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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

Key Specs
Focal Length
85mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance
2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.12x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
4.06 x 4.62" / 103.2 x 117.3 mm
Weight
2.63 lb / 1195 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8 x 6 x 5.9"

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Reviews

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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

What size cine gear will fit on the focus ring of ...

What size cine gear will fit on the focus ring of this RF 85mm f/1.2L lens? Need the focus ring circumference in mm.
Asked by: Jamie
The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens has a diameter of 103.2mm (4.06") and a circumference of 324.2mm (12.8").
Answered by: Marvin C
Date published: 2023-10-25

Is the focusing fast enough for indoor sports ...

Is the focusing fast enough for indoor sports like basketball or volleyball paired with the R3 body?
Asked by: Eric
Thanks for the replies. I have for years used a EF 50 f/1.2 and EF 135 f/2 on a 1DX for indoor court sports. I got the R3 body recently and am currently renting a RF 70-200 f/2.8 to try it out. The zoom lens is very handy for changing focal length and it focuses so fast! But - when using the RF 70-200, my picture isos are now in the 8000-12800 range, I'm used to them being much lower. I'd like to get this amazing RF 85 1.2 if it can focus at least as quickly as my EF primes. I'll rent one soon and give it a go.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2024-02-19

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

I am torn between the 85 and the DS. I am wanting ...

I am torn between the 85 and the DS. I am wanting to shoot Street photography with this lens, however I also need fast low light f1.2 for night Street. I do want bokeh and traditional bokeh from a 50 f1.2 is good enough. I'm leaning toward the standard 85 versus the DS as I don't want to lose a stop. Suggestions ?
Asked by: Leo
Unless you want "Defocus Smoothing" at all times when shooting at f/1.2, I would say the normal Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM Lens will be more versatile than the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS Lens. But, it's a completely personal decision based on your own esthetics.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-04-25
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