No matter how you slice it, the Canon 85mm f/1.8 delivers. whether your a shooting on a Canon 5DMKIV or the Canon XTI Rebel, this lens is for you. With a full frame camera you have a great mid-range portrait lens, but with a APS-C camera you get approximately a 135mm portrait lens! I shoot with Canon 135mm f/2L 75% of time. A 135mm lens is one of my absolutely favorite focal lengths.
If you are looking for rich, buttery smooth, creamy bokeh, look no further. I love the way this lens smooths out the background of any photo. Additionally, the compression in this lens is fantastic and gives dramatic results that really make your subject pop.
This lens color reproduction is simply gorgeous and the color tones from this lens are rich and full of contrast. Photos with this lens are tack sharp. If your photos aren't razor sharp, you can't blame the lens.
Last, is the price. This lens is a steal. You can find the Canon 85mm f/1.8 for just over $319! That is a steal for a great portrait lens, especially when you consider the quality of images this lens delivers. I have loads of Canon L-series lenses that cost significantly more than this one, but the 85mm f/1.8 is right up there with image quality at mere mortal prices.. It’s just that good of deal.
If you’re looking for a portrait lens that will deliver high impact photos without emptying your bank account, take a hard look at the Canon 85mm f/1.8.