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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.
UPC: 013803330489

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

Works flawlessly with my R5

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-21

Images are super sharp, even at f2 on my R5. Eye AF is spot on. Bokeh is excellent. Great budget lens.

Excellent

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Excellent non L lens for Canon RF mount. Well worth the money. Not too heavy or bulky. Great picture quality. Really affordable when compared to the L version.

Underrated Lens

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-17

These lens are so underrated. One of my go to's during certain events I go to. I have this along with my 24-105 L lens.

Perfect!

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-28

This lens makes incredible result for a reasonable price. I think its a must for any camera to get great images with sharp blurry depth of field A bit slow on the macro focusing as said in most reviews but it could be ignored for such a good price comparing the 85mm 1.2 L series

A great little 85mm

By STEVEN
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

I've been able to get some very nice shots with this lens on my R5. What a pleasant surprise it is and quite a bargain when compared to the very expensive RF 85mm f/1.2. I don't know why some people are saying they don't like its autofocus. I haven't seen any issues with its AF. It focuses quickly and accurately for me. Maybe they don't know how to use their cameras. I would post a few photos I've taken with this lens except B&H's photo compression is worse than Facebook's, so I'm not going to do that any more until B&H fixes their processing.

Sharp Lens for portraits

By Luke
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-22

Super sharp prime lens. great for portraits or product photography

Canon RP & RF 85mm f/2

By LouR
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

I needed a lightweight camera for backpacking/hiking. I thought I would give the Canon RP full frame mirrorless a try because it is so light weight. I coupled the RP with the RF 85mm f/2 on a recent trip to Mt. Whitney Portal. I captured some amazing photos of Mt. Whitney during the early Nautical and Civil twilight hours. Temps. around 23 F. and the above package, while light weight, performed great. See attached photos.

Super sharp but slow to focus

By Sarah
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

I love this lens, it's super lightweight and much better than my EF 85 1.8mm. I initially wanted the Rf 85mm 1.2 but since I don't use the 85 so much, mostly for the bride and groom portraits I didn't want to spend almost 3k with an 85mm. I am pretty happy with this lens and the photos are super sharp. It also takes macro shots which is helpful but not my favorite for macro. It is the loudest lens I have ever had while focusing and I felt like the autofocus was pretty slow compared to my other canon and Tamron lens. I will keep this for now, but I plan on upgrading it in the future maybe for the 1.2 or when the RF samyang 85mm 1.4 when it comes out.

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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.
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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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