Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

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£1,569 www.canon.co.uk

THIS new L-series tele­photo prime will have great ap­peal with por­trait and wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers who de­sire su­pe­rior im­age qual­ity to the ag­ing EF 85mm f/1.8 USM and those who don’t want to splash out £1,765 for the larger and heav­ier EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM. The big at­trac­tion is its optical im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion, which is ef­fec­tive to four stops and will be a god­send in low-light venues such as churches and dimly lit in­te­ri­ors. It has a 77mm fil­ter thread, 0.85m min­i­mum fo­cus­ing dis­tance and weather seal­ing that’ll pro­vide re­as­sur­ance when it’s used in vari­able weather con­di­tions. If it’s any­where near as good as our first im­pres­sions sug­gest, this is go­ing to be an ex­tremely pop­u­lar lens with Canon full-frame users and it’s one we can’t wait to get our hands on when our re­view sam­ple ar­rives in a few weeks. Watch this space!

This 85mm prime is one of the lat­est lenses to be added to Canon’s L-series

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