Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS Review – Is “Defocus Smoothing” Worth The Money?

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2 DS Review

Here is a Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS review. The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS features Canon’s “Defocus Smoothing” otpical technology (see video below to learn more about it).

Lens Rentals reviewed the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS. They liked the “incredible sharpness”, fast and accurate AF, the “Defocus Smoothing” technology, and obviously the high quality build quality of a Canon L lens. They didn’t like so much the price (who does?) and the fact you loss approximately 1.3 stops of light with Defocus Smoothing.

From their conclusion:

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS left [the reviewer] conflicted. On one hand, its a really great lens with incredible sharpness. On the other hand, it’s an overpriced great lens with a gimmicky moniker. I love this lens and the images I was able to produce while using it, but I don’t think the Defocus Smoothing made the images any better or worse. For me personally, this lens has made me further my appreciation for the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L non-DS, as it shares the same level of sharpness without the $300 added to the cost.

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Canon 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 EOS-1D X Mark III Review: Real World AF Comparison With Sony a9 II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here is a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review, comparing the AF tracking system with the Sony a9 II.

Jared Polin (aka FroKnowsPhoto) compared the AF tracking perfomance of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the Sony a9 II.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III manual is online at Canon USA, and you can download it here.

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Canon EOS R Review – Comparing It To The EOS C500 Mark II

Canon Eos R Review

Here is a somewhat different Canon EOS R review. Ok, I know, comparing apples with pears. Never the less we think it’s an interesting comparison.

Potato Jet On YouTube compares the Canon EOS R with the Canon EOS C500 Mark II. That’s comparing a $1,800 camera with a $16,000 professional tool for videographers. Apples vs. pears, but…: can the EOS R keep up with the C500 II when it comes to video? Can it be a backup body for videographers? Find out in the video below.

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Canon EOS R key features:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review – Sample Pictures (raw and some JPG, DPReview)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here are some Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review sample pictures.

DPReview posted a first set of sample pictures for their upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review . Raw files are available for download, and some raw to jpg converted files too. A pre-production model was used.

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Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 vs Sigma 30mm f/1.4 – Which Is The Better Buy?

Sigma 30mm F/1.4

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 or Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4? Do you own a Canon EOS M mirrorless camera and are you looking for a fast prime lens to use with it? Bear with us.

In the video below, Todd Dominey discusses pro and cons of the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 and the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lenses. Both have comparable focal lenghts and have a native EF-M mount.

[…] if you own an EF-M mount camera, which lens is the better buy? Which lens produces the best color? Which lens performs best in low light? Which lens is sharper?

Find out in the video below.

I like the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 better.

Is there room/market for an EOS R with APS-C sensor, given the EOS M system?

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for EOS M key features:

  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 48mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements

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