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Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens

BH #CA852RF • MFR #4234C002
Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.15'
  • One UD Element
Combining a short-telephoto field of view with a sleek design and close-focusing performance, the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is a well-rounded lens for a range of subjects, from portraits to macro subjects. Its close focus design enables working with subject matter as close as 1.15' away with a 1:2 maximum magnification and the STM stepping motor affords impressively quiet and smooth autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override. Helping to create sharp imagery, the lens also features optical image stabilization, along with Hybrid IS, to suppress up to five stops of camera shake for cleaner, steadier shooting. A UD (Ultra low Dispersion) element is also used in the optical design to minimize aberrations and ensure clarity. Additionally, a configurable Control Ring lets you adjust exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.
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Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Overview

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Combining a short-telephoto field of view with a sleek design and close-focusing performance, the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is a well-rounded lens for a range of subjects, from portraits to macro subjects. Its close focus design enables working with subject matter as close as 1.15' away with a 1:2 maximum magnification and the STM stepping motor affords impressively quiet and smooth autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override. Helping to create sharp imagery, the lens also features optical image stabilization, along with Hybrid IS, to suppress up to five stops of camera shake for cleaner, steadier shooting. A UD (Ultra low Dispersion) element is also used in the optical design to minimize aberrations and ensure clarity. Additionally, a configurable Control Ring lets you adjust exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.
Portrait-length prime is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras.
Modest-but-bright f/2 maximum aperture maintains an overall sleek form factor while also benefitting working in available lighting conditions.
Macro design benefits working with close-up subjects and provides a 1:2 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1.15'.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to five stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. Also, a Hybrid IS setting compensates for angular and shift-type camera movements to specifically benefit close-up shooting.
STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
85mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance
1.15' / 35.05 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:2
Optical Design
12 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.07 x 3.56" / 78 x 90.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
3.54" / 90 mm
Weight
17.64 oz / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.525 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 5.5 x 5.4"

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Reviews

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Will this les fit the Canon T5? Or will i need ...

Will this les fit the Canon T5? Or will i need the EF-S mount connected for it to work?
Asked by: Jenifer
The Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens is for mirrorless cameras and there is no adapter to mount this lens on a EF / EF-S mount camera (e.g., Canon T5). If you are looking for a 85 mm lens, this Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens BH #CA8518EF will be a better option.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-09-20

Does canon offer a true macro for the RF mount?

Does canon offer a true macro for the RF mount?
Asked by: James
If by "true macro" you mean having a magnification ratio of 1:1 or more, yes Canon does offer the RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM which has a 1.4X mag ratio. Interestingly, the 100mm Macro with 1.4X mag costs 1.4 X the price of the 85 mm.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2024-02-23

Will this lens work with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i?

Will this lens work with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i?
Asked by: Michael
The Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens is only compatible with Canon mirrorless RF cameras; it is not compatible with the Rebel T1i camera.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-03-15

Will this lens fit the Canon t5? or will i need a ...

Will this lens fit the Canon t5? or will i need a EF-S mount?
Asked by: Jenifer
No, Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens it is not compatible with Canon EOS T5 DSLR. Your camera has an EF mount. This lens has an RF-mount. You can use the following option for Canon DSLR cameras. Canon only have a 100mm macro lens on the EF mount Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens BH #CA8518EF • MFR #2519A003 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/12182-USA/Canon_2519A003_85mm_f_1_8_USM_Autofocus.html
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2023-09-21

Will this lens mount to a Canon M6 mark II?

Will this lens mount to a Canon M6 mark II?
Asked by: William
No, this lens is made for the Canon RF Mount. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II uses the EF-M Mount.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2021-09-26

Can this lens be used on a Canon R7 (APS-C)?

Can this lens be used on a Canon R7 (APS-C)?
Asked by: Grady
Yes, the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens is compatible with the Canon EOS R7.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-03-12

Will the ET-73 hood fit on the new 85mm F2 lens?

Will the ET-73 hood fit on the new 85mm F2 lens?
Asked by: George
The Canon ET-73 Lens Hood for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS Lens is not compatible with the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens. You need to get the Canon ET-77 Lens Hood. Here is the link: https://bhpho.to/3p5szN5
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2020-11-06

Is the aperture fixed at F2?

Is the aperture fixed at F2?
Asked by: Cesar
No, the largest maximum aperture of this lens is f/2 but its aperture can go lower (i.e. f/4, f/8, f/16, etc.) if necessary. Canon does not have the lowest possible aperture listed for this lens, and we do not have a sample or pre-production copy available for me to test, but I would assume it would at least go to f/22.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-10-12
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