It appears Canon has trademarked “DS” or defocus smoothing and that the feature will appear in an upcoming Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS.
It appears that we’re going to see both an RF 85mm f/1.2L USM and an RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS announced on Thursday.
What is defocus smoothing? if we had to guess, it’s likely a way to improve the look of out of focus areas or “bokeh”.
Anything that makes an 85mm f/1.2L bokeh even better is going to be pretty awesome.
There have been a lot of patents over the last few years for Canon lenses with apodization filters, which could be related to the Defocus Smoothing we’re seeing here.
That would make RF 6 lenses to be announced on Thursday, we’ve been told as many as 8 are possible.
More to come….