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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 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

Combining a short-telephoto field of view with a sleek design and close-focusing performance, the 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

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance1.15' / 35.05 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design12 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 3.56" / 78 x 90.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.54" / 90 mm
Weight17.64 oz / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.53 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.38 x 5.38 x 5.3"

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Reviews

A great macro lens for my Canon R7

By Lisa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-28

After trying out this lens on some close-up shots (couldn't really call them macro), I love this lens. It's auto focus works nicely, even though I mostly manual focus for macro, it's nice to have that option for other work. It's a wonderful lens for non-macro images as well. It's definitely a keeper!

A little unexpected

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

A great lens, period. So why A little unexpected? Don't get me wrong a great lens. It surprised me in that I was expecting maybe a little smaller footprint from the lens. I use it daily. A quality, great lens. If you don't have it you should give it serious consideration.

Issue with image stabilization

By Erica
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-11

I got this for photographing jewelry. The lens quickly had issues, I would get error codes and the image would constantly blip when image stabilization was turn on.

Outstanding!!!

By Cory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-28

This is sincerely a GREAT lens. I'm super-picky and this is a rare keeper. My 16 and 50 1.8 are pretty good, but this one is remarkable. A rare very high recommendation.

Nice lens for the money!

By Donald
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-28

Purchased the RF 85MM f2 just before Christmas. While I have only used it for a week, the rendering of the images I have taken are excellent. The images are sharp at F2 and the bokeh is very good to my eye. The only downside I noted is that the focus is a bit noisy, but it is quick and accurate on the R6. The reason I only gave 4 stars is the lack of a lens hood.

Good quality!

By Evgenii
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-05

Nice lens! Kind of cheap, but still with Canon's good quality! Also love MACRO. Honestly it was a reason to buy it.

A very good 85mm lens at a reasonable price

By Maciej J.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

I agonized for a while before getting the RF 85mm f/2 macro. After all I had the excellent EF f/1.2 which I use for portraits etc. But the macro feature and the native mount for my R5 made the RF lens attractive. I have found it is sharp and has good bokeh at a reasonable price. It was worth it.

Great for portraits!

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

Absolutely love the lens! Great affordable price point. Value for the money is really good. Love getting nice portraits with it. Very comparable quality to the more expensive 85mm!

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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: 2022-09-05

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

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
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

Does this lens focus closer when using manual ...

Does this lens focus closer when using manual focus than it does with auto-focus?
Asked by: Bill
This lens does include a focus range limiter that presets and limits focus to specified ranges. That can optimise focusing and prevent unnecessary "hunting" and delay when working in the "half-macro" range. The focus limiter settings are (1) "Full", (2) 20 inches to infinity, and (3) "Macro" 14 inches to 20 inches only.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-06-14

Does this come with a lens hood?

Does this come with a lens hood?
Asked by: kifleyesus
The long, locking ET-77 hood is not included but is currently available for $49.95. You should also plan on adding a good, multi-coated 67 mm skylight (UV) filter to complete the package.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-12-13

Has anyone used this lens for any kind of sports?

Has anyone used this lens for any kind of sports?
Asked by: Syed
Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens does have fast autofocus and will work for fast moving sports well. It just does not have any zoom so not as flexible in framing compared to a 70-200 for instance.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-06-09

this len fit for 80d?

this len fit for 80d?
Asked by: tsz-shing
Unfortunately not. The RF-series lenses are for the Canon EOS R-series mirrorless cameras, like the R, RP, R6, and R5.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-11-29
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