Canon has launched a revamped version of its popular EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM, price tag £1,569.99/€1,879.99 with a release date in November 2017.

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM boasts a new 14 elements in 10 groups design, and Canon says it has been optimised with high-precision elements to accommodate the new breed of high-resolution sensors.

What’s more, the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM employs a new Air Sphere Coating, which is effectively a low-refractive index layer on the lens that Canon says eliminates all flare and ghosting.

Other features include an Electro Magnetic diaphragm comprised of nine blades and 4-stop image stabilisation to prevent camera shake.

While ideal for portrait photography, the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM’s weather sealing, dustproofing and fluorine coating also make it rugged for outdoor photographers to use in all conditions.

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM also offers a high-speed ring type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) driven Auto Focus (AF), which Canon says is completely silent for more discreet shooting, as well as noise-free videography.

The new Canon lens’s AF also features a full-time manual override and is compatible with the entire family of Cinema EOS cameras.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Price & Release Date

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM price tag is £1,569.99/€1,879.99, with a release date set for November 2017.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM key specs

  • New optical design that Canon says offers better image quality
  • Large, bright aperture for a focused performance in all light levels
  • 4-stop image stabilisation
  • Responsive, high-speed and silent AF
  • Weather sealing

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