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Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS Full-Frame Lens (2019)

MSRP 3480 EURNeoscore 80%NEX score 87%

Product Overview

The RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS adds Defocus Smoothing (DS) to the RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens. DS coating is a vapor-deposited coating applied to the front and rear surfaces of a specific lens element. It gradually decreases the transmittance of light off-axis, resulting in images with beautifully blurred backgrounds.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very bright maximum aperture
  • Smooth bokeh
  • Very high sharpness
  • Weather-sealed
  • Great for portrait photography
Cons
  • DS causes some loss in light transmission

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Fluorine coating
  • Sharp from center to edge
Cons
  • No optical stabilization
  • Bulky and heavy
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Motor
Ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
13 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
BR Optical elements in one location, one UD, one ground aspherical lens groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
103 mm / 4.06 in
Size | Length
117 mm / 4.61 in
Weight
1195 g / 42.23 oz

Function

Angle Of View
28.6° Diagonal | 23.9° Horizontal | 16.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.2
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
85 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.12x
Min Focus Distance
850 mm / 33.46 in

Production

Debut
2019-02-14

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS is an optic with few, if any, notable flaws. Its absolutely sharp from center to edge, even when shot wide open. It draws images with pleasingly shallow depth of field. When shot at wider f-stops you'll enjoy sharp photos with perfectly defocused backgrounds.
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Pros
  • Sharp from center to edge
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Fluorine coating
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy
  • No optical stabilization

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-rf-85mm-f12-l-usm-ds. 2020-09-03. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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