Announcement: Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

08.05.2019/XNUMX/XNUMX a new lens was introduced Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM for Canon mirrorless full-frame cameras with mount EOS RF.

Main features of Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM:

  • Mount: Cano RF (for Canon mirrorless full-frame cameras)
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Aperture: F / 1.2-F / 16
  • Aperture Petals: 9
  • MDF: 85 cm
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 8.3
  • Weight: 1195 gram
  • Diameter of the front filter: 82 mm
  • Water and dust proof housing
  • Switches: focus mode and focus distance limiter
  • Optical design: 13/9, BR (Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics) optics, 1 aspherical element and 1 Canon UD low dispersion element
  • Focus Motor: USM Ring Type
  • Enlightenment: ASC (Air Sphere)
  • Optional control ring with programmable functions
  • Price: about $2700, AliExpress
Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens

Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens

An accurate and complete list of all Canon RF lenses:


  1. Canon Lens RF 5.2 mm F2.8 L DUAL FISHEYE [October 2021]
  2. Canon Lens RF 16 mm F2.8 STM [September 2021, AliExpress]
  3. Canon Lens RF 24 mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM [July 2022, AliExpress]
  4. Canon Lens RF 28 mm F2.8 STM [May 2023]
  5. Canon Lens RF 35 mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM [September 2018, AliExpress]
  6. Canon Lens RF 35 mm F1.4 L VCM [June 2024]
  7. Canon Lens RF 50 mm F1.8 STM [November 2020, AliExpress]
  8. Canon Lens RF 50 mm F1.2 L USM [September 2018, AliExpress]
  9. Canon Lens RF 85 mm F1.2 L USM [May 2019, AliExpress]
  10. Canon Lens RF 85 mm F1.2 L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING) [October 2019]
  11. Canon Lens RF 85 mm F2 MACRO IS STM [July 2020, AliExpress]
  12. Canon Lens RF 100 mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM SA CONTROL [April 2021, AliExpress]
  13. Canon Lens RF 135 mm F1.8 L IS USM [November 2022]
  14. Canon Lens RF 400 mm F2.8 L IS USM [April 2021]
  15. Canon Lens RF 600 mm F11 IS STM [July 2020, AliExpress]
  16. Canon Lens RF 600 mm F4 L IS USM [April 2021]
  17. Canon Lens RF 800 mm F11 IS STM [July 2020, AliExpress]
  18. Canon Lens RF 800 mm F8 L IS USM [February 2022]
  19. Canon Lens RF 1200 mm F8 L IS USM [February 2022]


  1. Canon Lens RF 10-20 mm F4 L IS STM [October 2023]
  2. Canon Lens RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM [June 2021, AliExpress]
  3. Canon Lens RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM [July 2022, AliExpress]
  4. Canon Lens RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM [August 2019, AliExpress]
  5. Canon Lens RF 24-50 mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM [February 2023, AliExpress]
  6. Canon Lens RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM [August 2019, AliExpress]
  7. Canon Lens RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z [October 2023]
  8. Canon Lens RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM [September 2018, AliExpress]
  9. Canon Lens RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM [February 2020, AliExpress]
  10. Canon Lens RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM [July 2019, AliExpress]
  11. Canon Lens RF 28-70mm F2 L USM [September 2018, AliExpress]
  12. Canon Lens RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM [November 2020, AliExpress]
  13. Canon Lens RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM [October 2019, AliExpress]
  14. Canon Lens RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM [April 2023]
  15. Canon Lens RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM [September 2021, AliExpress]
  16. Canon Lens RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM [July 2020, AliExpress]
  17. Canon Lens RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM [November 2023]

XNUMXrd Party Autofocus Full Frame Canon RF Mount Lenses

All autofocus 85s

Choosing a good 85mm portrait lens is very important for a large number of photographers. I pay a lot of attention to this issue, therefore I have prepared this list of all such autofocus lenses for full frame cameras with F <= 2 and a focal length of about 85 mm.

Nikon (F, Z mounts)

  1. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor [December 1987]
  2. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor [March 1994, Thailand/Japan]
  3. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor [November 1995]
  4. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor SWM IF Nano Crystal Coat [August 2010]
  5. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S IF SWM Nikkor [January 2012]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S [July 2019]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.2 S [January 2023]

Canon (EF, RF mounts)

  1. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.2 L USM [September 1989
  2. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.8 USM [July 1992]
  3. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.2 L II USM [March 2006]
  4. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.4 L IS USM [November 2017]
  5. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM [May 2019]
  6. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING) [October 2019]

Yongnuo/YnLens (different mounts)

