Canon completes the trinity with RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS and the RF 85mm f/1.2L DS IS lenses

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Canon has announced two new RF lenses: the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS and the RF 85mm f/1.2L DS I, which completes the company's trinity of f/2.8 glass for the full frame mirrorless RF mount. The announcement expands the total number of lenses in the RF series to ten.


Completing Canon’s F2.8L trinity series for the RF mount, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is Canon’s shortest and lightest interchangeable lens with (stay with us here) a focal length of 70-200mm f/2.8 for interchangeable lens cameras with a 35mm Full Frame image sensor. In real terms, it’s 27% shorter (145mm vs 199mm) and 28% lighter (1066g vs. 1480g) than the EF version.

The lens is the first Canon lens to feature two Nano USM motors in charge of autofocus, which should keep things quiet and smooth while still fast.

Meanwhile, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS sits in the new RF line-up as a complimentary lens to the RF 85mm F1.2L USM. It features an added Canon DS (Defocus Smoothing) coating.

This is a vapor-deposited coating on the front and rear surfaces of an element in the lens that helps to improve the look of bokeh in photos.You can watch a video on the DS technology below.

Other feature include a minimum focusing distance of 0.85m, a customisable control ring, typical L-series weather-resistance, a fluorine coating, and Air Sphere Coating to manage flare and ghosting.

No pricing has been confirmed for either lens yet, but they should be available soon. You can find out more about the new glass at Canon.

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