Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
What is the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM?
Those with some knowledge of Canon lenses will know that up until recently there have been two 85mm prime lenses in the company’s lineup. There’s the affordable EF 85mm f/1.8 USM (£325), and the bokehlicious EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM, for which you’re required to pay a hefty premium (£1765).
There are of course third-party options worthy of consideration, such as the splendid Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM (£999) or Tamron 85mm f/1.8 SP Di VC USD (£749), but the good news for brand-loyal Canon users is that the wait for a fast telephoto prime with superior optics to the ageing EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is finally over.