF85mm f/1.2L II USM lens is the one lens to own. It retains the high optical performance of its predecessor while providing a 1.6x increase in autofocus speed. This faster AF response means fewer missed shots while trying to find focus.
Who is it for?
The EF85mm f/1.2L II USM is favoured by portrait photographers for 'head and shoulder' style images, with maximum control over the depth-of-field in the picture. It offers a near circular diaphragm for the aperture meaning that you get smooth, out of focus areas and pleasing bokeh for maximum separation of subject and background.
- L series construction and optics
- Large f/1.2 aperture
- Fast, quiet autofocus
- Super Spectra coatings
- Circular aperture for excellent background bokeh
- Passes distance information to camera for E-TTL II flash system
A ground aspherical lens and floating mechanism correct aberrations down to 0.95m and permit high image quality throughout the aperture range. Optimised lens coatings correct flare and ghosting that can occur with digital cameras.
The super shallow depth-of-field available from the f/1.2 maximum aperture allows you to really concentrate the viewer's attention on the subject. The perspective of the lens is very natural and faces are not distorted in any way.
For low light work as well, the f/1.2 aperture means that you can make the most of what available light there is before having to resort to using flash.
- USM autofocus
A ring-type USM autofocus motor means that you can focus quickly, near-silently and with precision. It also provides full-time manual focus so that you can adjust the focus with the focus ring, without first having to switch the lens to manual focus. This allows you to adjust the focus accurately to ensure it is exactly where you want it to be for the most creative control possible.
- Distance information
For use with E-TTL II flash metering, this lens provides distance information back to the camera body to help refine the flash metering algorithms and ensure accurate flash exposure.
- Super Spectra coatings
The Super Spectra coating achieves two benefits – it cuts down internal flare and ghosting when light reflects of the digital sensor providing images with improved contrast, and it ensures accurate colour balance across the entire EF lens range so all lenses have a uniform colour response.
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