Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens

With a fast f/1.2 aperture, the lens is superb in low light offering incredible sharpness and creative expression with pleasing and unique bokeh.

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens

With a fast f/1.2 aperture, the lens is superb in low light offering incredible sharpness and creative expression with pleasing and unique bokeh.

SKU: 3447C005AA

Cat no: 36079

  • The perfect focal length for portraits
  • Fast and bright with superb optical precision
  • Advanced lens elements and coatings
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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM

For beautiful flattering portraits with razor sharpness and superb low-light performance, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM offers the ultimate in creative potential.

The Ultimate Portrait Lens: Capture Detail Like Never Before
Offering a superior optical performance thanks to its advance lens design and the use of ground-breaking Canon optics, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the ultimate portrait lens for next generation imaging.

Portraits
Use shallow focus and exceptional sharpness to bring new detail and dimension to portraits thanks to exceptional optical engineering, advanced lens coatings and RF mount technology.

Street Photography
Stay discreet and in control on the street thanks to rapid focusing from a high performance USM motor that ensures the lens locks onto a subject, so you’ll never miss a moment.

Low Light
Keep on shooting long after the sun goes down thanks to a fast and wide f/1.2 maximum aperture that captures every detail with superb edge to edge sharpness.

The Perfect Focal Length for Portraits
The RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the ideal short telephoto for flattering portraits, producing elegant and detailed results with a pleasing perspective and no distortion.

Fast and Bright with Superb Optical Precision
With a fast f/1.2 aperture, the lens is superb in low light offering incredible sharpness and creative expression with pleasing and unique bokeh.

Advanced Lens Elements and Coatings
The lens employs Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) optics and a UD lens element which negate colour aberrations from affecting image quality, while a ground aspheric lens element ensures the highest image quality and ASC coating prevent flare and ghosting.

L-Series Build Quality and Weather-Sealing
The build quality redefines L-series quality with weather-sealing and fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements to guard against water and dust.

Fast USM Motor and Lens Control Ring
Thanks to the fast speed of the RF mount and the use of a large ring type USM focusing motor, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is fast to lock onto a subject while the Lens Control Ring provides additional customisable control over settings.

Impressive Resolution for Every Detail
Designed for the EOS R System, the RF mount redefines the possibilities of photography and videography, providing the tools for users to enhance their skills and shoot creatively without limitations. Developed in line with technological advancements and end user feedback, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM uses the RF mount’s advanced possibilities to enhance image quality and communication between the lens and the full-frame mirrorless camera body.

The 85mm short telephoto lens provides the ideal focal length for portraits and a flattering perspective for faces. The RF 85mm F1.2L USM is only the second lens in Canon’s line-up, after the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, to use Canon’s unique BR optic technology, which effectively corrects axial chromatic aberration that is not completely correctable with a combination of traditional glass lenses – improving resolution and sharpness. Ensuring incredibly high image quality for every shot, the aspherical and UD lens elements reduce lens aberrations enabling stunning optical performance.

High-Speed, High-Quality
The RF 85mm F1.2L USM s one of Canon's fastest aperture autofocus lenses for its full-frame mirrorless range of cameras. When coupled with the short telephoto length and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the fast f/1.2 aperture creates stunning shallow depth of field, bokeh and background separation. The lens aperture makes the subject leap from the image, while the nine-aperture blade system enhances the subject against the smoothly blurred background, ideal for portraiture photography. The ultra-wide aperture transmits 50 per cent more light than a f/1.4 lens for shooting in challenging lighting conditions - down to -6EV (EOS R) and -5EV (EOS RP) - capturing the atmosphere in every moment.

Using the same ring type USM motor as the RF 50mm F1.2L USM, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM ensures sharp focus is found swiftly and accurately, allowing objects to be tracked as they move around the frame. Coupled with a new microprocessor, which uses a new high-performance CPU and firmware, the lens utilises the EOS R system, increasing data transfer and resulting in faster operation and AF, allowing the photographer to capture split-second moments.

Exceptional Handling and Durability
Incorporated in Canon's RF lenses is a control ring - where settings are programmable to TV, AV, ISO and exposure setting - adds a layer of customisation, making it ideal for wedding photographers who need ranging settings for both perfect candid moments and beautifully modelled shots. The lens is also equipped with a full-time manual focus ring, which allows manual focusing by turning the focusing ring, without the need to switch to MF mode. Ideal for shooting outdoors, or on location, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM features the iconic L-Series weatherproofing, sealing the lens to protect against adverse weather conditions when shooting outdoors or on location.

Lens Accessories
Enhance your perspective with lens accessories from Canon. Our range of lens caps, cases and pouches ensure your lenses stay secure and protected between uses. We have lens hoods and lens filters specially designed to guard and assist your lens in varied working conditions, such as shielding from stray light or allowing you to get a better close-up of the natural world.

Key Features:

  • Extreme high performance 85mm prime lens
  • 85mm focal length to provide flattering perspective ideal for portraits
  • Very Large f/1.2 aperture with 9-aperture blade for superior low light performance and smooth background blur
  • BR optics (Blue Spectrum Refractive optics) reduce chromatic aberration ensuring the highest image quality
  • Aspherical and UD elements ensure the highest resolution across of the image
  • USM motor for smooth, near-silent operation
  • Control Ring - giving direct control over Tv/Av/ISO settings
  • ASC (Air Sphere Coating) prevents flare and ghosting from deteriorating image quality

Product Specification

Optical Features/Specifications
Image Size Full Frame
Angle of View (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 24º, 16º, 28º 30'
Lens Construction (elements/groups) 13/9
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9
Minimum Aperture 16
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.85
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.12
Distance Information Yes
Image Stabilisation -1
AF Actuator USM
Dust/Moisture Resistance Yes2
Physical Specifications
Filter Diameter (mm) 82
Max. Diameter x Length (mm) 103.2 x 117.3
Weight (g) 1195
Accessories
Lens Cap E-82 II
Lens Hood ET-89
Lens Case/Pouch LP1424
Rear End Cap Lens Dust Cap RF
Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II Not Compatible
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II Not Compatible
Extender Compatibility Not Compatible
Other Accessories -
  1. Tested under CIPA standards
  2. Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause slight abrasion of the camera mount. This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance.
  • 1x Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens
  • 1x Lens Hood ET-89
  • 1x Lens Cap E-82II
  • 1x Lens Dust Cap RF
  • 1x Soft Pouch LP1424

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