  1. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8) [9/6, Canon EF, February 2017]
  2. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8N) [9/6, Nikon F, May 2019]
  3. Ynlens YN85mm F1.8S DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8S) [9/8, Sony E, August 2020]
  4. Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8R) [9/8, Canon RF, May 2021]
  5. Ynlens YN85mm 1:1.8Z DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8Z) [9/8, Nikon Z, March 2022]
  6. Yongnuo 85F1.8S DF DSM [9/8, Sony E, August 2022]

Sony / Sony Zeiss ZA / Minolta (E / FE, A mount)

  1. Sony FE 1.4/85 GM (SEL85F18GM) [February 2016]
  2. Sony FE 1.8/85 (SEL85F18) [February 2017]
  3. Sony SAL85F14Z / Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 ZA T* [June 2006]
  4. Minolta AF 85mm 1:1.4 (22) (AF lens 85) / Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / G / G+D / G+RS / G+D+LE and other versions of the same lens, A mount [1987]

Sigma (different mounts)

  1. Sigma EX 85mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM (two sub-versions with different body finishes, for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A, February 2010)
  2. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG | A [Art] (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA, Sony E, Leica L, September 2016)
  3. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A [Art] (for Sony E, Leica L, August 2020)

Viltrox (different mounts)

  1. Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM (Sony E/FE + Fujifilm X, 2018)
  2. Viltrox AF 85/1.8 STM ED IF (Nikon Z, Canon RF, December 2020)
  3. Viltrox AF 85/1.8 II STM ED IF (Sony E/FE + Fujifilm X, July 2020, light version XNUMX)

Pentax (K mount)

  1. SMC Pentax-FA* 1:1.4 85mm IF AUTO FOCUS PENTAX 85 [1992]
  2. HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW [May 2020]

Samyang / Rokinon (different mounts)

  1. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF (for Canon EF, scheme 9/7, June 2018)
  2. Samyang AF 85/1.4F (for Nikon F, scheme 9/7, April 2019)
  3. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE (for Sony E, scheme 11/8, March 2019)
  4. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF  (for Canon RF, scheme 11/8, May 2020)
  5. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE II (for Sony E, scheme 11/8, July 2022)

Meike (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Nikon Z, FujiFilm X)

  1. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Canon EF / Canon EF-S, April 2018)
  2. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Nikon F, Aug 2020)
  3. MEIKE 85mm 1:1.8 Auto Focus Lens FF STM [review] (for Sony FE/E + Nikon Z, Canon RF, FujiFilm X, June 2022 + March 2023)
  4. MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens FF STM (for Sony FE/E + Nikon Z, September 2023)

Zeiss (various mounts)

  1. Zeiss Sonnar 1.8 / 85 T * (Batis 1.8 / 85) [April 2015, built-in stabilizer, Sony E/FE mount, 11/8]
  2. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4/85 ZA T* (Sony SAL85F14Z) ​​[June 2006, Sony A/Minolta A mount, 8/7]
  3. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 T * [November 2002, Contax N mount, 10/9]

Tamron (different mounts)

  1. Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD Model F016 (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A [without VC function], March 2016)

Tokina (Sony E / FE mount)

  1. Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE (for Sony E, most likely a complete analog Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM, January 2020)

AstrHori (Sony E/FE mount)

  1. AstrHori AF 85mm 1:1.8 [December 2022]

Panasonic (L mount)

  1. Panasonic LUMIX S 1: 1.8 / 85mm [November 2020]

Separately, you can still highlight non-classic 85s:

  1. macro lens Canon Lens RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM [2020, RF]
  2. longer LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-SL 1: 2/90 ASPH. (2018, Leica l)
  3. less aperture Sony 85 / 2.8 SAM (SAL85f28) [2010, A]
  4. shorter SMC PENTAX FA 1:1.8 77mm Limited (1997, K)
  5. shorter HD Pentax-FA 1: 1.8 77mm Limited (2021, K)
  6. shorter Samyang AF 75 / 1.8 FE (2020, E) + Samyang AF 75/1.8X (2023, X)
  7. cropped Samsung Lens 1:1.4 85mm ED SSA i-Function [2011, NX]
  8. cropped and longer FUJIFILM FUJINON LENS SUPER EBC XF 90mm 1: 2 R LM WR [2015, X]
  9. cropped and shorter Viltrox AF 75/1.2 XF STM ED IF [2022, X, E, Z]
  10. cropped, less aperture, macro lens Nikon DX AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm 1: 3.5G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 [2009, F]
  11. many 90/2.8 class macro lenses


  1. All Canon EOS R Cameras
  2. All Canon EOS RF Lenses

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Comments: 28, on the topic: Announcement: Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

  • anonym

    1195 gr. such a bandura

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, almost 70-200 / 2.8 with a stub

    • Nikolai (sn797)

      1195 gr ... I thought it was the price in UAH :) I had to carefully read the entire text.

  • anonym

    Hmm ... weight, price ...
    And the version for bz, apparently, the kenon will smoothly collapse the mirrors and probably the M series.

