Bower - 85mm f/1.4 High-Speed Portrait Lens for Select Canon Digital Cameras - Black
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Compatible with most Canon digital cameras
With a Canon EF mount, including 1D, 1Ds, 5D, 7D, 50D, 60D, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, XSi, XS, XT, XTi, 300D, 400D, 450D and 1000D models for wide-ranging use.
Smooth helicoid manual focus
Makes it easy to clarify your view of photographic subjects.
High-power 85mm focal length
Helps keep portraits in perspective.
For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.
Hybrid aspherical, high-index, low-dispersion multicoated optics
Enhance peripheral brightness and reduce flare for improved photo capture.
- Bower 85mm f/1.4 High-Speed Portrait Lens for Select Canon Digital Cameras
- Front lens cap and rear lens cap
- Lens pouch
- Owner's manual
- Tulip lens hood
- Maximum Focal Length85 millimeters
- Maximum Aperture1.4 f/
- Minimum Focal Length85 millimeters
- Lens Mount CompatibilityCanon EF
- Lens TypeStandard & Medium Telephoto
- Product Name85mm f/1.4 High-Speed Portrait Lens for Select Canon Digital Cameras
- Model NumberSLY85C
- Color CategoryBlack
- Product Weight25.6 ounces
- Product Length with Lens Closed3.75 inches
- Product Diameter5.25 inches
- Brand CompatibilityCanon
- Camera Model FamilyCanon 1DX, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 5DS/5DS R, Canon 60D, Canon 6D, Canon 70D, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon SL1, Canon T2i, Canon T3, Canon T3i, Canon T4i, Canon T5, Canon T5i, Canon T6i, Canon T6s
- Filter Diameter72 millimeters
- Minimum Focus Distance39.6 inches
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year limited
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year limited
- Field Of View28.3 degrees
- Minimum Aperture22 f/
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review(1 Review)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great image, but with some annoying quirksPosted .
The Bower 85mm f/1.4 lens is surprisingly good for its price. Its image quality ranks right up there with most of my other lenses. Sharpness is very good, and while vignetting is visible, it is usually desirable for portrait work (the most common use for this lens). But even though you can get fantastic images out of this lens, it can be very difficult to do so. With its super shallow depth-of-field at f/1.4, achieving critical focus would be hard with an autofocus lens, and it is very difficult to achieve with manual focus. At 5 feet, for example, usable depth of field is less than an inch on a full frame camera, just over a half an inch on a crop-sensor body. This makes it very difficult to focus accurately without using the 10x zoom feature on the Live View screen. If you rely strictly on the viewfinder, your focus is likely to be off. This is made worse by the fact that this lens doesn't have an AF confirmation chip on the Canon mount, so your camera will never tell you when you have achieved proper focus. Also, since the camera really doesn't even know that a lens is attached, you get annoying "Please attach lens" warning messages whenever you enter live view or video mode. The message is easy enough to dismiss, but if you find yourself switching in and out of live view or video mode frequently, these errors do become irritating. Bower should really have spent the extra $3 to add the chip. But ultimately I'm glad I bought it and I do recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind taking the extra time to manually focus. You can get some spectacular images through this lens.I would recommend this to a friend