Lightdow 85mm F1.8 Medium Telephoto Manual Focus Full Frame Portrait Lens for Canon EOS Rebel T8i T7i T7 T6 T3i T2i 4000D 2000D

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Lightdow
Focal Length Description 85mm F/1.8 Medium Telephoto Portrait Prime Lens
Lens Type Fixed
Compatible Mountings Canon EF, Canon EF-S
Camera Lens Description 8

  • – 8 pieces of circular aperture, smooth and large focus rings internal focusing(IF) hybrid aspherical lenses (H-ASP), ultra multi coating(UMC)
  • – FULL MANUAL FOCUS OPERATION: require complete manual focus operation on dslr camera to align with lens body, NOT suitable for SLR beginners, recommended for photographers with excellent experience in equipment.
  • – Compatible with Canon EOS Rebel T7, T7i, T6, T6i, T5, T5i, SL2, 80D, 77D, 700D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 5D, 6D, 7D, 600D, 550D, 200D, 150D, 100D, 1300D, 1400D, 1500D etc.
  • Warm Tips: This is a MANUAL FOCUS LENS, NO Electronic Contacts, your camera will not detect the lens when mounted, that’s why it shows “NO LENS ATTACHED”, please switch to MF MODE in order to use this lens correctly. Tips to use our Manual Lens: 1) Set the mode dial to Manual (M). 2) Set the Release w/o Lens option in the camera menu to Enable. 3) Set the Shutter lock option in the camera menu to Off: no lens.
  • – Large Aperture with a pleasing bokeh quality to further enhance shallow depth of field images


Product Description


inportant note


FULL MANUAL LENS, no electric contacts→no auto focus→no image stabilization, require more exprerience with Manual Exposure.

  • Must set camera to M mode(check the picture above) to use this lens, some may require to set “shutter release: no lensON in camera menu.
  • Camera will not display the aperture value, must set manually on lens body.

No matter how good autofocus is, there are still times when manual focus is the better shooting option. When used in the right scenario, it gives a photographer more control over the photo, and in some cases, achieves effects that aren’t otherwise possible in autofocus mode.

85mm f1.8 portrait lens


Main specs

  • Lens type: Prime lens
  • Max Format size: Full Frame
  • Focal length: 85 mm
  • Autofocus: No
  • Full time manual: Yes
  • Image stabilization: No
  • Distance scale: Yes
  • Lens mount: Canon, Nikon, Sony E
Aperture & Optics

  • Maximum aperture:F1.8
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Aperture ring: Yes
  • Elements: 6
  • Groups: 6
  • Special elements / coatings: 1 aspherical element
Manual Settings on Camera & Lens Body

  • 1) Set your camera to M mode with “shutter release: no lens” on(if any)
  • 2) Adjust the lens to your desired aperature
  • 3) Fine tune the front focusing ring to make subject in-focus and take a sample picture

If the picture turns out dark, set the following steps

  1. Lower the shutter speed
  2. Raise the ISO Number
  3. Switch position to allow more light coming through the lens into the camera imaging sensor


  • Minimum focus: 0.85 m (33.46″)
  • Weight: 430 g (1.16 lb)
  • Diameter: 77 mm (3.03″)
  • Length: 110 mm (4.33″)
  • Filter notes: 72mm
  • Hood supplied: Yes
  • Packing Size: 4.09 x 4.88 x 7.12in
  • Shipping Weight: 1.58lb

85mm f1.8 lens

Bright f/1.8 Maximum Aperture for Beautiful Bokeh

This lens delivers exceptional low-light performance and beautiful background blur for everything from portraits to street photography.

MC tech


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8518 portrait lens

UMC (Ultra Multi Coating)

We apply the UMC technology to reduce flare & ghost as much as possible and get clear & fresh color image.

Lens Group Design

One ED lens and two ultra-high refractive index lenses play a important role in correcting chromatic aberration, improving sharpness and result in better imaging effects.

Beautiful Bokeh Effect

Bright f/1.8 Maximum Aperture for Beautiful Bokeh

Perfect for Portrait

Delivers exceptional low-light performance and beautiful background blur for everything from portraits to street photography.

85 mm, 1100 sec, f4.5, ISO 72

85 mm, 1100 sec, f9, ISO 280

85 mm, 1640 sec, f1.8, ISO 64

85 mm, 1100 sec, f4.5, ISO 72

85 mm, 1100 sec, f9, ISO 280

85 mm, 1640 sec, f1.8, ISO 64

manufacture process


1. Q: Why does my picture seem to be blurry, out of focus?

A: Fine tune the front focusing ring to make your target in focus.

