Canon announces the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM lens, the first RF lens to feature its BR optics
Canon has released the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM lens, a medium telephoto lens that's the first RF lens, and only the company's second lens, to feature Canon's Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) Optics. It will sell with a recommended price of $2699. There's no news of the DS 'Defocus Smoothing' variant Canon has said is in development.
The lens features a new optical design compared to the EF version of the 85mm F1.2 II USM lens that includes one aspherical element, one ultra-low dispersion (UD) glass element and the aforementioned BR optics, which is placed between the concave and convex lenses and is designed to eliminate longitudinal chromatic aberration (typically seen as purple and green fringing in front of and behind the focal plane). In total, it contains 13 elements in 9 groups. Canon has also included its Air Sphere Coating (ASC), which helps to minimize lens flare and ghosting.
The RF 85mm F1.2 L USM lens has an aperture range of F1.2 through F16, a minimum focus distance of 85cm (2.79ft), an 82mm front filter thread and is weather-resistant with a dedicated fluorine coating. Like other RF lenses, the RF 85mm F1.2 features a customizable control ring at the front of the lens that can be used to adjust exposure compensation, aperture, ISO or shutter speed.
Below are three high-resolution sample photos provided by Canon:
The lens measures in at 10.4cm (4.1") diameter, 11.6cm (4.6") long and it weighs 1.2kg (2.6lbs). Compared to its EF counterpart, it's both wider, longer and heavier.
Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Specifications
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||85 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon RF|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Aperture notes||Circular aperture blades|
|Minimum focus||0.85 m (33.46″)|
|Motor type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||1195 g (2.63 lb)|
|Diameter||103 mm (4.06″)|
|Length||117 mm (4.62″)|
|Filter thread||82 mm|
|Hood product code||ET-89|
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