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Canon unveils highest resolution lens yet

Canon has unveiled its RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens, promising the highest resolution of a Canon lens yet. It features a faster aperture and outstanding auto-focus speeds, making it ideal for capturing candid portraiture and wedding photography.

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Following Canon’s lens development announcement in February, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the first of six RF mount lenses being introduced by Canon in 2019. This lens will take users of the legendary EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM to a higher level of performance. Canon says all six RF lenses will offer incredible quality and versatility.

Impressive resolution for every detail

Designed for the EOS R System, the RF mount improves the state of photography and videography, providing the tools for users to enhance  their skills and shoot creatively with fewer 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 the second lens in Canon’s line-up, after the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, to use Canon’s 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 high image quality, the  aspherical and UD lens elements reduce lens aberrations enabling enhanced optical performance.

Image by Félicia Sisco using Canon’s EOS R and the new RF 85mm F1.2L USM

High-speed, high-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 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 sharper, while the nine-aperture blade system enhances the subject against the smoothly blurred background, ideal for portraiture photography. The ultra-wide aperture transmits 50% more light than an f/1.4 lens for shooting in challenging, lighting conditions – down to -6EV (EOS R) and -5EV (EOS RP) – capturing the atmosphere in lower-light conditions.


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