Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Sample Pictures Gallery (DPReview)

The Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM

DPReview posted a gallery with Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS sample pictures. The Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM is one of the less expensive lenses for the RF mount (not a boutique lens). And it has macro functionality.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.15′
  • One UD Element

Click here to access the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS sample pictures gallery.

This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM MACRO:

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro vs RF 85mm f/1.2L Comparison (worth 4 times the price?)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS Macro vs RF 85mm f/1.2L comparison review. The latter sells at four times the price of the former. Is it worth?

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L is one of the boutique lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, an it gets compared to the $600 RF 85mm f/2 IS STM. Fair? Well, interesting at least since the investigative question is “is it worth to pay 4 times the price for the red ringed one?”.

Alex Barrera wanted to know and with the help of his wife acting as model he compares the two lenses.

Sample files from the comparison are available here. You can follow Alex on Instagram

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro:

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM MACRO Review (a no brainer for EOS R owners)

The Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM

The Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM is one of the less expensive lenses for the RF mount (not a boutique lens). And it has macro functionality.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.15′
  • One UD Element

Photography Blog reviewed the Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM MACRO lens for the Canon EOS R system, and came away with a rather positive impression. This lens is a no brainer, as well as the upcoming RF 50mm f/1.8 will be, and should be in every EOS R owner’s camera bag. From their conclusion:

The RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM is one of the most affordable lenses in the still relatively new Canon full-frame mirrorless system, and thankfully it’s also a great lens to boot.

It’s a very versatile lens, doubling up as both a great 85mm prime for portraits and as a 1:2 magnification macro lens.

Subsequently we think it deserves to find a place in the camera bag of every Canon EOS R owner, especially given the eye-watering size and price of its main rival, the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM.

There’s lots to like in terms of the RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM’s image quality, and very little to complain about.

This lens is sharp almost from the get-go, excellent in the centre and at the edges when shooting wide open at f/2 and outstanding between f/2.8 and f/16.

It’s capable of producing some lovely bokeh effects for what is after all only an f/2 lens, helped by the ability to focus as close as 35cms away from your subject.

Read the review at Photography Blog…

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM MACRO:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Deal: Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Cine Lens – $229 (reg. $299, today only)

Rokinon 85mm T/1.5

Expiring 8/18/2020, Adorama has a very good deal on the Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Cine Lens for Canon with De-Clicked aperture and follow focus fixed lens.

Get the Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Cine Lens on sale at $229. Compare at $299, that’s a 23% discount. Free shipping.

Key features:

  • 85mm focal length for full-frame format
  • Very fast T1.5 maximum aperture
  • 8 blade iris for attractive bokeh
  • Geared focus and aperture control rings
  • “Declicked” aperture control ring
  • Minimum focus distance of 3.6′
  • Internal focusing mitigates lens breathing
  • Aspheric lens element limits spherical aberration
  • Lens multi-coating improves transmission

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Review (potentially incredible, flagship portrait lens)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

Here is another Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review, and again the reviewer is very fond of this “boutique lenses“.

Coming from Christopher Frost Photography, the 8 minutes review below praises the lesns and wants to see if “potentially incredible, flagship portrait lens” is really “good enough to justify its incredibly high price [$2,599]”. Is it?

More Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here. All reviews praise this outstanding lens.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Review (nothing short of outstanding, Optical Limits)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

Here is a Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review by Optical Limits, formerly known as photozone.de.

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L is one of the so called “boutique lenses” for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, and it’s an outstanding optical performer.

From Optical Limit’s conclusion:

As far as sheer optical capabilities are concerned, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 USM L is nothing short of outstanding. It is one of the best – if not the best – lenses that we tested to date. The resolution is outlandish especially considering its extreme max aperture. Most lenses out there would consider themselves to be fortunate if they could deliver a peak performance similar to what the RF 85mm f/1.2 delivers at f/1.2 already. […] If it’s about the capability of producing as much object separation and background/foreground blur as possible, it doesn’t get any better. When looking a bit more into the details, there are a few imperfections though. The lens doesn’t love hard contrasts in the (rear) focus transition zone. To be fair here – you probably won’t notice this is most scenes. Out-of-focus highlights are nicely rendered. However, if you ask yours truly whether to buy this lens or the RF 85mm f/1.2 USM L DS, he’d go for the latter one. Nothing beats a creamy bokeh more but a creamier one – but that’s also a matter of taste, of course. Bokeh fringing is very well controlled albeit not totally absent at f/1.2.

Read the review at Optical Limits…

More Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR