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:
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