Canon To Announce Two Different RF 85mm f/1.2L Lenses For EOS R Systems, One Having “Defocus Smoothing”?

Defocus Smoothing

It appears so.

The image leaked today contains a “DS” (Defocus Smoothing) signature after the “USM” (see image above). The picture of the RF 85mm f/1.2L leaked last week does not have the “DS” signature (see image below).

RF 85mm f/2

“Defocus Smoothing” has been trademarked by Canon. We think it’s an optical technology to make the lens bokeh, well, smoother.

So there may be six and not five new RF lenses Canon is set to announce on Thursday February 14, 2019, along with the EOS RP.

Stay tuned.

The Upcoming Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L DS Lens Has “Defocus Smoothing” (trademarked by Canon)

RF 85mm F/1.2L USM

UPDATE: we have reason to believe Canon will announce two RF 85mm f/1.2L lenses, one with and one without “Defocus Smoothing”.

In a few days Canon will announce the EOS RP and five new lenses for the RF mount.

Among the five lenses there is the Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L DS lens. Nokishita found that Canon registered “Defocus Smoothing” as a trademark, and it’s very likely the “DS” in the lens’ moniker stands for “Defocus Smoothing”.

If we have to make an educated guess, “Defocus Smoothing” might be an optical technology to enhance the lens’ bokeh. Since the RF 85mm has f/1.2, and hence already provides a lot of bokeh, it would make sense to enhance it further.

We will soon know more. Stay tuned for the announcement on February 14, 2019. Any suggestion about “Defocus Smoothing” is welcome.

This Is The Canon EOS RP, Images and Specifications

Canon Eos Rp

Ladies and Gentleman, this is the upcoming Canon EOS RP, leaked at Nokishita.

Announcement of the Canon EOS RP is on February 14, 2019.

  • 26.2 Million Pixels Full Size Sensor
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • DIGIC 8
  • 5 fps
  • ISO sensitivity: 100 to 40000 (equivalent to extended ISO: 50, 51200, 102400)
  • Organic EL EVF
  • 3″ type touch panel variable angle liquid crystal
  • Dual Sensing IS
  • DLO in camera, RAW development in camera, C-RAW compatible
  • Size: 132.5 x 85.0 x 70.0 mm
  • Weight: Approximately 440 g (body only), about 485 g (including batteries?)
  • Kit lens: RF 24 – 105mm F/4L IS USM

More images of the Canon EOS RP after the break.

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Confirmed: Canon EOS RP To Feature 26MP Sensor

RF 85mm F/1.2L USM

UPDATE: a set of reliable specifications leaked.

Turns out the unknown source who yesterday suggested the Canon EOS RP will have a 26MP sensor was right.

Nokishita just leaked some specifications about the upcoming Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless camera (machine translated):

We have been able to confirm the canon “EOS RP” at the moment. SKU is “3380c001”. “DS126751” of radio wave certification. The model ID is “K433”. Kit with 24-105MMUSM kit and Mount Adapter kit. 26.2 million pixel full-size sensor. Battery “LP-E17.” Supports external grip “EG-E1”

Model denomination K433 has been used for registration at a wireless certification authority. The EOS RP is Canon’s next full frame mirrorless camera, it’s an entry level camera and it will come as kit with the RF 24-105mm lens and bundled with the EF to RF lens adapter.

A previously rumored list of specifications has now to be considered unreliable.

The fact the EOS RP has a 26MP sensor will lead many to argue Canon has recycled the Canon EOS 6D Mark II sensor.

Announcement of the EOS RP and five new RF lenses is expected for February 14, 2019.

Stay tuned.