The first of six new lenses announced for Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras in February, the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM, is scheduled for local release in June 2019.

Angled view of the new RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens without end caps and lens hood. (Source: Canon.)

Ideal for portrait and wedding photographers, the new RF 85mm f/1.2L USM is a medium telephoto prime lens that features a large f/1.2 aperture and takes full advantage of Canon’s new RF Mount – which boasts a short back focus and large 54 mm diameter – to achieve the highest optical performance of Canon’s 85mm lenses. The fast maximum aperture enables beautiful bokeh in de-focused areas while maintaining high resolution on the focused subject. Air Sphere Coating (ASC) has been applied to ensure reduced flare and ghosting. Like other RF lenses, it includes a lens control ring for intuitive control over manual settings. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 85 centimetres.

Like other lenses in the series, the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens is weather-sealed. It comes with a cylindrical lens hood. Five more lenses in this series are in development and planned for release in 2019, taking the total number of RF lenses available to 10 by year-end:  RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM and RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS, with Defocus Smoothing coating. Click here for more information.