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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Lens Review - Verdict

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Value For Money

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 USM DS lens is priced at £3499 and the original Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 USM at £3059.

There are a limited number of 85mm/90mm lenses for Canon RF, but we could look at:

As the original lens is so good, the DS variant will be best value for those who appreciate the subtle beauty for specialised subjects.

For more options have a look at our lens top lists which feature optics we've reviewed and compiled into easy-to-read lists so you can make more informed decisions. 

 

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Verdict

Take an already superb lens and add another extra pinch of "fairy dust" and the result might very well be a Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS. This is applicable to all subject matter of course, but especially so for portraiture and for other "beauty shots" such as flowers. Wedding photographers might well look very carefully at this lens and the gorgeous open aperture results that are possible. The apodisation does make a difference for those who need it.

It is big and expensive, but that could well be a reasonable trade-off considering the quality of the results. Maybe not a lens for everyone, but nonetheless one that can be 'Highly Recommended'.                      

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Pros

  • Outstanding sharpness
  • Virtually no distortion
  • Very low CA
  • Apodisation for enhanced bokeh
  • Highest quality manufacture
  • Very resistant to flare
  • Fast and very accurate AF
  • Weather-resistant

 

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Cons

  • Expensive
  • Bulky
  • Loss in lens speed

Features4.5/5
Handling5/5
Performance5/5
Value4/5
Overall Verdict
 

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