New Lenses for Canon EOS-R

New RF Mount lens available for purchase in Australia from June 2019

Following the development announcement in February of six new full-frame lenses for the innovative new EOS R System and RF Mount, today Canon Australia confirms the availability from June 2019 of the first of these new lenses: the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM.

The RF 85mm f/1.2L USM is a large-aperture, mid-telephoto prime lens ideal for portrait and wedding photographers shooting on EOS R System full-frame mirrorless cameras. Featuring a large f/1.2 aperture, the new lens enables beautiful bokeh in de-focused areas and stunning resolution on the focus subject. The lens takes full advantage of the advanced optical designs made possible by Canon’s new RF Mount – which enables a short back focus and large 54mm diameter – to achieve the highest optical performance of Canon’s 85mm-focal-length[i] interchangeable lenses. Among its achievements is the delivery of high resolution and contrast even at the maximum f/1.2 aperture.

Photographers can also experience new levels of control and intuitive shooting thanks to the lens control ring featured on the front of the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens which enables customisable control over aperture, shutter speed, ISO or exposure compensation.

2019 development roadmap

Canon continues to rapidly expand the RF lens series with a further five lenses 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, offering a combination of beautifully smooth, defocused foreground and background bokeh and a super-fast aperture to produce breathtaking portraits.

RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Key Specifications:

–          f/1.2 aperture for incredible bokeh

–          L-Series professional lens for EOS R System cameras

–          Lens control ring for intuitive control over manual settings

–          0.85m minimum focus distance

–          Air Sphere Coating (ASC) for reduced flare and ghosting

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