Skip to Content

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens

  • mfr: 2519A003
  • SKU: 2519A003
Back Order

Available options:

  • Free standard shipping

    *Orders placed before 3 PM EST Mon - Thur will ship the same day. Orders placed beyond these hours will be shipped the next business day. Exclusions apply. See shipping policy

  • Free Local Pickup

    Please call for store stock availability.

    Requests made before 2:30 PM EST can be available for next-day pickup. Learn more

Additional options:

Product highlights

  • Focal length: 85mm
  • Aperture range: f/1.8-22
  • Canon EF Mount Lens
  • Full-Frame format
  • Ultrasonic focus motor
  • Internal, Rear focusing system
  • 58mm filter thread diameter
  • 28-degree diagonal angle of view
  • 9 elements in 7 groups
  • 8 Diaphragm blades

Recommended accessories

Navigating through the elements of the carousel is possible using the tab key. You can skip the carousel or go straight to carousel navigation using the skip links.

Free standard shipping included


Free standard shipping included


Free standard shipping included


Free standard shipping included


Free standard shipping included


Free standard shipping included

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens

The Canon 85mm f/1.8 EF USM Autofocus Lens is a highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. Images are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations, the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur. Since the front lens group does not rotate during focusing, special filter effects are not affected. 

Fast Maximum Aperture

The lens’s bright fast f/1.8 maximum aperture makes this lens an ideal choice for low-light photography. The lens provides you with a shallow depth of field which is ideal when shooting portraits giving you pleasing background blur.

Fast, Smooth and Accurate Auto-focus

The lens fast ultrasonic autofocus motor delivers, best of all it is silent which is ideal when you are shooting videos. The lens’ fast focusing and accurate shots are beautiful and crisp too.

Superb Image Quality

The lens will provide you with crisp photos at all times, it can even handle the most sensitive lighting conditions with ease. Its unique design is able to grab the ambient light and produce the sharpness and accuracy you would expect form a quality Canon lens.


Weight 14.99 oz. (425 g)
Color Black
Lens Mount Canon EF Mount
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 85mm
Maximum Magnification 0.13x
Angle of view 28-30 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance 2.79 (85 cm)
Focus Type Auto
Diaphragm Blades 8
Fixed Focal Length 85mm
Lens Format Full Frame Sensors
Lens Type Medium Telephoto


Customer Questions
No Questions


Returns are incredibly simple. Please log into your account, find your item you wish to return and follow the prompts to make a return. If you do not have an account, click here to find your order and make a return.
You will receive a full refund when you return an item in its original manufacturer’s packaging, undamaged and unmarked. If the item you are returning is priced at less than $35, you will be charged a 15% restocking fee. Please note you will not be refunded any shipping charges. 
You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
If your order has been noticeably damaged in transit, we strongly recommend that you refuse delivery and notify us immediately. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be made within 48 hours of delivery. If there is carrier damage, please contact [email protected] with your order number and a description of the damage. 
Oh no! Please contact our customer service team so we can resolve the issue immediately. You can call us on 1.800.221.0828, email us at [email protected], or send us a message here.  
We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
If you ordered a kit, you must return all components and accessories to receive a full refund. 
If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

Same Day Shipping

All orders placed by 4PM( EST), Monday through Thursday, and by 11AM (EST) on Friday, are shipped same day. Orders placed outside these times will ship the next business day. We do not ship internationally or to Puerto Rico, Guam and other US territories at this time. For more details click here.

Free Two-Day Shipping

We offer free expedited shipping on thousands of items within the continental USA (this does not include Alaska and Hawaii).

Flexible, Easy Returns

If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, our flexible 30-day free return policy makes it easy to get a full refund. Click here to view our return policy.

Ratings and reviews

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens SKU: 2519A003

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great budget lens I'm an amateur photographer but this lens has stepped up the quality of my photos. Plus it's pretty cheap compared to others.
Date published: 2023-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic lens Excellent Lens for the price! Works well and condition is like new.
Date published: 2022-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lens for Portrait Very good Bokeh and great image quality for portrait.
Date published: 2022-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portrait Lens I bought this a month ago and I haven't used it much, but so far I love it.
Date published: 2022-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from canon 85mm 1.8 lens Have only used it a couple of times, but happy with it. Can't wait to use it on the grandkid, since he's always moving the lower aperture should help quite a bit. Said refurbished, but looks just like new. I will be buying again.
Date published: 2022-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, No frills, Beautiful photography Bought this new (from a different website) about two months ago. I already had a 35mm, a 100mm, and a zoom lens, but THIS? This 85mm? Prefect! And you don't have to think about it too long because it is not $$$$. The price is so affordable that even if you only use it for a few weeks it's worth it! I use it for baby photos and pictures of kids eating, running, playing--this stuff could easily go in a magazine, and I'm not even a professional!
Date published: 2021-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Renewed ef 85mm lens It’s a great lens for the value. I have not had a single issue with it.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 85mm 1.8 solid value Best value portrait lens for the cost. This creates such a lovely blurred background and works very well in low light.
Date published: 2020-01-30
  • y_2024, m_7, d_14, h_4
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.42
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_80
  • loc_en_US, sid_2519A003, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_focus_camera
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 3.42ms

Customers also viewed

Navigating through the elements of the carousel is possible using the tab key. You can skip the carousel or go straight to carousel navigation using the skip links.

Free standard shipping included


Free standard shipping included