The 85mm focal length is a popular choice when it comes to portrait, wedding, and low-light photography. Canon’s legendary EF 85mm f/1.2L II and EF 85mm f/1.4L lenses hold pride of place as arguably the best go-to portrait primes around. It is safe to say that a dedicated RF version of the 85mm has been highly anticipated. Now the wait is over as Canon has officially released the RF 85mm f/1.2L Mirrorless Portrait Lens, claiming that it offers the highest resolution of any Canon lens launched to date.


The RF 85mm f/1.2L is the first Canon RF lens to sport Canon’s proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) Optics technology that helps to reduce chromatic aberrations and colour fringing. “The BR optical element, first introduced in the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, is inserted into the lens and refracts blue light between the concave and convex lenses,” Canon says. “This enables the convergence of the entire wavelength of light to one point, resulting in higher image quality from the centre to the edges of an image.”



Other Features:

  • One ultra-low dispersion element and one aspherical element along with BR optics help to reduce chromatic aberration and distortion
  • Air Sphere Coating (ASC) to control flare and ghosting and increase contrast
  • Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor with full-time manual override
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm
  • Maximum magnification: 0.12x
  • Front thread: 82mm
  • Minimum focusing distance of 2.79 feet/0.85 meters
  • Customisable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin communication system
  • L-Series dust and weather resistant build with fluorine coating