Bokeh for Days! The Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Review

The Canon RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS lens sports brand new Defocus Smoothing coatings to deliver even creamier bokeh than the original RF 85mm f1.2.

In an interesting move, Canon announced the RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS less than six months after first introducing the original RF 85mm f1.2. The DS is essentially a Special Edition of the original RF 85mm f1.2 portrait lens. What sets the Canon RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS apart is the new Defocus Smoothing coating incorporated into the new lens, and the $2,999 price tag. This lens coating is designed to reduce the amount of light passing through the lens gradually from the center towards the periphery. The resulting bokeh appears smoother and more pleasing. We found a lot to love about the original RF 85mm f1.2. Does the additional Defocus Smoothing coating deliver and help improve upon the well regarded original?

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Canon Announces Two New RF Lenses Geared for Portrait Photographers

If you’re still missing a dedicated portrait lens for your Canon EOS R, you should be on the lookout for these two RF lenses freshly dropped by Canon.

Just switched to the Canon EOS R Full Frame mirrorless system and now looking at your choices for portrait lenses? We bring some good news for you. Canon has just expanded its lineup of RF lenses with two new offerings: RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS and RF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM. The former is pegged as their best performing interchangeable lens yet for the 85mm focal length. The latter promises to make switching the focus between the background and foreground easier without changing the composition, thanks to reduced breathing during focus shifting.

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