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A new 85mm F1.2 is on its way for Canon’s mirrorless EOS R system, the fifth lens to join the new lineup of lenses. The medium telephoto prime is a particularly flattering length for portrait and wedding shooters. It’s also the very first RF lens to integrate Canon’s Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) Optics, which will cut down on the chromatic aberrations that show up as ugly colored fringing on high-contrast edges around objects in the frame. It’s a common issue for fast lenses with large apertures. BR Optics sits between the concave and convex lens elements in the lens barrel, allowing wavelengths of light to converge to a single point.
Here is what else we know about it:
- 13 elements in 9 groups, including one aspherical element, an Ultra-low Dispersion element and the new BR optics
- 9 circular aperture blades
- Air Sphere Coating to minimize lens flare and ghosting
- Dust and weather resistant with fluorine coating
- Customizable control ring that can be set to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
- Minimum focusing distance of 2.79 feet
- 12-pin communication system
- Weighs 2.63 lbs
- Available June 2019 for $2699
Check out some sample images shot with the lens below.