2. Q: Why does my camera show “lens not attached” ?

A: This is a full manual focus lens, no electric contacts, your camera will not detect the lens when mounted, switch camera to M mode.

3. Q: I cannot press the shutter when lens mounted, why?

A: Normally switch your camera to M mode will solve this issue, for some cameras, you need to turn off the shutter lock option in menu.

Additional information

Weight 1.15 kg
Dimensions 4.33 × 2.76 × 2.76 cm
Product Dimensions

4.33 x 2.76 x 2.76 inches

Item Weight

1.15 pounds



Item model number


Date First Available

April 12, 2015


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10 reviews for Lightdow 85mm F1.8 Medium Telephoto Manual Focus Full Frame Portrait Lens for Canon EOS Rebel T8i T7i T7 T6 T3i T2i 4000D 2000D

  1. Peek@Chu

    Sharp No auto focusHad mixed feelings about this lens. Love the sharpness of the photos you can capture with this lens. Purchased it thinking well I wouldn’t mind doing everything manual but I ended up minding. Lens does not have auto focus so when I would need to lower the camera to the ground it would be difficult to capture a focused photo.

  2. Carly Inman

    Great price. Great quality!This lens was everything i had hoped for! I’m just now getting into photography, & so learning & reading is what i have been doing a lot of. I researched & for the price & the reviews of this lens I did it & it was worth all the money!! 🤩

  3. crystal

    Its ok should have returned it.The lens is not too great especially for the price tried doing photos with it they weren’t great and I get beautiful ones with my other two lenses. Maybe I’m doing something wrong 🤔 I should have returned it i probably won’t use it again. Now that doesn’t mean it won’t be a great lens for someone else

  4. Hannah

    Great qualityBought this lense for my a7s Sony camera pictures come out perfect love love it so much

  5. Amazon Customer

    Great productGreat product

  6. Patrick Clary

    Manual focus, manual f stopI have a canon T5 it works great. Understand when buying this that all features are manual. If you need auto settings then this is not the lens for you.With that said, the image is tack sharp and it nicely blows out the background when f stop is set at 1.8. It comes with a lens cover and rear cap.Aesthetically the lens looks like it was spray painted… kinda looks like it’s still Wet. It has a nice tight fit against canon t5 however there is no mark or dot to line up so you just need to kinda know where it lines up the best.

  7. Xing Qingyu

    It is really niceThis lens cannot zoom and cannot auto focusBut if you spend sometime to try different things, it is fantastic on shooting for still items or people and it is like 100 bucks

  8. Justin Griffith

    This lens is as sharp as a blunt butter knifeYes, this is a value lens. You know that right from the jump. However when you look at something like a Yongnuo lens, which is cheaper than the Nikon or Canon alternatives…you definitely realize that you’ll be cutting some corners.This though…was a rough version of what I had hoped it would be.For starters, the finish on the lens was terrible.Mine was scratched right out the box. Not just a little ding either. A very deep gouge.The lens hood…which is effectively built into the lens was painted incredibly bad. There were globs of dripping paint all over the outside and inside of the lens hood which were visible up close and far away.Ok, It looks rough, how does it perform?It doesn’t.With a manual lens you obviously have total control as to what’s in focus and what isn’t.The focusing ring was super stiff. Like it took considerable effort to move it. And even when you did manage to get it close….it wasn’t close at all. The optics may have been damaged or needed adjustments done. But I took 300 shots with three cameras and maybe 2 photos were sharp.Pass on this.The manufacturing isn’t consistent and they’re not concerned about quality, just giving you a value.Your money is better off in your pocket.

  9. Niecey’s Reviews

    Yes for me!To me this is a very good manual lens to train your eye with as well as to learn the use and function of a lens. Clarity is good and the lens is easy to use, light weight and easy to understand. I love the fixed lens hood and cap, this is an accessory that you would have to pay extra for on some expensive well known brands. So this Lightdow lens and fixed hood is a yes for me! P.s. I can’t state technical facts because I’m still learning myself. Just give it a try.

  10. Raiden

    I was not sure at first.I have this lens on my Canon T3i and it works just fine. I’m use to manual lens so I’m good, the pictures also looks professional awesome. 👍

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