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Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his exhaustive review of the brand new Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM. Canon’s latest “affordable” fast prime.
As we’ve read and seen from other reviewers, this lens appears to be a big winner, especially once the price is considered. A lot of photographers will end up with this lens in their kit.
The compact size and light weight make this lens comfortable to carry and use for long time periods. Image stabilization means the tripod can often be left behind, which also decreases the overall carry weight and setup time. While the RF 85mm f/2 IS STM does not get professional build quality or the ultimate image quality, it performs well with accurate AF performance ensuring this lens’s sharp image quality is fully realized, even with the very shallow depth of field this lens creates at close focus distances with narrow apertures. Read the full review