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A few more images of the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM leak out ahead of this week’s announcement

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The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM development was announced back in February along with 5 other lenses, including a second 85mm f/1.2L lens with defocus smoothing, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS USM.

We expect the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM to be officially announced on or around May 9, 2019, and it will be available for preorder on that day.

mb66energy

EOS 5D Mark IV
Dec 18, 2011
1,545
400
Germany
www.MichaelBockhorst.de
Looks like 90-95 mm diameter and 120-130mm length w/o lens hood - what a beast and I think it can be used as a good model for what 1 kg is!

But I expect stellar overall IQ hopefully without clinical sharpness but with "realistic" photographic results.
 
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padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
1,274
940
It is still a big improvement over a 5D + EF 85/1.2L II combo.
Sharper, smaller, lighter, much faster to focus, tracks the eye as well (and of course it costs more)
 

Viggo

EOS R5
Dec 13, 2010
4,881
1,541
If it’s anything like the 50 I’m buying, and I expect it is :cool:
 
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AlP

EOS R5
CR Pro
Sep 5, 2018
69
118
According to Nokishita the price will (might) be 359,100 JPY, release date end of June
 
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Berowne

... they sparkle still the right Promethean fire.
Jun 7, 2014
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ca. 3000€ for a 85mm Prime-Lens. Canon will finally enter the Leica/Otus-Class. :)
 
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mb66energy

EOS 5D Mark IV
Dec 18, 2011
1,545
400
Germany
www.MichaelBockhorst.de
Dear Canon: Please make a humble RF 50mm f/1.4 IS

Give it a good balance between size, optical quality and a reasonable MFD - in EOS M land the EF-M 32mm is a dream lens if it comes to "balance": Photographic IQ is excellent (maybe it gets sharper but not "more natural"), the MFD or better minimum reproduction ratio of 1:4 results to an image field of ~ 60 x 90mm which is no macro but fully in the close up range.
I would trade in the f/1.4 for 1:2 macro and be very satisfied with f/1.8!
 

bokehmon22

EOS RP
Oct 31, 2016
359
186
Wow that's expensive!

359,100 Japanese Yen equals
$3,253.81 United States Dollar

I guess with Canon predicting declining sales, the price of lenses are going to be more expensive.
 

degos

EOS RP
Mar 20, 2015
428
371
At this rate there's going to be a huge gulf between Canon's EOS-M lenses and RF lenses. Which manufacturer will fill the gap? Seems with Canon's obsession with $3000 perfection there's a gap for Tamron to get in with 1.8 VC lenses at reasonable ( e.g. affordable by average wedding shooter ) prices.
 
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padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
1,274
940
From the MSRP differences it looks like it's going to be about 10% less than the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, so about 2700$
 
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wockawocka

EOS R
Sep 13, 2011
870
183
That's a lot of money for a fixed focal length lens unless Canon aren't looking to sell many of them. Or maybe as they're introducing a new line of glass they don't actually want to sell that many due to their current capacity.

Either way, thank goodness for mount adapters.
 
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bokehmon22

EOS RP
Oct 31, 2016
359
186
At this rate there's going to be a huge gulf between Canon's EOS-M lenses and RF lenses. Which manufacturer will fill the gap? Seems with Canon's obsession with $3000 perfection there's a gap for Tamron to get in with 1.8 VC lenses at reasonable ( e.g. affordable by average wedding shooter ) prices.

Sigma & Tamron are already filling those gap left from Canon, Sony, Nikon. For 1/2-2/3 the price, you can get close to similar performance or exceed it. Sigma have alot of 1.4 Art lenses.

I have no doubt Canon 85 1.2 RF will be a great lens, but it just a diminish return buying expensive lenses.