Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM to hit stores in June
A popular focal length with portrait photographers, the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM promises beautiful bokeh in de-focused areas, and will be the company's second lens to feature Canon's Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) Optics, designed to help manage chromatic aberration.
There's 13 elements in 9 groups, and Canon has also included its Air Sphere Coating (ASC), which helps to minimise lens flare and ghosting. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 85cm.
Finally there's also a lens control ring on the front of the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens allowing for customisable control over aperture, shutter speed, ISO or exposure compensation.
Canon says a further five lenses are in development and planned for release in 2019, taking the total number of RF lenses available to 10 by year-end:
- RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM
- RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
- RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
- RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM
- RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS, with Defocus Smoothing coating
No pricing details have been confirmed yet, but in the meantime, you can find out more at Canon.