Yongnuo YN RF 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM For Canon EOS R Announced

YN RF 85mm

Yongnuo announced a new lens, it’s for the RF mount and it’s the YN RF 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM.

YN RF 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM press release:

Small body, lightweight

This product is designed for RF mount mirrorless camera,the maximum diameter and length of the lens is about 67×88mm, and the net weight is only about 380g. The lightweight design is good for long-term handhold shooting and video recording.

Equipped with a control ring, supports silent operation

Users can assign common functions such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, etc. to the control ring according to their needs. Rotating the control ring can quickly adjust the corresponding parameters, greatly improving operation convenience creative efficiency.

The lens is also designed with a “Click” switch: After Click is turned on, turning the control ring will have a clear sense of gear and a “click” sound; When the Click is turned off, turning the control ring will not make any noise, which is helpful during video recording.

Note: The control ring and manual focus ring are integrated designs, please set the switch to the corresponding position when using.

Equipped with AF/MF focus mode switch,supports full-time manual focus.

Through the AF/MF focus mode switch, you can quickly switch the focus mode. When the autofocus operation is set to [ONE SHOT], you can focus manually after you keep pressing the shutter button halfway to complete the focus (full-time manual focus).

Note: The full-time manual focus function can only be used normally after enabling the corresponding settings on the camera. For detailed operations, please refer to the camera manual.

Equipped with quiet DSM stepping motor

Digitally controlled stepping motor (DSM) has a quick start-stop response, high focusing accuracy, and quieter focusing action, which is suitable for photo shooting and video recording.

The lens mount is equipped with a dust-proof and water-proof rubber ring

The lens mount is equipped with a dust-proof and water-proof rubber ring,which can effectively resist the entry of dust and water droplets.

Note: The mount position of this lens has a certain degree of waterproof performance, but it is not completely waterproof. If you are shooting in rainy weather, please try to keep the lens from getting wet.

YN RF 85mm

Equipped with a low-dispersion lens

Equipped with one low-dispersion glass, which can effectively suppress the dispersion problem.

With 9 optical lenses in 8 groups, the nano-multilayer coating process

The lens adopts an optical structure of 9 lenses in 8 groups, and the lens has a nano-multilayer coating process, which can effectively increase the light transmittance and suppress back-light ghosts and glare.

F1.8 large aperture, 7 aperture blades

Flexible use of F1.8 large aperture, easy to obtain soft blur effect, highlighting the subject.

The lens is designed with 7 aperture blades. It can shoot circular diffuse spots. It can also take pictures with 14 starburst effects if the aperture is appropriately reduced.

USB firmware upgrade

Equipped with a USB Type-C interface, you can download the latest firmware to upgrade the lens to keep the lens at its best performance.

Metal bayonet, gold-plated contacts

The lens adopts high-precision metal bayonet and gold-plated contacts, which can effectively improve the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance. At the same time, it can maintain reliable communication between the camera and the lens, and realize functions such as autofocus, aperture control, and EXIF information transmission.

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L vs Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L Depth Of Field Comparison

Canon Firmware Update RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Somewhat different review today. Comparing the depth of field of two highly regarded Canon RF-mount lenses: RF 70-200mm f/2.8L vs RF 85mm f/1.2.

SLR Lounge | Photography Tutorials compares the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L lenses with an eye on depth of field.

More 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
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

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

The RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS has been called the “first killer lens” for the EOS R and indispensable for professional photographers. More RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here, and it’s worth to have a look also to the teardown.

Key features and description:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Super UD Element, One UD Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
  • Dual Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L vs EF 85mm f/1.2L Comparison Review

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

How much better are Canon’s RF mount lenses compared to their EF mount siblings? Find out in this video review about the RF 85mm f/1.2L and its EF counterpart.

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L at a glance:

  • F-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • lue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Christopher Frost posted his Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L vs EF 85mm f/1.2L comparison review. He calls the RF 85mm f/1.2L “monstrously awesome”, and we agree.

There is another review by C. Frost about this lens. More Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here. All reviews praise this outstanding lens.

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

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

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Full Frame Outperforms Medium Format: Canon EOS R5 & 85mm f/1.2L vs Hasselblad 80mm f/1.9

Eos R5 8k Video

Once more the Canon EOS R5 shows how innovative Canon’s latest imaging sensors are. The R5 full frame sensor paired with some of Canon’s best RF mount glass outperforms a medium format system.

The folks at Sonder Creative compares the Canon EOS R5 with the RF 85mm f/1.2L lens to the Hasselblad X1D II with the XCD 80mm f/1.9. Well, it seems the full frame EOS R5 outperforms the medium format Hasselblad X1D II.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

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

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 MACRO IS STM Review (lot of great virtues optically)

Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM Review

Here is a new Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Review. The RF 85mm f/2 is one of the less expensive lenses for the EOS R system.

Coming from Dustin Abbott, this is a full and exhaustive Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Review. From Dustin Abbott’s conclusion:

[the RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM] has a lot of great virtues optically, delivering great detail, nice bokeh, and a quality of rendering that is quite excellent.

But the autofocus left me often frustrated, and that’s even more disappointing in a day where I’m seeing great autofocus from all kinds of players in the lens market.  […]  This lens needed Canon’s Nano-USM rather than the cheaper STM motor.  The great optical performance is unfortunately let down by a disappointing autofocus system.

[…] I really, really want to love this lens, as the idea of an affordable, optically excellent 85mm lens that just happens to do 1:2 macro competently is an enticing one. But while I loved the images I got from the [RF 85mm f/2], I found the process of getting them often frustrating. You’ll have to determine whether you can live with the flaws I’ve detailed. User reviews are generally very positive, though the one caveat that does routinely show up is some disappointment with the autofocus. The lens is otherwise good enough that it might be worth living with, but ultimately you’ll have to make that call for yourself.

As usual the review comes with a huge set of sample pictures, comparison charts, and all the information you might want to know. Dustin’s reviews are what I look for when I am about to purchase new gear. And for those who prefer to watch their reviews, Dustin Abbott provides a comprehensive video-review.

A 13 minutes summary of the review:

And the full and definitive review:

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Other reviews have been more positive and consider the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM to be a very good performer. Some say this lens is just a no brainer for any EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro:

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

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Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Review (can it offer superior image quality?)

Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM Review

Here is a new, good Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM review. This relatively affordable lens for the EOS R is gaining momentum among reviewers.

Coming from Christopher Frost, the Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM review investigates image stabilization, macro ability and overall image quality, among other stuff. Image quality can’t be that bad if this lens scored better than the EF 85mm f/1.2 at DxOMark”s test.

The Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is a very good performer, other reviews confirmed it. This lens is just a no brainer for any EOS R owner.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro:

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

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