Lenses for EOS R

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L 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.

A great lens for...

  • 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.

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The perfect focal length for portraits

The RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the ideal short telephoto focal length 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 F1.2 aperture, the lens is superb in low light offering incredible sharpness and creative expression with pleasing bokeh and no loss of image quality.

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Advanced lens elements and coatings

The lens employs Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) optics which negate colour aberrations while a ground aspheric lens element eliminates spherical aberrations caused by a large maximum aperture.

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, dust and scratches.

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Fast USM motor and Lens Control Ring

Thanks to the fast speed of the RF mount, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is fast to lock onto a subject while the Lens Control Ring provides additional control over settings.

Available 2nd half 2019

RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS - A unique high-performance lens offering a combination of beautifully smooth defocused background bokeh and a super fast aperture to produce breathtaking portraits.

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  • F1.2 maximum aperture

    For low light performance and shallow depth of field

  • BR optics

    For ultimate control over aberrations

  • Aspherical and UD elements

    For exceptionally sharp images

  • USM motor

    For smooth, fast and near-silent operation

  • ASC (Air Sphere Coating)

    To prevent flare and ghosting

  • Lens control ring

    For extra control over ISO, aperture and shutter

What’s in the box?

  • RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens

  • Lens Hood ET-89

  • Lens cap E-82II

  • Lens Dust Cap RF

  • Soft pouch LP1424

Hands holding a Canon EOS R camera and a Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens.

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In the hands of professionals

In the hands of professionals Discover how the RF 85mm F1.2L USM performs in a wide variety of shooting situations in the hands of Canon professionals.

  • Creative portraiture with the Canon RF 85mm

    Pro photographer Rosie Hardy reveals the story behind her first portrait shoots with the Canon EOS R and the RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens.

  • Bridal portraits with the RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens

    Wedding photographer and Canon Ambassador Félicia Sisco talks about shooting editorial-style bridal portraits with the RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens.

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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.

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