Yongnuo, makers of lenses, cameras and other photo accessories, has filed a patent for a modular mirrorless camera system. Read a few more of my posts to catch up though. Earlier this week we published our samples from the new Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN when mounted on a Sony body. Do you mean my colour treatment (don’t know what images you looked at) looks yellow?I don’t know; all are from RAW, so... Hi Michiel953, Not your colour treatment. Canon has chosen to employ a ring-type USM (Ultrasonic Motor) rather than their Nano-USM technology employed in some of the other RF lenses. Je moet daarbij wel rekening houden met het feit dat de Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM niet tot 1:1 gaat zoals bijvoorbeeld de Canon EF 100mm F2.8L IS USM. I am tired to read such comments... One has to accept the fact that the camera bodies have become smaller and lighter... Having a light body is an advantage in any case... You have to hold the combo by the lens... "No image stabilization"... That's rather an issue of the current R/RP bodies, but Canon will habe IBIS too, some day... Having used the similarly sized and roughly the same weight 105 f/1.4 Nikkor lens with a Z7 I can tell you that for some people and in some situations this is a lot of weight. So there are many different viable options on the market just have to decide what's best suited to your needs. Internal focus: Yes That was my only splurge besides the Canon F1n system which cost a lot! The ergonomics looks great. The Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II is a redesign of the original Primoplan 75mm F1.9 designed in 1936. But I personally love the more vintage character of the older EF 85 including all of its weaknesses, so I will keep it. They had time to improve their mirrorless technology-just think about the AF improvements of the firmware updates. It may have slightly deeper DOF, but is lighter, and has a larger and better sensor behind it. I won't be buying it for a hobby. You don't get Defocus Control that saif, but tilt which is very good to place your depth of field as you want to. This all-content, junk-free website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links to approved sources when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. I would love to see a Canon RF 85/2.8 with Defocus Control and Perpective Control. The Z 85mm f1.8S is a really nice lens. Sounds like they‘d prefer workhorse f1.8 primes rather than expensive aspirational 1.2s. I would love to own a LaFerrari, but I don’t complain about the price because I can’t afford it, I understand why it’s expensive and settle for something else. look at those nikon 0.95 noct @ $9000 USD rubbish and non-sense OLED. In many aspects the 85mm f/1.8 outperforms the exotic special-purpose Canon 85mm f/1.2L II that costs five times as much!. Lol I would ascribe it to petty spoiled people, but I think we all know Canon can't do anything right in the eyes of most subscribers of this site. I dont always use it wide open, but it is the best 85 I've ever owned. The new Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 doesn’t just beat Canon’s old 85mm f/1.2 DSLR lens, it also beats the new EF 85mm f/1.4, especially for wide-open sharpness and contrast. • Canon RF lens roadmap You get what you pay for. Planning to treat yourself to a new full-frame camera this holiday season? I do not see first Nikon DSLR still being used... @Bernie, does the Fuji MF has as good Eye-Af as the Canon? The new Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 doesn’t just beat Canon’s old 85mm f/1.2 DSLR lens, it also beats the new EF 85mm f/1.4, especially for wide-open sharpness and contrast. No worries. Weight: 1195g, This is one of Canon’s prestigious L-series lenses, and it has thrown everything at it to make it the best it can possibly be. Consequently, it has the Canon RF lens mount that has a diameter of 54mm and a flange depth of 20mm. You got the obvious answer: APS-C, and MFT. Samyang RF 85mm F1.4 AF Review. The Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro IS USM isn’t perfect, but for $600, it’s close enough. This wouldn’t be a problem on a big and chunky DSLR, but Canon’s RF bodies are designed to be smaller and lighter, and fitted to an EOS R the 85mm does give it a pretty front-heavy feel. As we’ve read and seen from other reviewers, this lens appears to be a big winner, especially once the price is considered. That said, the new RF 85 1.2 is optically the better, more modern lens, no doubt. Some people want higher quality, but don't want to tolerate the extra pain. If you compare the forehead between the eyes, I would say you would need to stop the new lens down to 2.8 to match the old one. DJI's second-generation Pocket camera includes a long list of useful upgrades including a wider, faster lens, a larger sensor, more resolution, improved audio and an optional handle that significantly improves control and supports live streaming. x 4.62in), Optical construction: 13 elements in nine groups. The special interest for Canon owners is that Canon has a particular history with fast portrait lens in its DSLR line-up, notably the old but legendary 85mm f/1.2 and the more modern f/1.4. So there is no reason to complain. Intro Compatibility