Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM vs Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS

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Gearacquisitionsyndrom Forum Member • Posts: 91
Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM vs Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS

Hey guys!

Sorry if a thread like this already existed - i tried to search, but didn't find any.

Anyways, my current Canon R body and lens lineup is as following:


- Canon R 5


- Canon RF 35mm 1.8

- Tamron 35mm 1.4

- Canon RF 24-105mm 4

- Canon RF 50mm 1.2

- Canon RF 70-200mm 2.8

And I just sold the Canon EF 85mm 1.4 IS USM which was just fantastic to help fund the Canon RF 85mm 1.2 which I'm now about to buy.

Where I am buying the DS and non-ds version cost the same.

Which would you get?

I love bokeh, don't we all, but I also love the speed a true 1.2 gives.

I mostly use it outdoors so a DS version reducing shutter speed isn't just a downside but sometimes eliminates use of ND filter. And I have the RF 50 1.2 which allows for some very low light use.

However, the 1.2 ds: doesn't it also give a less shallow depth of field than the non-ds version? That is a downside for me, even though the bokeh is smoother.

And to be honest, a few of the times I've seen the non-ds version of the rf 85 1.2 being shot into places with closeby bokeh, I think it sometimes looks a bit busy and edges of bokeh balls etc look maybe a bit too visible in terms of borders?

I'm using it for portraits, mainly outdoors. Which should I get?

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