Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS vs RF 85mm f/1.2L – Defocus Smoothing Worth The Money?

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2 DS Review

Here is another take on the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS. The RF 85mm f/1.2L DS features Canon’s “Defocus Smoothing” optical technology.

Alex Barrera compares the RF 85mm f/1.2L DS with the RF 85mm f/1.2L (i.e. the same lens without Defocus Smoothing).

This is one of the more expensive lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, one of the so-called “boutique lenses“.

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RF 85mm f/1.2L DS key features and description:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Defocus Smoothing Coating for Soft Bokeh
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro Review (D. Abbott)

EF 100mm F/2.8L IS Macro Review

Here is a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro review.

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive video review of the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro lens. A rich set of sample pictures is also available.

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Spectra Coating

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Which One Is The Best Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera? (Canon EOS M50 vs Fuji X-T200 vs Sony a6100)

Best Entry-level Mirrorless Camera

The best entry-level mirrorless camera. Hot question, isn’t it?

DPReview‘s Chris and Jordan compare the Fujifilm X-T200, the Sony a6100 and the Canon EOS M50. And the question is: which one is right for you? While we are (obviously) rooting for the EOS M50, the Fujifilm X-T200 might…well…be interesting too.

More Canon EOS M50 coverage is listed here.

Canon RF Zoom Lenses Comparison (28-70mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm, 24-240mm)

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Rf Mount Canon Eos R

Here is a comparison of Canon RF zoom lenses.

Matt Granger compares four Canon RF zoom lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, these:

The next camera to be announced in the EOS R lineup is the Canon EOS R5, an industry game changer.

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Review (best standard zoom tested so far, Optical Limits)

Canon RF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS Review

Here is a Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS review. The Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS is one of the “holy trinity” lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

The experts at Optical Limits (formerly known as photozone.de) posted their full Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS review.

From their conclusion:

The Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L IS is the best fast standard zoom lenses that we tested to date. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s flawless – standard zoom lenses never are. In terms of resolution, the broader center zone is superbly sharp at all relevant aperture settings. The border quality is also on a very high level. The corner quality varies a bit though. Except for the sweet spot at 50mm, the corners are a tad soft at f/2.8. However, they have recovered nicely at f/5.6 latest. These days you tend to correct the secondary characteristic via image auto-correction. However, when analyzing the raw qualities, the results reveal a couple of issues. The vignetting is rather extreme at 24mm f/2.8 for instance – and that’s despite the very large front element. Complex image distortions are also quite obvious at 24mm and there are fairly visible pincushion distortions at 70mm. Lateral CAs are quite moderate albeit not zilch. The quality of the bokeh is very good as far as general rendition is concerned but not ideal with respect to out-of-focus highlights.

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Canon EOS Ra Review – A Mighty Fine Camera (and not just for astrophotography)

Canon EOS Ra Review

Here is a Canon EOS Ra review. The Canon EOS Ra is a special EOS R camera dedicated to astrophotography.

What sets the EOS Ra apart? The Canon EOS Ra has approximately four times the transmittance of hydrogen-alpha light (656 nm) as the EOS R (see the press release here). Photographs of subjects that reflect a lot of infrared light will therefore appear redder than they actually are.

The Phoblographer posted their full Canon EOS Ra review. From their conclusion:

The Canon EOS Ra is a mighty fine camera. The build quality is fantastic, overall image quality is excellent, the camera is weather-sealed, has a wonderful LCD and EVF, and the images that come from the camera during daytime use are great too.

[…] The Canon EOS Ra is a serious piece of kit. It has been designed for photographers who are passionate about astrophotography, more specifically, deep space photography. If you plan on getting a telescope to attach the EOS Ra to, or if you already own one and the required T-adapters and mounts, you will get the most out of it. If you are just going to do regular wide-angle astrophotography, though, you’re better off looking elsewhere because the specialized Ha filter will be lost on you.

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While the Canon EOS Ra is not the best tool to take pictures in daylight, it delivers “surprisingly great image quality when set to daytime white balance“.

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