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

08.05.2019/XNUMX/XNUMX a new lens was introduced Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2 L 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
Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens

Canon Lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens

All autofocus 85s

Choosing a good portrait lens with a focal length of 85 mm is very important for a large number of photographers. I pay a lot of attention to this issue, because I prepared this list of all such autofocus lenses for full-frame cameras:

Nikon (F, Z mounts)

  1. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor
  2. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (Thailand or Japan)
  3. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S IF SWM Nikkor
  4. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor
  5. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor SWM IF Nano Crystal Coat
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S

Canon (EF, RF mounts)

  1. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.8 USM
  2. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.2 L USM
  3. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.2 L II USM
  4. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.4 L IS USM
  5. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM
  6. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING)

Yongnuo (different mounts)

  1. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8) [Canon EF, February 2017]
  2. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8N) [Nikon F, May 2019]
  3. Yongnuo Ynlens YN85mm F1.8S DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8S) [Sony E, Aug 2020]
  4. Yongnuo Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8R) [Canon RF, May 2021]

Meike (Canon EF, Nikon F)

  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)

Samyang / Rokinon (different mounts)

  1. Samyang AF 75 / 1.8 FE (for Sony E)
  2. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 [EF or F] (for Canon EF, Nikon F, diagram 9/7)
  3. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE (for Sony E, Canon RF, diagram 11/8)

Tamron (different mounts)

  1. Tamron SP 85mm F / 1.8 Di VC USD Model F016 (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A [no VC function])

Tokina (Sony E / FE mount)

  1. Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE (for Sony E)

Sigma (different mounts)

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

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

  1. Sony FE 1.4 / 85 GM (SEL-85Z)
  2. Sony FE 1.8 / 85 (SEL-85F18)
  3. Sony SAL85F14Z / Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 ZA T*

Minolta (A mount)

  1. Minolta AF 85mm 1: 1.4 (22) (AF lens 85) / Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / G / G + RS and other versions of the same lens

Zeiss (Sony E / FE mount)

  1. Zeiss Sonnar 1.8 / 85 T * (Batis 1.8 / 85)

Pentax (K mount)

  1. SMC PENTAX FA 1: 1.8 77mm Limited 1997
  2. HD Pentax-FA 1: 1.8 77mm Limited 2021
  3. SMC Pentax-FA * 1: 1.4 85mm IF AUTO FOCUS PENTAX 85 1992
  4. HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW 2020

Contax (Contax N mount)

  1. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 T * (Contax)

Viltrox (different mounts)

  1. Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM (Fujifilm X, Sony E / FE)
  2. Viltrox AF 85 / 1.8 II XF STM ED IF (Fujifilm X, Sony E / FE, July 2020)
  3. Viltrox AF 85 / 1.8 Z STM ED IF (Nikon Z, Dec 2020), all versions on the same optical design

Leica (L-mount)


Panasonic (L mount)

  1. Panasonic LUMIX S 1: 1.8 / 85mm


  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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