Jump to content
    Sign in to follow this  

    Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Announcement


    Today, the impressive family of Canon lenses got extended by a few new models. One of the lenses which is having its premiere today, and possibly the most important one, is the 85mm f/1.4L IS USM model. It is the first 85mm Canon lens with image stabilization.

    The lens consists of 14 lenses placed in 10 groups. As could be expected of this series, only the highest-quality elements are included in it. They are supposed to ensure the correction of chromatic aberration and offer high optical quality.

    In addition, the ASC (Air Sphere Coating) coating has been used in the lens. This layer, with an ultra-low refractive index, is to eliminate ghosting and flare effects.



    1). Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM


    Besides, the lens is also equipped with the electro-magnetic diaphragm (EMD), which consists of nine blades, and a novelty – optical image stabilization, whose effectiveness, as the produced promises, will be 4EV.

    The new Canon is, of course, equipped with the ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM). The lens is also sealed against water and dust. The front lens is covered with a fluoride coating, which is to hinder dirt sticking.

    Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM is to appear on sale in November and it will cost $1600.

    Sign in to follow this  

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

      Meike, a company known from the production of budget  photography accessories and lenses, has just announced a portrait full-frame 85mm lens, for the first time equipped with the autofocus. 
      Meike MK 85mm f/1.8 AF consists of 9 elements placed in 6 groups. Unfortunately, this is all information that the producer has shared. However, taking into consideration previous constructions, we should not expect the use of special lenses and coatings which improve the optical quality. 

      1). Meike MK 85mm f/1.8 AF
      The lens is made of plastic and the mount - of metal. In addition, on the housing there is an autofocus switch and a rubber ring for manual regulation. Popular filters with the diameter of 67mm can be mounted on the lens. 

      The price and the date of availability have not been revealed yet.  
      Canon has presented Speedlite 470EX-AI which is the first flash equipped with Auto Intelligent Bounce function.

      Auto Intelligent Bounce technology automatically calculates distance from the surrounding walls and  positions the speedlite head in order to obtain optimal light reflection. 

      A fully automatic flash mode minimally moves the head with each shot. Thanks to this, a photographer does not have to manually correct its settings every time. The flash is also equipped with a semi-automatic mode, which additionally adjusts the flash angle and the flash head during the change of orientation of the camera. 

      1). Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI 
      Apart from this interesting function,  Speedlite 470EX-AI is quite effective as for the speedlite of this type. The guide number of 47 (ISO 100) and a wide range of focal length covering from 24mm to 105mm (or 14mm, with the use of a built-in adapter), enable a wide range of flash, also with the wide-angle shots. 

      New Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI has the HSS synchronization mode, thanks to which it is possible to take photographs with the use of a flash, even with the exposure time which exceeds the maximum flash synchronization time. 

      2). Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI 

      Speedlite has wireless control functions, which enable remote triggering as a transmitter and a trigger. As could be expected of such speed lite, the flash is equipped with an LCD screen, facilitating quick reading of parameters and change of settings. A shortcut button  and a control knob ensure convenient access to the saved modes of work and make it possible to fully control the triggered light. 

      Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI is to appear on sale in April and it will cost $.
      What Brand of Camera Do You Use?