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The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS lens features Canons Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating to deliver ultra-creamy out of focus areas. Designed primarily for portrait photographers, the Defocus Smoothing coating has the effect of gradually decreasing the transmission factor from the centre to the periphery of the lens to allow backgrounds to fall in a more gradual and linear fashion.

Smooth Specular Highlights

The Defocus Smoothing is acheived by using a vapor-deposited coating that’s added to two elements within the 85mm f/1.2L DS. This apodization technology works by gradually decreasinge the light transmission factor from the centre to the periphery of the lens to produce a smoother out of focus characteristic, particularly when rendering specular highlights.

Super Wide f/1.2 Lens Aperture

An excellent choice for low-light conditions, the 85mm has a f/1.2 aperture for better light transmission. It’s not just about being brighter though; the large aperture combined with the short telephoto focal length creates a super shallow depth-of-field that allows you to focus (pun intended) the attention of your audience.

9-Bladed Circular Aperture

If beautiful looking bokeh is what you’re looking for the Canon RF 85mm won’t disappoint, with a 9-bladed circular aperture that turns point light sources into giant soft orbs when out of focus.

USM for Fast and Accurate Focus

Using a Ring-type USM system allows the 85mm f/1.2L DS to have snappy focus speeds that are super accurate. Combined with Canon’s new Eye-AF firmware this makes it even easier you can capture more in focus shots to increase your hit rate.

Built for Canon Mirrorless

The Canon RF mount lenses have been designed specifically for the Canon R series of mirrorless models, with a customisable control ring that can be set to a range of different options from the camera. The control ring is slightly raised making it easy to distinguish between the rings.

85cm Min Focus Distance

To help capture more intimate portraits the lens can focus as close as 85cm, this lets you to get closer to your subject to capture the emotion of the moment. Perfect for covering action whether it’s up close or further away in the distance.

L-Series Optics

Canon’s L-series of lenses are renown for being premium lenses that are reliable tools for professionals. The RF 85mm L Series is no exception and features a BR (Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics) element along with a UD (Ultra-Low Dispersion Glass) Element and a ground aspherical lens of that deliver one of Canon’s highest quality optical performance to date.

Rugged and Built to Last

A fluorine coating helps you keep the front of the lens clean by protecting against water and oil smudges which combined with the dust and weather resistant sealings ensures you can shoot with confidence in a range of weather conditions.

Coated for Colour and Flare Control

The Canon 85mm RF f.1.2L USM DS lens for mirrorless features an ASC (Air Sphere Coating) treatment that reduces flare so you can capture clear images with the right level of contrast, even in bright conditions. Helping to deliver high-end performance time and time again.

Also available in Standard Non-Defocused Smoothing Version

  • Ideal for Weddings and Portraits
  • Defocus Smoothing Lens Coating
  • 85mm Short Telephoto Focal Length
  • Super-Bright f/1.2 Aperture
  • 9-Bladed Aperture
  • Powerful USM Focus System
  • Customisable Control Ring
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Optical Coating

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

85mm f/1.2

Minimum Focusing Distance

2.79 ft./0.85 m

Maximum Magnification


Lens Construction

13 elements in 9 groups

Special Elements

BR Optical element in one location, one UD lens, one ground aspherical lens

Filter Size Diameter

F82 mm

Aperture Blades

9 (circular)

IS (CIPA standard correction effect)


Focus Drive System

Ring type USM

Minimum Overall Length

117.3 mm

Maximum Diameter



Approx. 1.195kg

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

5 year Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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