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I just wanted to add some info and my two cents for those who are on the fence.

My opinion is based on some use of this lens. I've never owned it.

This lens is not part of Canon's premium (L) lenses, but it's far from the crappy kit lens. I've seen this lens in the arsenal of many professional photographers I know. This is a quality lens. Old technology, but solid.

This lens is generally more for tight portraits and headshots. this lens is prob not useful for architectural shots, nor indoor scenes (def not impossible). many people use it at it's widest aperture for its ability to blur the background. when attempting that, your focal depth of field becomes very narrow, causing out of focus images. this problem can be narrowed with experience, or getting into the habit of taking multiple shots and refocusing before every shot. this lens is known for being incredibly sharp (when you've focus correctly).

when attached on a crop sensor (t7i, t6, 80d, etc), it becomes approximately a 128mm lens.
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Great portrait lens with limitations. In my experience this lens has pretty bad chromatic aberrations and you usually have to try a few times for it to produce tack sharp focus. At this price probably worth it if you are looking for a budget portrait lens. Best probably for full frame unless you are looking for a long portrait lens on crop bodies.
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I love this lens above all my other lenses (also have 50 mm 1.4, 50 mm 1.8, Tamron 15-30, and the free kit lens). I'm only an amateur photographer but pictures from this lens has always wowed my friends and photos from this lens has gotten me multiple wedding offers even though I'm not a professional.

So one thing to keep in mind: it doesn't have image stabilization (no 85 mm prime has image stabilization). So if you can't maintain a stable position, you're going to have problems.
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I just wanted to add some info and my two cents for those who are on the fence.

My opinion is based on some use of this lens. I've never owned it.

This lens is not part of Canon's premium (L) lenses, but it's far from the crappy kit lens. I've seen this lens in the arsenal of many professional photographers I know. This is a quality lens. Old technology, but solid.

This lens is generally more for tight portraits and headshots. this lens is prob not useful for architectural shots, nor indoor scenes (def not impossible). many people use it at it's widest aperture for its ability to blur the background. when attempting that, your focal depth of field becomes very narrow, causing out of focus images. this problem can be narrowed with experience, or getting into the habit of taking multiple shots and refocusing before every shot. this lens is known for being incredibly sharp (when you've focus correctly).

when attached on a crop sensor (t7i, t6, 80d, etc), it becomes approximately a 128mm lens.
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That's an incredible deal.
I've owned this lens for abotu 10 years. It's the last full EOS lens I have, having switched to the mirrorless EOS M. I can't bring myself to sell it as it has been my favorite lens. I have used it on crop sensor cameras, and found the focal length great for protraits and events. It is one of Canon's fastest focusing lenses, and that makes it one of the best indoor sports lenses out there.

Lenses like this one are the reason to be in the Canon system. Comparable lenses in the other brands will often cost you twice as much. It's sad to see people who only ever use the kit lenses and never see what their SLR is capable of.

The one thing I'll add is that if you use the 85mm 1.8 outdoors, you will really want to get the lens hood. The front element is huge and sits right out there on the front. A lens hood both protects the front element without ruining the image quality (UV filters are generally a terrile way to "protect" your lens), but it will keep the contrast from being washed out. The lens hood costs a pretty big part of what the lens does, but you need it to get the awesoem contrast primes like these are all about.
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I love this lens above all my other lenses (also have 50 mm 1.4, 50 mm 1.8, Tamron 15-30, and the free kit lens). I'm only an amateur photographer but pictures from this lens has always wowed my friends and photos from this lens has gotten me multiple wedding offers even though I'm not a professional.

So one thing to keep in mind: it doesn't have image stabilization (no 85 mm prime has image stabilization). So if you can't maintain a stable position, you're going to have problems.
Tamron 85mm with VC (~$600 or more)
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I need lens for D7 mark ii 10-20mm, any deal ? Or website ?
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You don't happen to be near eastern PA, do you? Selling my EF-S 10-22mm for a pretty good price.
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How is this with the 80D?
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Canon direct refurb sale $440 + tax. 1 yr warranty. Excellent lens for a 7DII (crop).
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Canon direct refurb sale $440 + tax. 1 yr warranty. Excellent lens for a 7DII (crop).
Where can I see that or buy that ?
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This is really a great lens for Full Frame cameras. This never leaves my 6D.
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How is this with the 80D?
85 mm really gets up close with a crop sensor so it's best with a full frame. I use my 6D.

I have used it with my crop sensor T5i and it's still a great lens but very limiting. You will constantly be asking people to step back and if you're in a small space like a bedroom, it might be too limiting. Lighting also falls off with distance so if you're shooting indoors without good lighting the crop camera will suffer.

However, it's personal taste. My friend has the 80D and he used the 85 1.8. Even with the limitations, he liked the lens enough to sell the 1.8 and upgrade to the 85 1.2L. Now that 1.2L is a beast. I wish I could afford that one. But he bought it off Craigslist for a really great price.
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