  • NoName

    Interestingly, for its new system, canon plans to produce compact lenses?

    • anonym

      The lens seems to have been rumored to be preparing for DSLRs, then urgently remade for rf. Designing from scratch takes time.

    • Lynx

      But how can a compact, bright lens be released for a full-format matrix?

      • Arkady Shapoval

        It is possible, but the set of aperture and focal lengths will be limited. As an example, it can be further reduced by making it firmly set, for example, like 35/2 sony rx1

      • anonym

        None. To make ff af aperture aperture, with high resolution on the open, with minimal HA compact, lightweight and inexpensive is not yet possible.

        • Novel

          The first limitation is the diameter of the front element for a given aperture. He just can not get around. The Fresnel lenses mentioned below can reduce the length, which is advantageous for large focal lengths, but the size of the front lens can be reduced only by reducing the size of the matrix.

          Well, looking at the model range, it can be noted that improving the optical characteristics of the lenses is possible only by adding additional elements, which clearly does not facilitate or cheapen the lenses.

      • zengarden

        For example, use "flat" Fresnel lenses 🙂 but the quality will be like a monocle ... while the technology is imperfect, but in the future this is quite possible.

        • Rodion

          In Canon 70-300 BO, just such lenses are used ...

  • Igor

    DESTRUCTION DSLRs they did not come out, even under the pretext that they are funny SAY easy on a few hundred grams ZERKALNYE.VSO WHAT IS MARKETING and capitalist approach not only to the industry, so that pipes consumerism NOT BE VSTAL.NE statements, and does not support stupid CONSUMPTION NOT THE NEEDS THINGS. TOMORROW WILL COMBINE A MOBILE VERSION TO A CELL PHONE. A STANDARD BAYONET AS ALREADY DOES WITH FISH ATTACKS.

    • Vaizel

      Pluson +

    • zengarden

      And who destroys mirrors? .. STOP SMOKING THIS MUCH!

      • Past the crocodile


  • zengarden

    It looks quite decent, the price is adequate, given its characteristics.
    Not a bad enticement for those potentially looking to migrate to the EOS RF platform.
    On dpreview there are examples of shots on it.

    • anonym

      How many years will the lens for $ 3000 be beaten off by a bomb or a pro, even someone who is known and works in Kiev? What does she do for clients such that the lens for $ 400 and for $ 1200 does not?
      How many fans will buy it all over Ukraine?

      • Arkady Shapoval

        In fact, these are three serious shoots for $ 1000, for the season it’s completely repulsed. I am sure that buyers will be. It gives confidence that this is the best Canon mirrorless solution in the TOP segment, this is important.

        • anonym

          Not all pros have 3 shots of $ 1000 at exactly 85mm, and if they have, why can’t you use 85 1.2l or 85 1.8?
          And the funny thing is, Kenon does not have a RF camera, there are two very amateur ones with an eerie color)))

          • Arkady Shapoval

            Well, 1.8 is not a missile defense either. Most likely, until 85 / 1,2 goes on sale and starts to be used, they will roll out something better r and rp

            • anonym

              For lenses in general there is no difference about or not about. On a hole of 2.4 or less, the picture with 85 elki and cheap 1.8 is the same.
              Now on the market there are 2 sigma, tamron, two kenon and all this at 85mm.)))
              At prices much less than this new lens.
              The rf cameras work great through the native adapter with ef lenses.
              For pros, you do not need excessive quality, for them you need sufficient quality with maximum roi (how quickly I will beat the loot).
              Well, the appearance about the rf cameras in 2019 is unlikely, it’s ridiculous to release it without an ibis, it will immediately bury Mark 4 with an ibis and the ibis is not ready yet.

              • Arkady Shapoval

                yes, yes, I’m not just inserting a list with all 85

              • anonym

                IMHO, that’s why it makes no sense in such a lens for $ 3000 (in America, you need to add a sales tax to the price, for the order from there add the delivery price)

              • Past the crocodile

                Why is a yacht 140 meters?
                Apartments for millions and so on. Ilf and Petrov, Shura, have very rich people ... As a top toy, including - why not.
                And yes - the top photos take out five or six signs of $ for work.
                3 for them - well, I wonder what it would be)

      • Novel

        Gives amazing sharpness on open. In the zone of sharpness, of course :)

  • Т

    The list of strange animals appeared

    MEIKE AUTO FOCUS LENS 85mm 1: 1.8
    Samsung 85mm 1: 1.4 P ED SSA
    Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM

    It would be interesting to know what they are.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      In the near future there will only be a review of the Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8N. By the way, it was announced at the same time as this Canon 85 / 1.2 RF, apparently the Chinese wanted to catch a certain hype against this background, or maybe just a coincidence.

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