Specifications Performance ComparedRecommendations Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM (82mm filters, 42.2 oz./1,195g, 2.8'/0.85m close focus, $2,699. But we must not forget the 24-240, which is an affordable companion to the RP. And the lens we're looking at here is likely to be one of the most coveted RF-mount optics, partly because of its classic portrait-friendly focal length and super-wide aperture, but also because Canon bills it as having the finest optical performance of any autofocus-enabled 85mm lens the company has ever released. Nikon would have priced this at $3500 and it would be backordered. Anyway, I can't wait how this Canon RF 85/1.2 will perform. Unusually, this is a group aspheric element, a much more time consuming and expensive process than the ‘glass-moulded’ aspheric elements usually used in modern lens manufacture. Manual focus override: Yes what prevents smaller and lighter (and convenient!) Fair enough. The rear camera (or cameras) on an iPhone has all the latest bells and whistles, but how do you use them to capture a selfie or record a video of yourself? I'd get mine at Adorama, at B&H or at Amazon. More work to shoot it on a Canon body, but there's no denying that dreaminess... Bernie, thanks. Also, I have seen more than once opinion that F1.2 aperture in a tele lens is not as desirable or useable... even when sharp because of too narrow DoF. @viggo "I would love to own a LaFerrari, but I don’t complain about the price because I can’t afford it". It's the microcontrast and backgrounds. Patrick, I can see how you use the lens. Same here, maybe 1.4 at half the price and significantly smaller. The photos from this lens look excellent in every way, however 1,2kg and 3500 Euro is clearly Medium Format territory. You can shoot and being 100% trustful. But if fast is not what you need, there should be f/1.8, f/2 or f/2.8 coming which is much smaller in size and affordable. Probably Canon will also come out with cheaper F4 an non-L lenses, but it makes complete sense for them to start with the high-end. so, you will have price options .. Canon’s old 85mm f/1.2 lens was so slow as to make accurate focus quite tricky, but this new RF version has no such problems. • Best Canon lenses you can get right now for your EOS DSLR Just beautiful. Makes me think of the EF 85 1.2 II that i owned, loved and sold for the same reason/concern many people have raised and that is weight and size. You are stuck in the “sensor size” thinking mode!!! View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects. It takes skill to not make the ludicrous uber bokeh the f1.2 can produce and not look like a gimmick that makes me nauseous like sea sickness. @AshleyMC.. it certainly looks like your original post was a question.. followed by what seemed like @ Meerkato trying to give you an honest answer/response..being one could argue, helpful. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing around $2000 and recommended the best. I like how Dpreview now complain about unbalanced camera body and big lens combination rather than the big lens. Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. And that Canon color! For studio photography I can understand it for very specific applications. Such super fast lenses are really complex, so Canon would not be able to produce it for a few hundred bucks. I even prefer the old FD or, not to mention, the much older LTM Canon lenses for their incredibly nice rendering... You may prefer a jupiter vintage lens. You have to realize that the EOS R is a newly developed, high-end full frame system, you cannot expect it to be cheap. no life above F1.2? I don't get that. Now lenses are too big and heavy because they are unbalanced with smaller and lighter camera bodies. Raw conversions via Adobe Camera Raw at (mostly) standard settings unless otherwise noted. Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era. They are already great at lens design so that didn’t require much learning, they could start with the big guns. Dimensions: (Dia x Length): 103.2 x 117.3mm If you want to talk colours, im here. Does the EF 85 1.4 really need a BR element? We can’t really mark it down for its price because it’s designed to be good, not cheap, so it all depends on how much you want one…? Just look at all that glass! If anything, with systems moving beyond the old film SLR lens mounts, it makes more sense than ever to have new smaller formats as options in the middle ground. 1. My FB has all the recent work and yes, a lot of portraits, for which I mainly use the 58/1.4G, a magical lens. Canon's optics are unquestionably good historically speaking. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing under $1000 and recommended the best. After trying this Canon 85/1.2 and the EOS R for two weeks, I can EASILY say that it's an Otus with AF and half a stop faster lens. As a hobby I will look for bargain price of the EF mount lens and use them with adapter on the mirrorless body. @SteveAnderson: No, caucasian mainly. 