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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens

BH #CA8512LRF • MFR #3447C002
Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
Pairing a cherished short-telephoto focal length with an exceptionally bright maximum aperture, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM is also characterized by its advanced optical design to produce well-corrected imagery. The fast f/1.2 design excels in difficult lighting conditions and also benefits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The optical layout incorporates a Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics element; a specially developed element that helps to nearly eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity and color accuracy. In addition to this, an ultra-low dispersion element and one aspherical element are also featured to further control various aberrations and distortion for great sharpness and resolution. Individual elements also feature an Air Sphere Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for high contrast and color fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions.
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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Overview

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Pairing a cherished short-telephoto focal length with an exceptionally bright maximum aperture, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM is also characterized by its advanced optical design to produce well-corrected imagery. The fast f/1.2 design excels in difficult lighting conditions and also benefits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The optical layout incorporates a Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics element; a specially developed element that helps to nearly eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity and color accuracy. In addition to this, an ultra-low dispersion element and one aspherical element are also featured to further control various aberrations and distortion for great sharpness and resolution. Individual elements also feature an Air Sphere Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for high contrast and color fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions.

Complementing the imaging capabilities is an apt ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, which delivers fast, near-silent autofocus and full-time manual focus override. A unique Control Ring is also integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself.

Portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras.
Exceptionally bright f/1.2 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for selective focus applications and also benefits working in low-light situations.
Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics element virtually eliminates color fringing and chromatic aberrations by refracting shorter wavelengths of the visible spectrum (blue light).
One aspherical element and one UD element also help to control aberrations and distortions for sharper, clearer image quality.
An Air Sphere Coating (ASC) has been applied to lens elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for maintained light transmission and high contrast in strong lighting conditions.
Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized focusing algorithms, a high-speed CPU, and an internal focusing design, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens has a weather-resistant design that protects against dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions.
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 013803320411

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.06 x 4.62" / 103.2 x 117.3 mm
Weight2.63 lb / 1195 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 6 x 6"

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Reviews

Best indoor lens

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

The speed of this lens made it perfect for difficult lighting when indoors. I used this for wrestling and basketball with great effect.

Excellent!!!

By Antonio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

Very excellent A fantastic optic that gives extraordinary boken! Wide open it's not easy to use due to the natural shallow depth of field, but that's the beauty of this lens. Not only is it enormously better than the corresponding EF, but - in my opinion - it also beats the legendary Leica 90 / 2.0 Apo.

LOVE IT!

By Sheridan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-01

I wish I would got this lens a long time ago! It's the BOMB! I use it with my R5!

Amazing Lens

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

So I was concerned at first by the price but I wanted a superfast lens for my R5 and after watching the videos I was sold. It has not let me down so far. The clarity is worth every bit of the quite steep price tag. I have a feeling I will be shooting every event I book with this lens. People have already noticed the difference in my photos.

No joke, the Samyang is better.

By Cory
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

I've used this lens and the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AF lens as well, and, to my surprise, the Samyang worked way better with my R6. The weather sealing is more substantial, the autofocus is WAY faster, and the Samyang is significantly lighter and smaller. I definitely did not think I would be saying this, but, especially with Canon's insane prices, the Samyang/Rokinon AF are the way to go.

Great for Weddings

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

This lens is well worth the money. We are so excited to have this lens for our weddings

Great Lens!

By Melissa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-10

Great lens for my new R6. It is fast to focus and not as bulky as I thought it might be. It was on my wishlist and so glad I made this purchase. Really adds a different element to my photography that I was looking for. Amazing portraits and nature photography lens.

DREAMY!

By Amber
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

This lens can do no wrong as far as I can tell so far. Such a dream. I've used it on a couple portrait sessions so far and it focuses quickly and smoothly, gives creamy backgrounds and is incredibly sharp.

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This lens is working for canon dslr full frame?

This lens is working for canon dslr full frame?
Asked by: None
This lens is specific to the Canon EOS R/RP mirrorless full frame cameras with an RF mount. An EF mount lenses to fit a Canon full frame DSLR would be the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens, B&H # CA8512LEF2. https://bhpho.to/2xdXAou
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-09-12

Is this an internal focusing lens? I want to use ...

Is this an internal focusing lens? I want to use the lens to digiscope with, so I can't have any movement externally after the adapter ring is screwed on.
Asked by: David
Yes. Its focusing elements are completely contained and motorized within the lens, and the external positioning of the front element is unchanging.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-05-09

why won't this lens fit on my Mark III?

why won't this lens fit on my Mark III?
Asked by: Kateri
The RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM is not made for the 5d Mk III and only compatible with the new R-series cameras (R3/5/6/7/10). You require the EF version of the lens, but only a f/1.4 version currently exists (the EF 85mm f/1.2 was discontinued). https://bhpho.to/3mqrCPz
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-06-07

How much does the lens weigh? It's not in the ...

How much does the lens weigh? It's not in the specs.
Asked by: inda
It weights 2.63 pounds.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-07-14

Does this come with a case or bag for the lens?

Does this come with a case or bag for the lens?
Asked by: Scott
A pouch is included that affords some protection for the scuff-prone finish but no protection for the lens’ mechanics.
Answered by: Garland
Date published: 2021-03-23

How's work with EOS RP?

How's work with EOS RP?
Asked by: Jesus Enrique
The EOS RP is made for all Canon RF lenses, and is in some ways better than the R, in any case (newer sensor, I believe, for example). In my opinion, it works superbly with this lens.
Answered by: ROBERT
Date published: 2020-08-23

Does this lens work well for macro photography?

Does this lens work well for macro photography?
Asked by: William
This is not a macro lens but with the use of close up filters or extension tubes you can achieve macro results.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-05-10

What size ND filter should I get to attach to ...

What size ND filter should I get to attach to this lens?
Asked by: Jennifer
The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens has 82mm front filter threads and would use 82mm neutral density filters.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-03-15
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