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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens Announced, Price $2,699

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Canon officially announces the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens. The fast prime optic for Canon full frame mirrorless cameras will start shipping from June 20th, 2019. The US price for this lens is $2,699.00 and available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

The lens has a fast f/1.2 design and outstanding AF speeds that excels in difficult lighting conditions and also benefits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

This is the non-DS version of the two rumored 85mm mirrorless lenses. With a short-telephoto focal length and a bright maximum aperture, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens will be an ideal for candid portraiture and wedding photography. You can see the full press text here.

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM 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

The RF 85MM F1.2L USM is 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.

This lens is one of the 6 lenses that are in development. Take a look at the list of upcoming Canon RF lenses in 2019.

In addition, the new Canon’s “holy trinity” RF mount zoom lenses will start shipping before the end of July 2019:

Canon Camera Deals:

$300 off on Canon EOS R body: $1,999 at Amazon

$500 off on Canon EOS R with 24-105mm Lens: $2,899 at Amazon

$200 off on Canon EOS RP with 24-105mm Lens: $2,199 at Amazon

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