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Its image quality wide open is quite superb, and the autofocus performance can deliver sharp ‘eye’ shots time and time again, even with the razor-thin depth of field at f/1.2. I've spent $3,900 on Cyber Monday (so far), GuruShots: winning photographs from the Artistic Still Life contest, Take your photos to the next level with Luminar AI’s Templates. Like a otus with af and alittle faster is not a bad comparisom. Now their AF system is top notch, ready to be deployed in a high-end camera - in 2018 a high-end model would have been a disappointment. Steve before you put your own foot in the mouth, try latest canon workhorse for professional photographers Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. I gave him 15 and let him keep his lens. But this RF is truly top shelf. My own findings using D750 and D7200. Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift Lens Review: What is a shift lens, and when is it useful? So is this new lens better than both, and would it tempt a Canon owner to swap to the Canon mirrorless camera system just to get one? I am still with 20D since 2005. :). By "extra pain" do you mean the hard-edged bokeh balls? But that doesn't change the fact that this is a truly exceptional lens that renders absolutely gorgeously. The lens is heavy but very short, and therefore should be more stable on a tripod than many EF L lenses that come without a tripod. But I am also seeing that investment as I my last in the space as in reality, the 5DMKIII that it will be replacing is good enough. Have a look. If you need it, pay for it, otherwise there are other solutions e.g. Relaxed subjects appear unlikely to be captured with this lens. Is that not SERIOUSLY given? Luckily it's protected by a fluorine coating. It was my first telephoto and worth every dollar for what I needed it for. Canon's RF mirrorless lenses have been highly lauded for their impressive image quality and for pushing the limits of design. While the IQ may be great as smaller lens will probably take more keepers. Respectfully, i don't think i could disagree more. The strange mask looks nice, subjectively. The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens features a bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, a ring-type UltraSonic Motor (USM) AF system more usually found in Canon’s super telephoto lenses which delivers fast, near-silent autofocusing, 9 rounded diaphragm … It has the added appeal of being equipped with in-lens IS and half macro, setting the new standard for EOS R system users. But, for a paid portrait shoot, I would definitely rent it. The ring-type USM autofocus is really fast, and the EOS R’s eye AF is extremely effective. The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM is designed with 13 elements spread across nine groups, with a single ultra-low-dispersion element and an aspherical one to control aberrations and general image quality. They don't have dark circles inside. Unfortunately you'll need to press a little release button and slide a plastic AF/MF switch on the lens body itself to go back and forth between AF and MF. Canon RF lenses are world class!!! Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’. Focus limit switches: Yes Yes, it is bulky but I never would trade it's special image rendering in for what a smartphone does. This is a new coating on two of its elements that’s said to help smooth out the edges of out-of-focus areas, which the company claims is more necessary here given the more severe correction for chromatic aberration. Were you actually not really asking a question, but rather just trying to voice some kind of disapproval of a brand you supposedly use? We compare the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5 and Sony a7 III. Not more than pretty though; mixed lighting sometimes forces me to implement corrections. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. I have this lens. But I also had missed there's an Apodized version of RF 85/1.2, which helps smooth the transition but reduces 1.5 EV and largely drives around maybe f1.8 with hints of f1.2. They gave the lens a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars and a highly recommended rating. It's shorter, but the 58mm f1.4G I'm sure has the look you want. This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. Technically nothing but maybe Fotoni was implying the manufacturers will deliberately never bring this quality to slower more compact lenses for market differentiation purposes. Well It's a lot cheaper than an 85mm Otus and has AF too so maybe not so expensive after all. You want the absolute best, it’s going to cost accordingly. Sigma's new primes promise very good performance and light weight, when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHP5rLL1MVg, https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d7200/nikon-d7200A5.HTM. What’s the best camera for less than $1000? Nine diaphragm blades, meanwhile, promise to keep the diaphragm round for nicer out-of-focus highlights. Thank you for signing up to Digital Camera World. