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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 Weight1.54 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 5.4 x 5.4"

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Reviews

Great lens

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

Great lens for the price.

Great prime Lens Price

By Karyssa
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

This lens is not a bad lens. Canon's 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is an alternative to the 85mm f/1.2L and much more affordable. I purchased this lens because I really wanted an 85mm prime lens and the depth of field. The only issue I have with this lens is that the macro capabilities of this lens make for very slow focusing on my EOS R. I'm a professional photographer and this isn't ideal during a Photoshoot when switching between poses. I do love the use for it for personal use when I'm home or not on the job, and for that reason I've kept it for that, but would definitely recommend saving up for the 85mm 1.2 if your a professional.

It's cool

By Quanesha
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-07

It take nice portraits. It's compact and lightweight. Great focal length and sharpness. The only con is, it did not come with lens hood.

Great portrait lens

By JasonM129
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-18

Excellent lens, sharp, lightweight, fast focus. Great dof at f2.

better than anticipated

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

Ordered the lens even though some people complained how noisy the AF is. Great lens for macro and people. Very lite and works in low light.

Fit all my needs for portraits

By Donglan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-01

I read review and decided to go this one. It has been on my camera almost all the time since I got it last week. This lens is incredible from my opnion. I am hobbyist but I take portrait photos for my clients sometimes. It turns out very beautiful. Plus the budget price, light weight and I would consider this one as one of best Canon RF lens.

Great lens but wonky autofocus

By Sinead
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

I absolutely love this lens except for the autofocus when switching from distant to close up. I knew this from YouTube reviews but I can accept that with the price difference and 1:2 macro capabilities. I have taken some stunning and sharp macros with this lens. I get absolutely great bokeh with the f/2 aperture. I use a variable ND filter with no sacrifice in sharpness or color degradation. I just wish the autofocus was better but I can still manually focus on bees in flowers with precision when I need to and I can appreciate the challenge that comes with that. I would give this 5 stars but for that autofocus.

Sharp Canon Macro

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

It was better than I expected!

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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: 2021-12-13

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: 2021-12-13

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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