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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 533 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Picture quality, Portraits

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A "must-have" lens

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    Bought this Lens for my 70d and it has provided high quality photos for portraits and outdoor / street photography. Now with the 5d mark iii I feel it is being fully utilized. Unless you are strictly going to shoot at 1.2, this is a great lens to shoot wide open and even narrow. Focal length is great for not distorting the subjects and adds enough bokeh to the image. Love the shallow depth of field, speed, and very light weight. Such an affordable lens is def a must get for your list.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lens if you can't get the 1.2mm

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    I bought this lens for portraits. It has been wonderful so far. I think I like it more than my 50mm 1.8. It's a good alternative til I can afford the better L version.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Design, Picture quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this lens

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    My wife and I purchased this lens to be used at a low light wedding. We purchased it for the wide aperture, and the 85mm length, allowing us to now be right on top of the ceremony. This lens worked beautifully. Love the depth of field we are able to create, and the beautiful bokeh that comes with it. The images come out crisp, and clean every time. One thing to note, for those who may not know. When using this type of lens, you will not want to solely relay on your camera's auto focus. A manual touch is sometimes required to ensure that your subject will be in focus. There were times when my AF said it was in focus, and I had to adjust it slightly to get everything as clean as I wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for beginners!

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Highly highly recommended! Anyone just getting into photography on a budget!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Design, Picture quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portrait lens!

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    I read several of the online reviews before purchasing this lens. It is my go to for portraits. The images are crisp and clear with a beautiful bokeh. I used by 50mm f/1.8 religiously until I bought this lens. The image quality produced by the 85mm is above and beyond that of the 50mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Picture quality, Portraits

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Crisp images and amazing bokeh for the price!

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    Purchased this lens along with upgrading my canon body from T6 to 6D. I am in love with this lens! The bokeh is amazing and it is perfect for portrait photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a must-have!

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    I was very skeptical when I bought this lens but it is my favorite lens!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Picture quality, Portraits

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for portraits

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    I use this on a T7i and a 6D Markii. It is fairly sharp on both, definitely sharper on a full frame. Nice bokeh, f1.8 on a full frame is excellent indoors. For the price I am very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Picture quality, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality!

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    A wonderful lens that offers amazing aperature to create some beautiful DoF in shots. I use it with my EOS 6D and get quick, quality photos. The 85mm is kind of rough when working in smaller spaces (need to stand at least 5-10ft away to avoid weird cut offs/tangents, but definitely worth the price if you're doing portraits! (Ignore my WB, I was in a rush to test out the lens!)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Design, Picture quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful images!

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    Just getting into photography and wrapping my head around all the concepts and theories by go into it, that being said, this was my first lens aside from the kit and I must say I’m in love! Beautiful bokeh, sharp images, and excellent in low light conditions. I don’t see myself parting with it anytime soon!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Portraits, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens at a Great Price

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I love this focal length. I use this lens more than any other lens in my camera bag It is built well and at a great price point. Nice bokeh for portraits. Although the lens hood is not so nice, I recommend using one on this lens. This lens tends to get lens flares from street lights and automobiles when shooting urban photography at night.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Design, Portraits

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This lens is a dream. Creates great bokeh, making for beautiful portraits. Also works wonderful at my sons' basketball games where there is not always great lighting for pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Picture quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens.

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This is a great lens. I have a Canon 80D so it’s a crop sensor and I have to be a bit further away from the subject for a full body shot but worth it. Pictures come out crisp and the bokeh is wonderful. I’d recommend this lens for those of us that can’t afford the 1.2 or 1.4 just yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Ahhh So Many Canon Lenses - So Difficult to Choose

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    Ok, yet another one of my favorites lenses. I guess Canon lenses are like sports cars, each one is unique and I can't say a bad thing about the ones I own except maybe I did not NEED one of them (not this one though). This is a peach of a lens. You will have excellent portraits with this but not only that, some really great pictures of some interesting objects as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great picture quality

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I was kinda iffy about getting this lens since I’ve been using the EOS R and canon has been releasing so many 85mm lens but the best Buy reps at gateway El Paso allows you to try the lens in the showcase thanks to Chris I tried it loved and got it on spot funny this is the shipment has just got in, the store was closed with me inside and they literally pulled the 85mm lens out of the stock that has just arrived just so I could have it ever since it has been my most used lens so far I love the quality of photos I get from it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Design, Picture quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful bokeh

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    Excellent lens pictures are stunning best lens i ever bought

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Portraits

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for portraits

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Lovveee this lens. Perfect for bokeh shots as well. This was the first photo I took using it. My son was just under the table just playing his toy and I was so impressed from the start!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    baby yoda on my back yard

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    best lens for beginner photography, take picture of portrait. I'm using old canon T3i

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Design

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens, beautiful bokeh!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Fantastic lens, for on the cheap. Thanks for making something so great, Canon

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a perfect lens for portraits n toys

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    This lens is amazing for portraits and for fun hobbies like toy photography !

    I would recommend this to a friend