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, I don't know if its even possible, but I count on that of subjects where I want sharpness to transition more smoothly. Here is another Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review. Thanks Michiel.I try to please myself first, but it is also nice to see someone else can appreciate too.I see on flickr you do a lot of portraits ;). These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. There are several options for the "sensible middle zone", including the EOS M system, just to stay at Canon. Despite its size and weight, the lens has been designed with just 13 elements in nine groups, although some of these are necessarily quite large. Well, the main difference is the new technology within the lens called the Defocus Smoothing, or DS for short. We've combed through the options and selected our two favorite cameras in this class. Unflattering for a portrait lens. Oh brother.Canon ALWAYS had more neutral look (close to real life colors) to their colors unlike Sony-Nik-Pentax (same family) sensors that scream with over-saturation. If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. There is a “low end” presumably dominated by smartphones, and there is the “high end” serving those who are willing to spend huge amounts of money on near-perfect optical engineering marvels. Nice work! The lens accepts 82mm filters at its front and can focus as close as 85cm (2.8 ft) away from the subject, which is a 10cm reduction on the previous EF 85mm f1.2 L II USM. I really mean it. Although, I do agree that there is more to a lens than just the performance on certain tests. The effect is similar to some specialized lenses from Fujifilm and Sony that contain comparable apodization elements. Since its release in late 2019, users have been unable to recalibrate or fine-tune their Apple Pro Display XDR. Things were humming along until we reached 4k. It's an awesome lens but it is heavy and kind of big. Primarily for perspective reasons, the classic portrait focal length ran… Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. Order now to ship at the end of June 2019). R does not make the same pleasing colours as a 7Dm2 though. I shot manual most of the time, although I am not very familiar with Nikon gear. What is happening to the sensible middle zone? I find the Z7 has a slight edge on image quality over the D850. Why just hold the lens, like I was taught to? Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV also shot a gallery with the lens, but on Panasonic bodies. That statement being they are serious about mirrorless. Wow! In our latest buying guide we've selected some cameras that might be a bit older but still offer a lot of bang for the buck. Though RF 85/1.2L demonstrates us it was a false assumption. Other optical enhancements include a UD (ultra-low dispersion) element and Canon’s ASC Air Sphere coating. This lens is one reason why I have NO interest in Canon's R bodies. 😉. Someone else may be viewing with who knows what sort of screen. lenses to be of high quality? lélé, I didn't know this lens. As the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM is for the RF mount, sports the new control ring and is a new design, the nearest comparison is with its sibling the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS. Weather seals: Yes Why later add that for you, only the legacy format inherited from 35mm film is sensible. For me it's not about the sharpness or f1.2. Hahahahhahah. In former times, a Leica with some standard lenses would cost more than an average income per year in many industrial countries. LOL.I am entitled to have the best and latest 85mm F1.2 lens ever that is cheap and small. My, what would they have thought of 11x14 glass plate cameras with hoods? Funny, by chance I just looked at some Cartier Bresson shots yesterday and I am sure none of those were very sharp in any section.While I get it that pro's shooting for large scale ads may benefit from such a lens, I'd say the majority here simply suffers from GAS :-). Right on, viggo. Price and weight... why are people complaining about that? In fact, the EOS R and RF 85mm f/1.2 delivered a 100% hit rate of sharp eye focus when we tested it against a subject walking directly towards the camera. The best camera phone in 2020: what's the best smartphone for photography? Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2020, Canon RF 85mm F1.2L sample gallery (DPReview TV), The results are in! It’s not bad if one lens can do that! There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. This lens now in stock and shipping at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Today, at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm revealed the details of its new Snapdragon 888 system on a chip (SoC) that, amongst performance and battery improvements, offers an array of impressive photographer features, should Android smartphone manufacturers choose to make the most of them. The 85mm … The Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro is a short telephoto lens for the EOS R mirrorless system. Those camera bodies are bigger and heavier, so there is then smaller and lighter body models. 'That's how gravity works, it's better to like gravity, you can't avoid it. @AshleyMC.. rather than getting snippy...have you considered rephrasing your question? Lots of character. I have had a lot of lenses and this one is by far my preferred one.Only a bit heavy but I can deal with 1195grs.It is crazy how sharp it is at 1.2. This site tests hue accuracy for 20yrs on more than 100 cameras. I will check out for samples of this version too (but requires saving a lot more too).
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