Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Defocus Smoothing Lens

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product overview
product overview
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Defocus Smoothing Coating for Soft Bokeh
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Pairing a cherished short-telephoto focal length with an exceptionally bright maximum aperture, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Lens is also characterized by its advanced optical design to produce well-corrected imagery. The fast f/1.2 design excels in difficult lighting conditions and also benefits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. An ultra-low dispersion element and one aspherical element are featured to control various aberrations and distortion for great sharpness and resolution. Individual elements also feature an Air Sphere Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for high contrast and colour fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions.

Differentiating itself from Canon's other RF 85mm f/1.2 lens, this version features a DS (Defocus Smoothing) coating that helps to soften and smooth the bokeh quality when working at wider aperture settings, making it particularly suitable for shallow depth of field applications.

Beyond the bokeh-optimized design, the optical layout of this lens incorporates a Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics element; a specially developed element that helps to nearly eliminate chromatic aberrations and colour fringing for notable clarity and colour accuracy.

Complementing the imaging capabilities is an apt ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, which delivers fast, near-silent autofocus and full-time manual focus override. A unique Control Ring is also integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself.

Key Features

  • Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating for beautiful smooth bokeh
  • F/1.2 aperture for easy low light shooting
  • L-Series professional lens for EOS R series cameras
  • Lens control ring for easy control over manual settings

High image quality | Beautiful bokeh | Reduced Chromatic Aberration

Beautiful Bokeh with DS* Coating

Great for portrait, wedding, and fashion imagery, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens, with Defocus Smoothing, provides an even smoother bokeh and rendering of out-of-focus highlights, particularly when it's used at or near its maximum f/1.2 aperture. What you focus on will be very sharp, and the edges of background highlights will be smoother than the non-DS version of the RF 85mm lens.

High Image Quality and Bright f/1.2 Aperture

The RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens distinguishes itself by not only maintaining incredibly high image quality, but also maintaining smoother edges even with a wide opening at its f/1.2 maximum aperture. With 13 elements in 9 groups and a 9-blade aperture system, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens helps create intimacy and intensity in both photos and videos for impactful results.

Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR) Reduces Chromatic Aberration

Thanks to our BR optics (Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics), the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens helps capture beautiful detailed photos with minimal chromatic aberration, while also providing stunning resolution. Excellent rendering performance can be achieved from the maximum aperture.

Minimum Focusing Distance of 0.85m Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
With a minimum focusing distance of 0.85m and a maximum magnification of approx. 0.12x, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens is capable of capturing sharp and detailed images from various distances. Whether you're shooting portraits, still life or close-ups, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens can easily provide sharp images with minimal distortion, and dramatic background blurring expressions. A control ring on the lens barrel can directly adjust numerous settings including shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and more. Located towards the front of the lens and effectively adding a third dial to the main dial and quick control dial of the EOS R series cameras, the control ring has a tactile, easily distinguished surface and features a clicking mechanism that provides tangible feedback for confident use while looking through the viewfinder.

Dust- and Weather-resistant with Fluorine Coating

For reliable performance even when weather conditions get difficult, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens features dust- and weather-resistant construction in the lens mount, switch panel and all rings. Sealing is applied to lens joining sections, and switch panels to help prevent water and dust from entering into the lens.

Fluorine Coating

The RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens features fluorine coatings on the front and rearmost surfaces to help prevent dirt and dust from sticking to the lens, making it easy to clean off smudges and fingerprints.

High Reliability and Durability for Professional Use Vibration Shock Resistance
Like all L series lenses, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens is built to endure the rigors of professional use. Constructed to be rugged, refined and precise, it can be operated intuitively so concentration can remain on the subject at hand. Engineered to accommodate its optical system, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens features L series level vibration shock resistance in the lens barrel, helping to maintain focus and settings even in turbulent situations.

High-speed Communication with the Camera

Designed to quickly process data, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens features the 12 pin communication system inherent in all RF lenses. This helps to accelerate AF, Image Stabilization, the Digital Lens Optimizer and more, helping to simplify complex operations and provide a quick and reliable user experience.

Lens Information Display In-camera Digital Lens Optimizer
As part of the EOS R system, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens works with an EOS R series camera so that its lens information is displayed right in the viewfinder, making it easy to confirm the lens's focal length without looking away from the subject at hand. The EOS R system's 12 pin communication system enables the Digital Lens Optimizer, which works in-camera to combat aberrations and image deterioration, especially in the edges of the image frame when shooting at a large aperture. Data from the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens is transferred automatically to the camera body, facilitating near immediate correction for clear, detailed images.

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  • MPN - RF8512LDS
  • GTIN - 4549292159608
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Mount RF
Focal Length 85mm
Maximum aperture f/1.2
Minimum aperture f/16
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.85m
Maximum magnification 0.12x
Lens Construction 13 elements in 9 groups
Aspherical Lens One
Special low dispersion glass One UD
Special glass material BR optical element in one location
Special coating ASC, fluorine coating, Defocus Smoothing
Dust resitance, water resistance Supported
Aperture blades 9 (circular)
Filter Diameter 82mm
Maximum diameter and length 103.2mm x 117.3mm
Weight Approx. 1195g
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What’s In The Box
  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood

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What’s In The Box
  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood

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